Campus Consortium is an association that has over 2,000 higher education institution members including Columbia University, Cornell University, Florida State University, Louisiana State University. Campus Consortium focuses on helping its members improve enrollment, retention and IT services by providing its members with lessons learned iseminars, conferences and consulting services on areas such as cloud hosting, enterprise portal, web content management services, single sign-on & identity management, mobile apps and service desk.
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Campus Consortium History and Mission
Campus Consortium was established in 2003 by 14 universities as a response to increasing IT budget cuts, resource constraints and expectations of incoming Internet-savvy students that are, these days, exposed to services such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The Campus Consortium's mission is to help members reduce the time, cost and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel.
Campus Consortium was founded as an Ohio non-profit organization in 2003. In 2008, at the request of our Members, Campus began offering a myriad of additional services to support the Consortium, including hosting, monitoring, managed and help desk services. In order to offer all these services, Campus Consortium needed to invest significantly in new infrastructure (equipment and resources). Rather than seek outside investment, Campus Consortium worked with its bank (Huntington Bank) and utilized a line of credit to finance this growth. The Bank required a lien on the infrastructure that was being purchased. Because the bank could not have liens on the non-profit organization, Campus(for-profit) was formed. This company provides all additional services to the non-profit organization. The governance has not changed.
Campus Consortium is a leader in the world of higher education information technology services. The Consortium focuses on improving the future of university education through organizing, leading, and sponsoring higher education conferences. For the past 15 years, the Campus Consortium Annual Conference has brought together universities and colleges from across the United States to learn from Industry leaders, fellow CIOs and IT managers, vendors, and sponsors. While the Annual Conference is the largest and most popular of Campus Consortium's education technology conferences, it is only one of many events put on by the Consortium. The Consortium targets regions as well, providing more concentrated and hands-on learning experiences to local institutions. In 2014, Gwynedd Mercy University hosted the Campus Consortium Eastern Conference and the Campus Consortium Western Conference took place in California on the sunny campus of the University of La Verne.
Why Our Role Is Important
The role of education technology has never been as prominent or necessary as it is today. Students rely heavily on immediate access to their grades, assignments, and schedules. "Doing research at the library" no longer requires actually walking into a library. Laptops and tablets have replaces paper and pencils. Through our Higher Education Conferences, Higher Education Web Conferences, and Education Technology Conferences, we bring this Industry together to improve the end user experience.
Campus Consortium Governance
The Campus Consortium Executive Advisory Committee guides the Consortium's Executive Director, Board and Leadership Team in prioritizing the strategic initiatives of the community.
Conferences, iSeminars & Working Groups
Campus Consortium hosts conferences, iseminars and working groups to help facilitate members sharing lessons learned and best practices.
Annual Face-to-Face Conferences:
iSeminars & Working Group Topics:
Campus Consortium Leadership Team
Recognizing the need to have a central leadership team and resources dedicated to supporting the Consortium's initiatives, the Campus Consortium staff provides strategic planning, project management, infrastructure design and implementation, graphic and user interface design, software development, support, training, and on-demand hosted and managed services.
Executive Management Team
Campus Consortium Facilities
To support its national and international members and provide them with competitive and cost effective consulting services rates, the Campus Consortium has facilities in the US and overseas:
For more information about the Community, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.