ITS welcomes student collaboration on information services. Building apps, however, isn't a weekend-long endeavor. Read Jay's reaction to the NY Times article, "Student-built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two."
Why does it sometimes (often?) seem that ITS is putting the brakes on a new system implementation, especially when the vendor has explained that the system will require virtually no support from your ITS department? "Virtually no support", it turns out, is almost always a lie.
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