Cole Camplese to keynote AIKCU Technology Conference

Cole CampleseCole Camplese, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, will keynote the 2015 AIKCU Technology Conference  at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky on June 12, 2015.

Cole is a noted speaker, blogger, and consultant passionate about improving classroom and learning experiences through technology. At Stony Brook he serves on the president’s senior leadership team and oversees the Division of Information Technology. Before coming to Stony Brook he was the Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology at Pennsylvania State University.

The AIKCU Technology Conference is a great opportunity for professional networking and features a full day of presentations in four distinct tracks: information technology, instructional technology, library services, and Moodle. (View the draft agenda with the full day’s schedule.)

Registration to the AIKCU Technology Conference is offered at no cost to staff and faculty from AIKCU member institutions thanks to the generosity of conference sponsors. Creative-image technologies is the premier sponsor of the 2015 conference.

Major sponsors include: Bell Techlogix, Blackboard Transact, Brocade Communication Systems/The Mirazon Group (shared sponsorship), Crowe Horwath, MCPc, Pomeroy, and Starfish Retention Solutions by Hobsons.

Update (6/4/15): Online registration for the AIKCU Technology Conference has closed. Any last minute registrants should call Krista Hudson at 502.695.5007.


AIKCU to present another free Title IX-focused workshop for members

AIKCU is pleased to offer another free professional development opportunity for member campus Title IX coordinators and managers. The 4-hour “Drafting a Title IX Compliant Sexual Misconduct Policy” workshop will be held April 16, 2015 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Georgetown College Conference Center.

This event was developed based on feedback and requests for additional training AIKCU received following our October 2014 Title IX/Sexual Violence Workshop.

The in-depth workshop will be presented by Jim Newberry, the leader of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Higher Education Team. It will focus on helping campus staff understand the essential required elements when developing Title IX compliant sexual misconduct policies and processes. All participants will be provided a certificate of completion for inclusion in the plan’s required documentation.

Event open to AIKCU members only. Registration is free for member campus personnel and lunch will be provided.

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Regional forum on administrative system collaborations to be held at Bellarmine University June 5

A group of private colleges in Kentucky and Indiana, along with seven state private college associations, have come together to organize an exploration of opportunities for collaboration in the area of campus administrative software and services.

The event will be held June 5 on the campus of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. The event is hosted by Centre College, Bellarmine University, Georgetown College, DePauw University, Saint Mary’s College, Hanover College, and the state associations of independent colleges and universities in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Attendees will learn about successful models for collaborative cost-saving solutions that have already been implemented and will have a vendor-free forum in which to explore new partnerships and opportunities for collaboration.

This full day event is designed for chief business officers and chief technology officers interested in seriously exploring collaborative opportunities. There is a nominal registration fee of $75 to cover meeting costs.

Registration and event information available at

Or download the Administrative Systems Collaboration Event Flyer (PDF)

Education technology expert and futurist Bryan Alexander to keynote AIKCU Technology Conference

Bryan AlexanderThe AIKCU Technology Conference planning committee has announced that Bryan Alexander will keynote the 2014 AIKCU Technology Conference on the campus of St. Catharine College on Friday, June 13, 2014.

Bryan Alexander is a leading thinker in the field of education technology. He is a senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and speaks widely on technology and the future of higher education. Learn more about Bryan Alexander at

Register for the 2014 AIKCU Technology Conference

The one day AIKCU Technology Conference brings together AIKCU member staff from the areas of information technology, instructional technology, and libraries. There is no registration fee for AIKCU members.

See also: Highlights and materials from the 2013 AIKCU Technology Conference, featuring a keynote by Vince Kellen, PhD, Senior Vice Provost and CIO at the University of Kentucky.

Photos and Video: Sept. 26 AIKCU College and Career Readiness Workshop

College and Career Readiness Workshop

About 60 people, representing every AIKCU member teacher preparation program as well as our partners in state education agencies and public schools, converged at the NKU METS Center on September 26 for AIKCU’s College and Career Readiness Workshop: Moving Forward Together—College and Career Readiness and Next Generation Learning at AIKCU Institutions.

The workshop explored AIKCU members’ role in implementing the 2009 Senate Bill 1 education reform bill, now referred to as Unbridled Learning, and how teacher preparation programs and schools have evolved and worked together to move Kentucky forward.

We are working on a comprehensive report on the conference and AIKCU members’ SB 1 activities, but for now please enjoy these photos and videos of the keynotes by Gene Wilhoit, director of the National Center for Innovation in Education and former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief of Education Week.

PHOTOS: AIKCU College and Career Readiness Workshop


First Private College Appreciation Day a success

Union College alumni at Private College Appreciation Day
Union College alumni at AIKCU’s Private College Appreciation Day

On October 23 AIKCU hosted its first Private College Appreciation Day event for alumni and friends of Kentucky’s private colleges at our office in Frankfort. Nearly 100 people stopped by to enjoy hot dogs and celebrate Kentucky’s private colleges on what turned out to be a perfect, clear fall day.

More photos from Private College Appreciation Day:

We appreciate all the alumni and friends who took the time to share in the celebration with us. We had a terrific turnout including local alumni representing 15 of our 20 member institutions, several state legislators, the Commissioner of Education, several cabinet secretaries, members of the Governor’s staff, the acting director and a number of KHEAA staff members, CPE staff, one member president and staff from most of our institutions, several AIKCU business partners, and many other friends of private colleges.

We want to extend a special thanks to our member campuses for their efforts to spread the word to alumni and help make the event a success. We hope to do it again in the future.

Join us for Private College Appreciation Day on October 23

Private College Appreciation Day, October 23



Join AIKCU for refreshments, networking, and celebration as we host our first Private College Appreciation Day on Tuesday, October 23, from 4-6 PM at our office in Frankfort.

The casual, drop-in event is for all alumni and friends of Kentucky’s 20 nonprofit, private colleges and universities. Stop by after work and check in with representatives from your institution, register for prizes and giveaways, and celebrate the strength of Kentucky’s nonprofit, private college sector.

Register below and join the event on Facebook so we can save you a hot dog. (It’s not required but it will help us plan.)



Registration open for 2012 AIKCU Technology Conference

Update (5/14): AIKCU is proud to announce that Curtis Bonk, a national leader in instructional technology and online education, has been added as the opening keynote speaker thanks to the support of Moodlerooms.


2012 AIKCU Technology Conference Agenda – updated (PDF)

2012 AIKCU Technology Conference Session Descriptions (PDF) 

Spalding University will host the 2012 AIKCU Technology Conference on Friday, June 8 in Louisville. The event brings together campus information technology staff, faculty, and library personnel for a full day of presentations, roundtables, and networking opportunities. Conference tracks will address information technology, instructional technology, and library topics. There is no cost to participants from AIKCU institutions thanks to the generous support of AIKCU’s technology business partners.

More information about the 2012 AIKCU Technology Conference, including detailed session descriptions, will be available soon in this space. Use the form embedded below to register now and make sure you don’t miss any updates.


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