Craig Fowler

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From updates on major projects and initiatives to the professional and educational achievements of our staff, our goal is to keep you informed on how we’re working to better serve you today and in the future. We welcome your feedback. If you have a question, comment or suggestion, please contact us.

CIO Craig A. Fowler

Summer Excel Courses for Faculty and Staff

Continuing this summer, the Division of IT will be offering a professional development service in Microsoft Excel. This is your opportunity to increase your efficiency and productivity and save time by learning many of the features and functionalities of Microsoft Excel. Get the training you need to develop basic and advanced spreadsheets that can be applied […]

IT Service of the Month: Institutional Computer Purchases

Western Carolina University is required to participate in the UNC General Administration (UNC-GA) Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI) for bulk IT purchasing. The purpose of the program is to reduce the cost of equipment and support. All IT purchases for institutional use will be completed through the UNC-GA CPI program. Important elements of this policy are […]

Curative Analysis: ‘Own IT’ for April 2017

The Curative Analysis team in IT is tasked with finding the causes of significant IT issues that affect campus. In this news update, we draw your attention to some of the problems being investigated or issues handled recently. Classwork VM Pool for VCAT:  On several occasions, faculty, staff, and students reported an error when attempting […]

IT Service of the Month: ITV Teleconferencing and Video Conferencing

Service Description We provide standard video conferencing for virtual business meetings, and interactive video classes allowing place-bound students to attend WCU classes in a video environment. Instructional Television is two-way audio and/or video conferencing. Classes are shared by local sites connecting to remote sites. Depending on how the course is set up, students at both […]

Information Security Awareness: Security Tips for Traveling at Home and Abroad

  Summer will be here soon! We all like to travel with our mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, or tablets) — whether it’s to the coffee shop around the corner or to a café in Paris. These devices make it easy for us to stay connected while on the go, but they can also store a […]