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  • Don't Miss This Free Webinar: Data for Good: Building a Compassionate, Whole Story
    Free Webinar From the MN State ITCOE: Reporting data is an increasing requirement in health care, especially with greater awareness of the need for strong public health knowledge and responses. Join us for this free webinar hosted by SAS’ National Director of Behavioral Health and Whole Person Care, Dr. Josh Morgan to discuss how strengths-based and whole person data and analytics can be particularly important for short- and long-term recovery.
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  • Minnesota State Mankato to Host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually
    Minnesota State Mankato to host Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition Virtually on March 28-29 More than 200 students, 50 teams to address real-world data analytics problem Mankato, Minn. – More than 200 students representing 50 teams from universities and colleges throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Kansas, will compete in the ninth annual Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) Saturday and Sunday...
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  • Career Readiness Modules Podcast – Episode One
    Listen to this first episode in our new series of podcasts focused on the Career Readiness D2L Modules. In this episode, Wilson Garland and Janice Aanenson from the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence discuss the importance of teaching career readiness skills to IT and computer science students, employer viewpoints on career readiness skills, the value of the Career Readiness D2L Modules to faculty and students, and how faculty can utilize the Modules and award digital badges in their cours...
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  • Free Spring Professional Development Events for Our Favorite Faculty
    #1.) SAS Visual Analytics VIYA Basics Friday, April 24th, 2020 → Saturday, April 25th, 2020 @MNStateITCOE Training Center in St. Paul Back by request and sure to fill quickly!  Professional SAS trainers will teach two important areas: SAS VIYA Basics and GAP Overview (Global Academic Programs).  SAS VISUAL ANALYTICS 1 FOR SAS® Viya®: BASICS (1.5 days) An introduction to data preparation, data discovery, and report creation in SAS Visual Analytics. ...
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  • Updated Career Readiness Modules Now Available
    Our three Career Readiness Modules have been updated recently, with new content recommended by faculty, students and employers. The Modules are being used at seven Minnesota State institutions this semester, with digital badging pilots happening as well.
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  • Center of Excellence & Curriculum D2L Modules Update
    The ITCoE is working to increase curriculum modules in cybersecurity, data analytics, Agile, and career readiness. Read More....
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  • Why Cyber Security Awareness is Actually the Scariest Part of October.
    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence wants to emphasize to our amazing Minnesota State faculty how important it is to help students be aware of cybersecurity and the impact it will have on almost all future career fields. Learn more about why cyber threats are so scary to our every day lives and also about how we can fight back.
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  • ITCoE Wins Grant to Begin Awarding Badges for Career Readiness Skills
    Education Design Lab has selected the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence to be one of five U.S. institutions responsible for improving their 21st Century Skills Badges, resulting in a $25,000 grant that will be shared between three Minnesota State campuses.
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  • There is No End to the Summer Fun at ITCOE - Fall Faculty Events
    Fall opportunities for Faculty and a summer program recap.
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  • Making a Difference
    A summary of all of our accomplishments as we move forward with the new school year.
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  • VIDEO: Students, Employers and Faculty Explain the Importance of Career Readiness Curriculum
    Watch this 3-minute video to hear from students, employers, faculty, and ITCoE leadership, to understand why career readiness skills are valued, and how the new Career Readiness D2L Modules can help faculty deliver this important training in their courses.
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  • Career Readiness Module Pilots Receive High Marks from Faculty and Students
    Since the announcement of the Career Readiness Modules in February 2019, the ITCoE has worked closely with five faculty members to pilot the Modules in their winter 2019 courses. Read this article to learn about the pilots and hear what faculty and students are saying.
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  • Summer Faculty Work Projects
    Faculty Curriculum Development Information
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  • Keynote Speakers and Panel Guests
    New Directions provides an opportunity to learn more about past and current Center projects and how you can get involved. It’s also a great way for you to hear from Leading Experts in the Information Technology Field. As always, we aim to have new and dynamic speakers and panel guest to help us all understand the needs of the industry. This year’s line-up once again delivers!
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  • Register now for the New Directions In IT Education - Minnesota State IT Faculty Conference
    New Directions in IT Education is the annual Minnesota State Faculty Conference that provides an opportunity for educators and industry leaders to interact with their peers and influence the direction of education. This year’s conference will be held May 15-17, 2019 at North Hennepin Community and Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN.
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  • Strong Turnout for Career Readiness Lunch-and-Learn
    On Friday March 1, thirteen faculty from across the state braved snowy skies and roads to gather for lunch during the annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium in Minneapolis, to learn about the new D2L Career Readiness Modules being offered by ITCOE.  Wilson Garland, Janice Aanenson and Chad Eckes from ITCOE provided information and took questions about the Modules, as well as discussed the needs for improved Career Readiness curriculum options for faculty to offer in their classes.  While...
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  • New D2L Modules for Career Readiness … Coming Soon to a Campus Near You
    In line with the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence mission, we are excited to introduce new career readiness curriculum for IT and CS faculty to use in their courses. We are also excited to introduce Chad Eckes, a new consultant at the COE, who has helped us develop the new D2L Modules, and will be assisting with their launch. Read this article to learn more about the new Modules, our pilots happening this spring, and the broader rollout being planned for Fall 2019.
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  • An Invite to Join Us at the Table
    Info on upcoming Spring 2019 events for college faculty that are interested in IT
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  • 2018 Cyber & Data Curriculum Development Project Update
    There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of this incredible project! As we move into the 2019 Calendar year, we will be seeking for your assistance in creating over 50 Cybersecurity and Data Science/Analytics curriculum modules.
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  • Faculty & Student Training Opportunities
    Learn how to help Students discover internships, career options, increase work experience, sharpen their professional image, resume and interviewing skills!
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  • Applying Emerging Big Data, Analytics, Infrastructure Curriculum to the Classroom
    As many of you remember, at New Directions in IT Education Faculty (NDiIT) Conference in May 2018 we had a full half day dedicated to data. Our Keynote Speaker, James Harroun, SAS, gave a fascinating view into data visualization and exploration which was followed by a panel discussion with experts from Willis Towers Watson and  One 10 Marketing and Brick, Inc  joining in the conversation. The Data Analytics and Science panel discussion concluded Keynote Speaker, Joseph Indelicato, of S...
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  • Making the most Out of the New Academic Year Event Calendar as a MN State Faculty Member
    As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. faculty increase industry knowledge, collaborate and partner with local businesses.
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  • Expanding the (Data) Universe
    We hear it in high-stakes and high-value data discussions: data is the new gold; data is everywhere; we are overwhelmed by data; we are drowning in data; we need a data strategy; data-this; data-that…
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  • 10 Sponsored Work Initiatives Under Consideration for Funding
    Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and industry leaders, ten sponsored work initiatives ranging from Agile Course Module Creation to Data Research Colloquiums were developed. Funding award announcements for these projects will be made June 4th.
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  • 2018 New Directions in IT (NDiIT) Education Faculty Conference Highlights
    Nearly 60 faculty and 20 industry leaders came together to share, learn, and create collaborative opportunities at the 2018 New Directions in IT Education Faculty Conference.
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  • Are Your College Students Career Ready?
    We are looking for 8-10 I.T. college faculty to join our MNSITCOE Career Readiness Cohort and help develop contextual information technology learning strategies and assessments for each of the 8 career readiness competencies.
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  • FREE Faculty Conference - 2018 New Directions in IT, May 16-18th
    Every spring the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence brings together industry professionals, Minnesota State faculty members, and academic leaders for a FREE two and a half day conference that includes hotel, meals and conference sessions to explore emerging employer needs, identify specific implications for student learning outcomes, and develop replicable roadmaps for department and institutional implementation. This years hot and in demand IT topics include Cybersecurity, Data Science/A...
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  • New Direction of Hands-On Student Learning 2018
    At Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence we thrive in knowing that we create and present student experiential learning opportunities that assist faculty in moving their students forward in their knowledge, skills and abilities!
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  • How to Integrate SAS University Edition into Classroom Training
    On August 9, 2017 twenty-five (25) faculty members from across the Minnesota State System came together to be trained on SAS University Edition. This was a free training event sponsored by MN State IT COE and organized by current Minnesota State faculty members Rajeev Bukralia, Mankato State University, and Firasat Khan, Metropolitan State University as part of the New Directions in IT Faculty Conference Approved Projects.
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