A few timely

News and Notes


Congratulations to Jack Suess (UMBC) for being selected for the 2020 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award. Jack was selected for modeling selfless leadership and commitment to many different areas. He is well-deserving of this recognition as he models this same high level of leadership within the IMS community as well.

More Congratulations!

Congratulations to Kelvin Thompson (UCF) for being selected as a 2020 OLC Fellows for his innovative leadership in online and blended learning. If you weren’t aware, Kelvin and his colleague Tom Cavanagh host the Teaching Online Podcast (TOPcast), and in addition to their normal monthly podcast they have been doing an additional show a month for “field reports” offering collegial advice in getting through the current era of remote teaching necessitated by COVID-19.

Upcoming Meetings

Go to the IMS Events page for the full list of upcoming events, meetings, and activities. Access to information on some events depends on your IMS membership level.

Not an IMS member yet but want to get involved?

Analytics ILN Is Back

Want to help shape the future of analytics in higher education? The Learning Data and Analytics Innovation Leadership Network serves as a forum for institutional discussion and planning around analytics strategies and initiatives, including defining the requirements, user stories, and focus of IMS higher education analytics work going forward. After a brief hiatus, the Analytics ILN is returning to regularly scheduled meetings, with the next one set for October 9. Find out more and sign up to participate.


Planning to attend the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference? The IMS member community will have several sessions on topics including CLR and digital transformation.

Meeting Spotlight

IMS Members Collaborate: Leading Digital Transformation, Together

The era of COVID has changed many things and is keeping all of us on our toes with the ever-evolving situation but the power of the IMS community continues. With this in mind, we hope you will join us for the November Quarterly Meeting. This online event has been designed for our members to share, discuss, and connect on the most pressing issues you are facing. Interact with other members and IMS staff and get tangible takeaways that can benefit you and your institution. We also recognize that many of you are missing conversations with your colleagues so be sure to check out our HED Coffee Talks and Happy Hours!