2011 InCommon Community Accomplishments
- 2011 InCommon Community Accomplishments
- InCommon Confab Program Released
- First Research & Scholarship Services
- New Federation Info Pages
- Assurance Program Open for Business
- New Certificate Service Subscribers
- New Participants in February/March
There's a lot going on within InCommon, thanks to the priorities set by the Steering Committee, the innovations pushed by the Technical Advisory Committee, and the collaborations within the community. Steady growth continues, too, as do the methods we use for measurement. So take a few minutes and take a look at what our community accomplished in 2011. And thanks for being part of the success.
InCommon Confab Program Released
The program for the InCommon Confab, April 26-27, 2012, includes:
- three keynotes (Ian Glazer, Ken Klingenstein, and Anil John)
- general sessions on the CommIT Collaborative and the Future of Federation Technology
- several track sessions for those new to InCommon, and those with much experience in federated IdM
Plan to join us in Arlington, VA; register today.
First Research & Scholarship Services
Three services have become the first to join the new Research and Scholarship (R&S) category:
- Prototype GENI Identity Portal
- Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee CGCA Wiki
The category makes onboarding simpler, with an IdP releasing a minimal set of attributes to the category. We also have a new dynamic web page listing the R&S services.
New Federation Info Pages
We've added a number of new features to our dynamic web pages that provide information about all of the services available through the federation.
Assurance Program Open for Business
The kick-off webinar is history and the assurance program is open for business. More than 15 campuses intend to apply for Silver in 2012, anticipating applications from NIH, National Student Clearinghouse, and other service providers. Details at assurance.incommon.org.
New Certificate Service Subscribers
Welcome to new InCommon Certificate Service subscribers. These institutions bring the total to 154 subscribers:
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- DePaul University
- Oberlin College
- University of California, Irvine
- University of Dayton
- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
New Participants in February/March
As of the end of March, InCommon has 382 participants. We welcome these new participants to the InCommon community.
- DePaul University (www.depaul.edu)
- The Julliard School (www.julliard.edu)
- MiraCosta College (www.miracosta.edu)
- Mount Holyoke College (www.mtholyoke.edu)
- Oberlin College (www.oberlin.edu)
- Pacific University (www.pacificu.edu)
- The University of Alabama (www.ua.edu)
- University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (www.uwgb.edu)
New Sponsored Partners
- AT&T, Inc. (www.att.com/edu)
- MedHub (www.medhub.com)
- RightAnswers (www.rightanswers.com)
AT&T is a trusted technology provider to higher education institutions. We offer innovative and cost-effective technology solutions that can help drive student achievement and faculty effectiveness. AT&T is dedicated to supporting education with products and services that help institutions improve productivity both in and out of the classroom.
MedHub is a best-in-class, web-enabled enterprise medical education management solution developed to improve communication, collaboration, and residency information management. The MedHub system addresses critical functions that drive training program accreditation, physician training, Medicare reimbursement, affiliated institutional billing, FTE calculation, reporting, graduate and undergraduate medical education and audit response. Approximately one-third of our clients are already InCommon higher education participants. We plan to provide these institutions with seamless, single sign-on functionality for all of their users.
RightAnswers Unified Knowledge Platform for Higher Education is designed to address the unique challenges you face. For example, each year 25% of the user community is replaced, working with students as agents, supporting a plethora of hardware types and configurations. All of this leads to increased demands on the support team. These needs are compounded by the support needs of distance learning, faculty, and staff which all require easy access to solutions.
The RightAnswers addresses these needs with a unique combination of software, knowledge, knowledge automation and services specifically designed to help you manage and share knowledge. The platform, whether delivered via the Cloud or on-premise, allows you to build a more efficient service organization and deliver knowledge from throughout your enterprise to your end-users by combining powerful search, user-friendly interfaces, extensive content, and industry best practices.