GRCC is replacing the current anti-virus/anti-malware software, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), with Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.
For the classrooms and labs around campus this upgrade will happen during the software refresh to prepare for the fall 2012 semester. Following this, Microsoft Endpoint Protection will be installed on the shared/adjunct workstations around campus and eventually will replace Symantec on every GRCC computer.
What this means to you…
This upgrade will improve the performance of computers by limiting the amount of system resources that the anti-virus software uses. This means that even though your computer is protected and being scanned for infections, you should no longer notice performance issues related to these scans. This upgrade also allows for enhanced reporting which will allow the IT team to respond to infections more quickly and effectively.
Install Microsoft Endpoint (SCCM) at any time from the Application Explorer folder on your computers desktop.
During this installation there will be no progress bar or any other windows displayed. You may receive alerts from the computers Action Center saying that your computer is unprotected. Ignore these warnings; they will go away once the installation is completed.
Upgrade to Microsoft Anti-Virus Software. If you need further assistance, experience any problems during the installation, or end up with both Symantec and Microsoft Endpoint Protection on your computer, please contact IT Customer Support at 234-4357 or email ITHelp@grcc.edu with details.
Learning Opportunities from Staff Development:
The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center through its Diversity Development Services provides tools that help promote a greater and deeper understanding of others, their cultures and requirements. Businesses, educational and health care institutions, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations benefit from an informed employee base able to consider multiple perspectives and address conflicts with conscious intentional process.
‘Boundaries in the Workplace’ is the last Summer Workshop to be presented by the Diversity Learning Center and will be facilitated by Tamber Bustance and Kathleen Owens. Please register online at grcc.edu/currentlearning or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.
Boundaries in the Workplace
Tues July 31, 2012 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | 122 LRC
This learning session is built on participant discussion detailing and defining the role of supervisors of student employees. Supervisors may play many roles some of those roles may lead to conflict or complications. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, learners will: understand the importance of boundary setting in the work place; recognize a new awareness of unintentional consequences to blurred boundaries; have an opportunity to discover how other supervisors handle awkward or upsetting situations/relationships with student employees; begin to develop strategies and create tools to address the value of clear protected boundaries.
Education Department Literacy Coach, Melissa Buurstra lost her father-in-law, Owen Frank Buurstra on Sunday, July 22. A link to his memorial page is available here.