2012

The 2012 Best Practices Forum was held on Monday, March 19, 2012 on the Evanston Campus.

This year's forum included a lunchtime presentation "Oncofertility: Translation in Multiple Dimensions" by Dr. Teresa Woodruff, Institute for Women's Health Research Chief, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Fertility Preservation at Feinberg School of Medicine. Approximately 163 staff members participated in the event. There was representation from each of the twelve schools at the forum.

Presentations

Title: Northwestern Scholars: Showcasing Faculty, their Accomplishments, and their Collaborations
Presenters:

  • Ruth Reingold, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Office of Human Resources

Title: Recruiting a Diverse Graduate Student Body
Presenters:

  • Penny Warren, Assistant Dean of Student Life & Multicultural Affairs, Graduate School Administration
  • Mario Craigen, Coordinator Multicultural Affairs, Graduate School Administration
  • Bruce Lindvall, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Title: When Leadership Meets IT: Best Practices for Collaboration
Presenters:

  • Adam Goodman, Director, Center for Leadership
  • Dan Bockenfeld, Web Administrator, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Alan Wolff, Senior IT Director, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Title: Above the Fold in the Digital Age: Online Marketing for Graduate Programs
Presenters:

  • Margaret M. McCarthy, Senior Director Marketing & Enrollment Management, School of Continuing Studies
  • Allison Faetz, Manager of Marketing & Communications, School of Continuing Studies
  • Barbra Rodichok, Coordinator of Marketing & Communications, School of Continuing Studies

Title: Process Improvement in Action: The Office for Sponsored Research Experience
Presenters:

  • Sean Perry, Contract and Grant Officer, Senior, Office for Sponsored Research
  • Pam Conley, Contract and Grant Officer, Senior, Office for Sponsored Research

Title: Why Web Accessibility Matters & Best Practices for Compliance
Presenters:

  • Alison May, Assistant Director, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Chris Walker, Web Applications/Software Developer, Student Affairs Information Technology

Title:Many Hands Make Light Work: Shared Technology Services @ NU
Presenters:

  • Terry Jolley, Manager, Consulting Services, IT Technology Support Services
  • Christel Bridges, Systems Administrator Senior, Northwestern Law Information Systems
  • George Campbell, Systems Analyst/Programmer, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Information Technology

Title: Improving Learning with Technology-Enhanced Instruction
Presenters:

  • Frank Mulhern, Professor and Associate Dean for Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill
  • Ted Spiegel, Associate Professor Emeritus-in-Service, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill
  • Brian Nielsen, Project Manager, Faculty Initiatives, IT Academic Technologies

Title:NU Collaborations: Online Grant/Award Application System

  • Peter Civetta, Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Provost
  • Kalpesh Patel, Applications Systems Manager, Northwestern University Information Technology

Title: Creating Change: Coalition Building on Campus & in the Community
Presenters:

  • Laura Stuart, Sexual Health Education and Violence Prevention Coordinator, Northwestern University Health Service
  • Eva Ball, Sexual Violence Response Services Coordinator, Northwestern University Health Service

Title: Strategically Conducting Administrative Searches and Staff Hiring to Position New-Hires for Success
Presenters:

  • Marianna Kepka, Assistant Provost for Academic Administration, Office of the Provost
  • Celina Flowers, Project Coordinator, Office of the Provost
  • Javier J. Hernandez, Senior Staffing Consultant, Office of Human Resources