ETC featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
Dean Ray tapped for ABET's new Academic Advisory Council
Dean Ray is one of 15 academic leaders appointed to the newly formed Academic Advisory Council (AAC), which will provide ABET with direct access to the viewpoints of the faculty and administrators who oversee ABET-accredited programs and feedback about proposed ABET initiatives, procedures and policies.
Alumni Association awards funds to to student competition teams
The following teams received allocations:
Graduate accounting student is first at SPSU to pass the entire CPA exam
Sonal Doshi, a graduate assistant in accounting who is enrolled in SPSU’s new graduate program in accounting, has become the first SPSU student from either the bachelor or master of science in accounting programs to pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination in order to get licensed as a certified public accountant.
“This is great news and a testament to the rigor and education standards of our accounting program and Ms. Doshi’s education at SPSU,” said Dr. Jeff Ray, dean of the School of Engineering Technology and Management. “There is still much work to achieve in implementing the accounting curricula. Thanks to everyone for making the program a success.”
Meanwhile, other students in the accounting program also received word this month that they successfully passed the Certified Fraud Examination and the Certified Forensic Accountant Examination.
Electrical engineering student receives scholarship
Luck is on the executive board of SPSU’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter and is a member of the SPSU Honors Council. He spent eight years in the U.S. Army as an avionic and aircraft technician and spent considerable time in service overseas.
AFCEA International is a non-profit association serving the military, government, industry and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence and global security.
CET students receive scholarships
The scholarships were awarded based on the students’ interest, education and experience in concrete technology, materials, design or construction. Sartin and Oladapo will give a 20-30-minute presentation on their work at an upcoming IRCI chapter luncheon meeting.
IT's HelpDesk beefs up services
By replacing an in-house ticketing system with a more sophisticated commercial system called WebHelpDesk and enabling technicians to focus on more specialized tasks, DoIT has streamlined HelpDesk operations and improved its communications considerably, according to Dave Parham, director of IT Tech Support.
“Our goal is to have human beings answer 100 percent of the calls people make to the HelpDesk,” he said. “We’re at 90-95 percent now, during normal work hours and, as a result, we’re able to resolve a lot more problems immediately over the phone rather than having to dispatch a technician.”
With the new WebHelpDesk system, Parham says, requests are automatically routed to the most appropriate work groups for handling. Technicians have been divided into two groups, one of which deals primarily with lab support and the other with faculty/staff desktop issues. “This has allowed technicians to become more proficient in dealing with specific issues,” he notes.
DoIT is also able to focus more energy on classroom support than it has in the past and is hoping to add a technician position dedicated to this area, Parham said. “We’ve gotten good responses from people around campus regarding our improved turn-around time,” he says, noting that the changes “are not happening as quickly as I would like, but progress is being made. We’re headed in the right direction.”
CSE to offer accelerated training program in HIT for IT professionals
The program will be offered beginning Jan. 24 through the Extended University and in collaboration with Consort Systems and Endurance Business Professionals, LLC. Each of the three course modules is three weeks long.
Designed to alleviate a severe shortage of professionals who understand both the healthcare industry and information technology, the program is aimed at individuals with a background in information technology.
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