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Editor's Note Welcome back! This Back-to-
School issue highlights summer changes and accomplish-
ments and looks forward to the upcoming academic year.

As predicted in our last issue, IT was very busy over the summer. Most notably, we continued efforts to improve access to services through internal realignment of business units. We've also prepared for the new year, making significant improvements in computer labs and assisting at the Summer Advising orientation of more than 4,000 entering students.

For the coming year, we take a look at how the new Instructional Technology and Digital Media Center is gearing up to assist faculty and how the campus is preparing to implement UC Davis' Student Computer Ownership Expectation by Fall 2001.

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by Richard Darsie
With the new academic year comes a new Information Technology organization focused on access to services and collaborating with the campus.

surge II photo

By Roger Ashton
If you've walked by Surge II lately, the idyllic setting may lull you into thinking that not much exciting is going on inside. You would be wrong. Surge II is now the home of the new Instructional Technology and Digital Media Center.

summer advising photo

by Roger Ashton
UC Davis has adopted a statement of expectation for student computer ownership that will go into effect Fall 2001. While this is not a revolutionary leap for the university, much is being done to help future students prepare for this new computer ownership expectation.
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