The 10th annual CATS Conference takes place March 26-28, 2007 at CSU Fullerton.

The Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) conferences focus on the major themes, issues, topics, and technological and educational advances influencing the direction of academic technology. Conference goals include providing useful information and training about current and emerging technologies, and sharing strategies to support faculty use of technology. Another important goal is to provide networking opportunities, enabling peers at different campuses and institutions to solve problems they all face.

See Who's Coming to CATS

This list will continue growing as more and more people register.

This year's theme celebrates our 10th anniversary of providing professional development opportunities to academic technology staff throughout the CSU and beyond...ten years of collaborating, networking, mentoring, enabling, designing, skill-building, creating, growing, communicating, and innovating.

Big Ideas at the 2007 CATS Conference

Comments from CATS members at the 2007 conference. Watch video

CATS members at 2007 CATS conference

Monday, March 26 Keynote

Ten Years Out of the Bag — CATS Are Doing Well

picture of David Ernst David Ernst
Assistant Vice Chancellor
California State University 

The CATS organization has been a model for the adage, "If you build it, they will come." With support from the Chancellor's Office, the first CATS conference was held in 1998, providing a real time, face-to-face opportunity for campus academic technology staff to share information, expertise, and experience with their peers on the 23 campuses. Since then, the energy and achievement have increased every year, and more and more professional development programs have been added. 

How did we get to where we are today and where are we headed are
the key questions to ask as CATS turns 10.

Streamed Session Archives

The keynote and special plenary sessions were streamed by Elluminate and are now archived.

Monday March 26, 2007
8:00 - 9:45 AM Pacific
Keynote – David Ernst
Ten Years Out of the Bag - CATS Are Doing Well

1:30 - 2:30 PM Pacific       
Plenary Session
ITAC/DAT/CATS Roundtable

Tuesday March 27, 2007
8:00 - 9:45 AM Pacific     
Keynote – Carl Berger
The Net-generation Student...OK, but the Net-generation Instructor...What?

1:30 - 2:30 PM Pacific       
Plenary Session
CSU's ATI and LMS Initiatives Updates 

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Tuesday, March 27 Keynote

The Net-generation Student... OK, but the Net-generation Instructor... What?

image of Carl Berger Carl Berger
Professor & Dean Emeritus
University of Michigan, School of Education 

You've heard of the millennium or net-generation student — but have you heard of the millennium instructor?

Well, they're here! Not surprisingly, they have different ways of learning about technology for teaching and learning — and what's more, they have different demands for support. Let's look at the data from recent UM surveys as well as comments from the millennium instructors themselves to find out more about them, and hopefully get ourselves ready for the changes in support and collaboration that lie ahead.

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