Monday 20th May, 2013
2:00pm to 2:50pm
In March 2012 Tim Nektritz, for better or worse, started a conversation about the relationship between a higher ed vendor and the institution. We think it is safe to say that there is a general opinion that many higher education vendors are not that different than snake oil salesmen. We also think that it is safe to say that higher education institutions have a reputation of not doing a very good job providing transparent and obvious channels to be sold through, and the RFP is part of the problem. The animosity has been building for some time. Now is just as good a time as any to bring this discussion out in the open and attempt to find a working resolution for both sides.
In this roundtable, we bring individuals from both sides of the table together for a mature discussion. Each side will give a short presentation to state the challenges they face. We hope to present a framework to lead to better working relationships. We also bring a representative from a school who does mostly everything in-house, and in doing so presents a completely different outlook to the discussion.
At the end of the day, if both parties can build a working relationship with the other side everyone wins. This is the end goal after all.
Perpetual minimalist. User experience crafter. Speaker. Realist. Library Scientist. Web Director at @waynestate.
Social media canary/director of web comm, SUNY Oswego. Writer. Teacher. Media researcher. Historian. Blogger. #pancaketweetup-er. #rollerderby ref/announcer. bio from Twitter
CEO @nuCloud, Writer @eduGuru, and hopefully overall nice guy doing his part to make a difference. Atlanta Braves Fan 4 Life. bio from Twitter
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