Podcast dedicated to building the AV/IT tech manager community in higher education through discussions on classroom technology and audiovisual support.
106: USC Learning Environments Support Team: Adaline Tatum, Marco Winfrey, Lorenzo Bernardi, & Keith Jordan
Congratulations to the USC Learning Environments team for winning the 2020 #AVAwards for End-User Service Team of the Year, presented by AV Magazine! I welcome boots-on-the-ground Support Analysts, Adaline Tatum, Marco Winfrey, Lorenzo Bernardi, and Keith Jordan to discuss how they achieve operational excellence. We also discuss Digital Transformation, developing the team, how they approach serving their customers, and even tackle the difficult conversations of diversity and inclusion.
Connect with the team on LinkedIn: Adaline, Marco, Lorenzo, & Keith. Learn more about USC Learning Environments at https://www.usc.edu/spaces, and the University of Southern California on Twitter at @USC and online at https://www.usc.edu.
105: Steve Greenblatt, President of Control Concepts and Host of "A State of Control" Podcast
Programming or configuration? Which one is best for higher ed? Steve Greenblatt, President of Control Concepts and host of the podcast, "A State of Control" discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each, how to succeed as an AV programmer, and how to best use outside resources. We also discuss professional development and training from a personality, team, and business prospective. As Steve says: “Don’t be in a bubble. Have a team. Be bold, prove you are qualified. Always put yourself in the client’s shoes. Everyone has a client to serve.”
Connect with Steve Greenblatt on Twitter at @SteveGreenblatt on LinkedIn. Learn more about the Control Concepts on Twitter at @ccicontrol and online at https://www.controlconcepts.net. Listen and subscribe to "A State of Control" podcast on AV Nation at https://avnation.tv/avnation-podcasts/a-state-of-control/.
104: Greg Carstens, Senior Audio Visual Design Engineer at University of Colorado Boulder
There is no denying that the pandemic has caused us to shift how we work, how we plan, and how we serve our customers. Greg Carstens, Senior Audio Visual Design Engineer at the University of Colorado Buffalo join the show, discussing the plans they have implemented, and how we need "flexible standards." Hear how in-house integration, training, and teamwork go together to generate success on their campus.
Connect with Greg Carstens on LinkedIn. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder on Twitter at @CUBoulder and online at https://www.colorado.edu.
103: Craig Shibley, Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University
What is it like to move from the events side of higher ed AV to the classroom support side? I welcome Craig Shibley, MBA, CTS, back to the show to talk about his transition now almost one year later. What is it like taking a new job and then having COVID hit? How do you build on what your predecessor left behind? We tackle all these questions as well as Craig's monthly article here on the magazine and work with HETMA. Oh, and who has the best beard in AV? Listen to find out.
Connect with Craig Shibley on Twitter at @CraigShibley and on LinkedIn. Learn more about California Baptist University on Twitter at @CalBaptist and online at https://www.calbaptist.edu.
Learn more about Check My AV on Twitter at @CheckMyAV and online at https://www.checkmyav.com. See more on Esau Grooming on Twitter at @EsauGrooming and online at https://www.esaugrooming.com.
102: Ramiro Vasquez, Audio Video System Engineer at the University of Oregon
We have another first this week... We geek out on cable pulls! Ramiro Vasquez, Audio Visual System Engineer at the University of Oregon joins the show. We discuss campus operations and the importance of performing our craft to a high level. Why is it important to be certified in all our specialities? Listen to what Ramiro has to say!
Connect with Ramiro Vasquez on LinkedIn. Learn more about the University of Oregon on Twitter at @UOregon and online at https://www.uoregon.edu.
101: FLEXspace's Rebecca Frazee (San Diego State University) and Lisa Stephens (University at Buffalo)
The FLEXspace platform is a valuable resource for higher ed institutions to share and collaborate on learning space design. Today, I welcome Rebecca Frazee (Faculty in Learning Design and Technology at San Diego State University and Associate Director at FLEXspace) and Lisa Stephens (Assistant Dean of Digital Education at UB School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo and Executive Director at FLEXspace) to the show to discuss the benefits of FLEXspace. Learn how to harness the resources available as well as add your spaces to the portal. We also discuss trends in learning space design as well as tips for successful hybrid and remote learning.
We are honored to have FLEXspace as part of the Higher Ed AV Family. Check out this month's column here: https://www.higheredav.com/flexspace-october-2020. Learn more about FLEXspace at https://flexspace.org and on Twitter at @FLEXspaceorg.
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I recently found the podcast and started at the beginning. I work in Higher Ed as an AV Engineer, PM, and control systems programmer. It’s refreshing to hear we have the same struggles as others and listen to their experiences.
Joe way has a lot of knowledge and he is sharing his knowledge with others. I love this podcast and recommend it to others.