About the IT Times
Mission and ScopeThe IT Times, a print newspaper, is published by the Office of the Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology, University of California, Davis, to inform faculty and staff about the following:
The IT Times is a service provided by the Office of the Vice Provost-Information and Educational Technology to the campus. As such, its scope is broad, drawing information from every department within the Vice Provost's Office, campus units, and information technology sources off campus, as well. Therefore, wide collaboration among UC Davis staff (in and out of IET) is essential for identifying, writing, and reviewing stories for this publication.
AudienceThe IT Times is intended for UC Davis faculty and staff. Within this group, we narrow our focus to speak to the needs and interests of the "average computer user," defined here as someone who regularly uses a computer at UC Davis but is not an information technology professional.
The IT Times is not intended to provide technical information to computing experts on campus, nor is it targeted to IET staff. It is our hope that IET staff and technical folks on campus will read this publication and disseminate all relevant information to the individuals to whom they provide technical support.
Frequency and DistributionThe IT Times is published once every two months, and it is distributed in three different ways:
IT Times TeamThe IT Times team is composed of content providers, writers, editors, reviewers, and a Webmaster/Desktop Publisher.
Every IT and campus member is invited to serve as a contributor and/or reviewer for the IT Times. Regular contributors represent a wide array of IET services--campuswide planning and policy, lab management, IT Express, human resources, communications resources, computing services, instructional and digital media center, and various other units.
We also seek contributors from outside of IET, particularly