The purpose of the Champions is to improve the utilization of technology, increase skills across campus and enhance communication between Instructional & Campus Technologies (I&CT) and faculty/staff.  An Elon Technology Champion is a liaison between I&CT, their department/area, and the Elon community.

A Champion provides first line support and coaching and identifies training needs for all members of the Champion’s department/area.  As an advocate, a Champion brings technology initiatives and knowledge to their area on behalf of I&CT and lobbies for their peers in relation to technology resources and support.  We invite you to learn more about us!

Upcoming Events

Do you have ideas for events you want the Champions to sponsor? Do you wish you knew more about certain technology on campus? Email Sara Vanderpool with your ideas!

Past Events

Learn more about Instructional and Campus Technologies (I&CT)

Are you interested in learning more about Instructional and Campus Technologies (I&CT)? Please join us for an informative panel with the following I&CT representatives:

  • Christopher Waters, Assistant Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Keith Schoenefeld, Information Security Director
  • Laura Kappert, Director of Application Technologies
  • Scott Hildebrand, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies - Training and Development
  • Matt Howell, Assistant Director of Campus Technology Support
  • Jerry Williams, Assistant Director of Information Systems/Systems Engineer

The panel will discuss the I&CT organization, the services they offer and conclude with a Q&A session.

Effective Use of Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

Struggling to keep up with email, frustrated with managing data, or petrified at the thought of presenting? Then, don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about effectively using Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Michael Vaughn, Instructional Technologist, will share presentation design ideas and PowerPoint tips, Scott Hildebrand, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, will share how Outlook can help you be efficient and organized, and Julie White, Programmer/Analyst, will share Excel tips and tricks to increase your knowledge and refine your skills.

Learn about Data Security at Elon

Keith Schoenefeld will discuss issues that are the focus of his new role at Elon University. Among these are data inventory, password management, and how to protect "High Risk" data at Elon University. Keith has been working in Higher Education for 19 years, with a primary focus of information security for the last 9 years. He joined Elon University in August 2015 in the newly created position of Information Security Director.

Effective use of social media for your Elon University group

Please join us for a discussion hosted by the Elon Technology Champions, Adam Constantine, Elon’s Social Media Manager, and the Office of Leadership & Professional Development (OLPD). Many departments and groups around campus have made the jump into using social media to promote their work – have you made the leap? Topics will include identifying social media forms, potential benefits, and drawbacks, effective use, how to measure your reach, what Elon’s social media policies are and what resources exist on campus.  Learning On Demand video

SharePoint Panel Discussion

Please join us for a panel discussion hosted by the Elon Technology Champions and the Office of Leadership & Professional Development (OLPD). Many departments around campus use SharePoint to help with their business processes and collaboration. Are you interested in learning more about how SharePoint can help you? Bill Turner, SharePoint Analyst/Developer, will introduce SharePoint and discuss the many features of the software. Melissa Holmes, Assistant Registrar/Technology, will give an overview of the Registrar’s SharePoint site, how their office uses it daily and how forms work. Ayesha Delpish, Associate Dean of the School of Education, will discuss assessment, statistics capabilities, and general storage.