May 23-24, 2012 • K-State Student Union Union • Kansas State University • Manhattan, KS 66506

Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas

Call for Proposals

Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) 2012
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
May 23-24, 2012

Play an active role in CHECK 2012 by submitting a proposal on one of the many important IT topics in higher education.  The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2012

Benefits of Presenting

As a presenter, you’ll not only help create an innovative and informative program, you will spotlight your institution’s achievements and facilitate progress in the academic community.

Suggested Topics

  • Data Storage including a discussion of cloud services (Evernote,, etc.)
  • System Center Configuration Management
  • Content Management Systems
  • Improvements to business processes/work flow
  • Digital Signatures
  • Digital Signage
  • Central IT working in decentralized environments
  • eMail Solutions
  • Policy & Compliance
  • Secure Wireless (technical overview)
  • iPad – discussion about useful Apps for academe and IT support
  • Innovations worth touting
  • Virtualizing our world
  • Help Desk best practices
  • Accessibility
  • Social Media
  • Video conferencing/Lecture Capturing
  • Mobiles and Mobility Support
  • Training
  • CAS (Single Sign On)
  • Linux server patch management and maintenance
  • Access Request System (Identity Management)
  • ERP Systems - who is in and who is out
  • Open Source
  • Mobile self-service or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • e-textbooks
  • Other


Presentations may take one of the following forms, or you may suggest an alternative format.  All presentations are limited to 45 minutes and it is encouraged that the presenter leaves time at the end of the session for questions and answers.

  • Lecture-style presentations are the traditional format in which a paper is presented with limited audience interaction.
  • Panel discussions consist of a panel of multiple speakers, each offering a perspective on an issue or set of issues.
  • Campus perspectives presentations share the experiences of several (two to four) institutions dealing with the same challenge on their respective campuses.

Please include the following when submitting a proposal:

  • Title
  • Presentation style (see above for descriptions)
  • Abstract, 75 words maximum. If your proposal is accepted, the abstract will appear on the CHECK website and in the program guide.
  • Statement of problem or issue
  • Description of activity, project, or solution
  • Outcome
  • Importance or relevance for other institutions
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and title(s)
  • Requested equipment (i.e. internet connection, projector, etc)
  • Contact information: Name, title, phone number, and email address

For questions about submitting proposals or to find out more about CHECK 2012 visit, or email