Keeping Me Busy


The Max Labs Project on Full Throttle

posted Jul 9, 2016, 6:23 PM by Tim Hill

By popular demand, I'm working on sharing out the lab series I wrote for our Intro to Business Technology course. The labs, written in blog format, tell the story of Max, a girl in that same course, who stumbles into a startup, building a mobile-enabled Salesforce app to help them track their venture funding pitches. Our students "follow" along with her, using the free Developer Edition accounts from Salesforce to bring the course concepts to life with their own hands. The labs have been super popular with the students as well as the faculty and as word has gotten around, I've gotten more & more requests to use them at other schools. Am working busily now to set up the infrastructure to do that through the Salesforce AppExchange. Hopefully all will be in place for at least a limited release this fall. Stay tuned...

Tracking SJSU Business Students & Alums w/Salesforce

posted Jul 9, 2016, 6:22 PM by Tim Hill

Currently working to apply Salesforce to help the Dean's office track Alumni engagement here at the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. We're working with student teams to integrate Salesforce and EventBrite so we can better understand which events that attract which of our former graduates so we can focus our alumni engagement opportunities more effectively. We've made some great progress already since we started the project last year and are seeing real potential so doubling down on the effort again this year which is great because we're learning a lot and having a lot of fun with it too.

Recruiting New Tenure-Track Assistant Prof This Fall

posted Jul 9, 2016, 6:21 PM by Tim Hill

The department was just approved to recruit for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position to start in Fall 2017. This means we'll have our hands full in the coming academic recruiting cycle, kicking off with the AMCIS conference in August. I'll be there, along with one of my faculty, Nitin Aggarwal, meeting with potential candidates as much as I can. (I'm presenting a paper on the Max Labs, participating in a panel on department chairing, and co-chairing the Junior Faculty Consortium there too so will be running most of the time.) But am looking forward to getting another great hire, despite the high cost of living that's working against us. That's always been a problem and still we've been able to score a string of star hires in the past, so hopefully our luck will hold out. We'll see...

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