Campus Residential Networking & IT Usage
Facts, Figures, and Quotes
The Residential Network
“70-80% of our time is spent addressing the ResNet issues. We don’t have time to focus on building a suitable network for the academic and business side. We’re held hostage by the ResNet.”
-Jessie McKneely, Director of Infrastructure & Project Management
“We spend all day long monitoring bandwidth and monitoring bandwidth usage, we don’t have time to think strategically or to think about how to make the network better. Without the student network on our plate, we have been able to focus on other critical areas of IT, like implementing Internet2, bringing in storage area networks, and resolving identity management issues.”
-Dr. James Parlett, CIO
University of the Incarnate Word
“We aren’t in business of being an ISP for our students and it’s not the kind of business that we want to be in. We want to be able to devote attention to making a better, more secure, more reliable network for the rest of the campus.”
-Ed Fuller, Associate Vice President for ITS
Student Network Usage
Entertainment & Social Media
Mobile Devices On Campus
1. Schaffhauser, Dian, “Bandwidth Battle: How entertainment is strangling education on higher ed networks,” Campus Technology (2009).
2. Carter, Dennis, “Year of the smart phone on college campuses?” eCampus News (2010).
3. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 (ECAR Research Study, vol. 6, 2009), (Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE, 2009).
4. “Meraki Higher Education Wireless Census reveals colleges are at the forefront of 802.11n adoption,” (2009, November 10).
5. Schaffhauser, Dian, “College Students Find WiFi Essential to Education, Survey Reports,” Campus Technology (2008).
6. Nagal, David, “Education IT Spending, Fueled by Telecom to Top $56 Billion by 2012,” Campus Technology (2008).
7. Schaffhauser, Dian, “College Students on Streaming Video: Get me outta class!,” Campus Technology (2010).
8. Produced by Cisco Higher Education Trends & Statistics, Issue 1
9. “Smart phones displace computers for more college students,” Ball State University News Center (2010, June 15).