The ITS Web site received an award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) for the Best Computing Services Internal Web Site.
The judge for this category stated, "This site is well-designed, which makes it easy to navigate. I love the layout of each page. Each page has concise paragraphs on how-to instructions. Overall, this is a great site. Good job!"
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a global organization responsible for the advancement of resources, professional development, policies and research for those in the computing industry. As part of the ACM, the Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) is a professional association for those who provide technology services at higher education institutions.
"This group has been extremely important and active in higher education computing, particularly with regards to support for student computing," said Vicky Gerik, director of Client Services. "Although the SIGUCCS origin dates back to the 70s, Baylor has been very active in this organization since the late 1990s. This is, however, our first award from the organization."
Representatives from ITS will attend the SIGUCCS Fall Conference on Oct. 11-14, 2009, in St. Louis, Mo. where they will showcase the Web site during the conference's poster session and receive the official recognition during the Communications Awards presentation.
"The attendees at their conferences are made up of the technology support groups from college and universities from all over the world that meet to share their best practices. It is attended by the very folks that work directly with the clients every day - where "the rubber meets the road" and where communication is so vital," said Gerik. "So to be recognized for being one of the best at communicating through the Web is a special honor for Baylor."
Congratulations to ITS for this prestigious honor in a global network such as ACM SIGUCCS.