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Awards

CIMES Wins APEX in Education and Training Category - 6/17/2014
CIMES received an Award for Publication Excellence (APEX) in the Education & Training Electronic Media category for an online course-Project Traffic Forecasting developed for the Florida Department of Transportation to train engineers. The instructional design team included Iskandaria Masduki and Aditya Joshi. To view the modules go to http://transportal.org - select Browse Catalog and click on Project Traffic Forecasting.

NADO Honors Florida ExpertNet with Innovation Award - 7/19/2013
A CIMES project, Florida ExpertNet, has been honored by the National Association of Development Organizations with a 2013 Innovation Award. This annual awards program acknowledges creative approaches to regional community and economic development throughout the nation. The winning projects represent the innovative and strategic approaches that regional councils are employing to strengthen and enhance their regions. Florida ExpertNet will be recognized during NADO’s 2013 Annual Training. . .

CIMES Creative Team Garners APEX Award! - 7/09/2012

CIMES staff, Margaret Armstrong (writer) and Loren Rice (graphic designer), were awarded the APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of Marketing & Public Relations Campaigns, Programs, & Plans for a marketing campaign they created and designed for CIMES instructional design services.

Awards--CIMES Wins Web-based Training and Graphic Design Awards - 7/13/2010

CIMES received two Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) - one for Electronic Media and Video and one for Design and Illustration. The award in excellence for Electronic Media and Video was presented for a series of Web-based training modules designed by Iskandaria Masduki to educate Florida's instructional materials adoption committee members on the priorities for evaluating materials for statewide adoption. The other. . .

Brochure Wins Award - 7/07/2009
The CIMES brochure won an award for publication excellence from Communication Concepts in the area of Corporate Capability & Identity Materials. APEX 2009 -- the 21st Annual Awards for Publication Excellence -- is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and Web sites. According to the APEX 2009 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success. . .

Augustyniak and Finley Selected for Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2006 - 6/18/2006
Rebecca Augustyniak and Amy Finley were presented the Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award for their article "The IP's guide to the galaxy of portal planning: Part 1 - drafting a portal vision" published in Online Information Review, volume 29, issue 3, 2005.

CITES Information Professionals Presented National Award - 6/18/2006
Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, Dawn Aguero, Blair Monroe, and Brian Arsenault were selected as the recipients of the Special Libraries Association H.W. Wilson Award as authors of an outstanding article published in Information Outlook during the publication year. The article focused on the design and development of effective business management systems, and the role of the information professional in these processes. The H.W. Wilson Award selection committee determined that the subject. . .

Presentations

Discovery on Parade - 4/07/2017

CIMES exhibited at the annual showcase of local innovation with a worldwide impact at the FSU sponsored "Discovery on Parade" in Tallahassee.  In addition to showcasing CIMES, we also showcased Florida ExpertNet - a portal of expertise across all of Florida's universities.

Florida ExpertNet Best Practices - 1/04/2017

Amy Finley and Rebecca Augustyniak participated in a panel discussion at the 2016 Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference on November 4th in Phoenix, Arizona.  The panel session was titled “Diffusion of University Innovation and Building University-Industry Collaboration through the Use of State-Wide Web Portals.”  The discussion included best practices in developing innovation exchange portals. 

Researchers Invited to Present Freight Data Strategies - 2/06/2013

The Florida Department of Transportation invited CIMES researchers to present their findings and strategies at a meeting of the TranStat Freight Advisory Group. Amy Finley and Brian Arsenault summarized and outlined recommended strategies for managing freight data to key decision makers. The findings are in the report, “A Strategy for Managing Freight Forecasting Data Resources.”

CIMES Instructional Design Coordinator Demonstrates Impact of Authentic Assessment - 6/22/2012

CIMES Research Associate and Instructional Design Coordinator, Iskandaria Masduki, presented at the Learning Solutions March, 2012, Conference in Orlando. The annual conference attracts international participation from professionals and experts in technology-driven innovative training solutions.

Designing Scenario-based Assessments - 3/21/2012

CIMES Instructional Design Coordinator, Iskandaria Masduki, is presenting a session, "How to Design Scenario-based Assessments" at the Learning Solutions 2012 Conference in Orlando on Friday, March 23. The presentation provides insights on creating interesting and authentic assessments while adhering to assessment standards that provide valid evaluation of. . .

Masduki Presents at Immersive Learning Conference and Symposium - 1/13/2012

CIMES Instructional Design Coordinator, Iskandaria Masduki, provided a Poster Presentation at the Immersive Learning Conference and Symposium, January 18-20, 2012, in New Orleans. Her poster, "How to Convert Linear to Branching Simulation: FDOT Case Study," depicts a conceptual framework on how a linear simulation can be converted to a branching simulation.

Using the case of the web-based training project CIMES has recently completed for the Florida Department of. . .

Dashboard Expertise—Vision for Florida’s Prevention Efforts - 6/10/2011

Rebecca Augustyniak, CIMES director, presented a webinar on dashboard development to local and state substance abuse prevention organizations.  The goal was to align stakeholders’ expectations of a state, region, and community dashboard. Participants realized the many benefits of using a dashboard based on key indicators to drive state and community improvement.   

Director Presents at BOG Plenary Session - 6/09/2009
Rebecca Augustyniak, CIMES director, presented at the Florida Board of Governors Plenary Session. The March 25th meeting focused on economic development and the state university system. Augustyniak's presentation provided an overview of Florida Expertnet a website portal of applied research expertise in Florida's universities. Florida Expertnet focuses on supplying government, industry, and business with access to university-based resources. Augustyniak promoted Florida ExpertNet as a key. . .

Connecting the Pieces of a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan - 7/12/2005
Rebecca Augustyniak and Brian Arsenault presented a poster on “Connecting the Pieces of a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan” at the 2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Chicago, May.

The Role of a Portal in Supporting Program Success - 7/11/2005
Rebecca Augustyniak and Brian Arsenault presented “The Role of a Knowledge Management Portal in Supporting Program Success” at the 2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Chicago, May.

IMT Staff Present Paper on Creating Business Management Systems at National Conference - 7/11/2005
Rebecca Augustyniak and Amy Finley presented a contributed paper, "The Information Professional's Role in Creating Business Management Systems," at the Special Libraries Association 2005 Conference, Toronto.

IMT Staff Present Paper on Portal Development at National Conference - 10/04/2004
Rebecca Augustyniak, Dawn Aguero, and Amy Finley presented a contributed paper, "Transitioning from Knowledge Management to Portals: Creating Customized Data Delivery for End-Users," at the annual conference of the Special Libraries Association, Nashville, Tennessee.

Press Releases

California Awards CIMES a Multi-Year Contract for Tobacco Control Information Systems - 11/06/2017

CIMES has been awarded another multi-year contract to continue design and development of several portals that support the California Tobacco Control Program. The multi-million dollar contract, granted by the California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program (CTCP), enables CIMES to refine and expand three Web-based portals. The portals include 30+ systems in the areas of planning, collaboration, communication, and procurement. . .

Food Recall Audit Training Launched Nationally - 11/06/2017

CIMES developed training on food recall audits for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food and Safety .  The Web-Based-Training (WBT) is for FLIRRT team members to quickly become familiar with the data collection recall form before starting a case. The results of our strategy to provide on-demand, scenario-based training has received great feedback from FDACS.

Protecting Paradise: From Ameba to Zika - 8/10/2016

Public health epidemiologists currently face the threat of novel diseases, prepare for emergency responses, and investigate disease outbreaks. The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, contracted with CIMES to assist them in developing an innovative statewide conference targeting epidemiology competencies. The conference, “Protecting Paradise: From Ameba to Zika,” addressed essential issues. Held in Tampa in June, 2016, it drew participants from throughout the. . .

Matchmaking for Businesses - ExpertNet Innovation Exchange - 6/17/2014
Florida ExpertNet, a publicly funded database of applied research experts and technologies in Florida's universities, is launching the Innovation Exchange. The Exchange is a free, state-wide tool that directly matches business, industry, and economic development organizations with university research faculty, funded projects, centers, technologies, and speakers. The State University System of Florida has an annual economic impact of nearly $80 billion within the state, according to its. . .

Florida ExpertNet Redesigned! - 2/21/2014

Check out Florida ExpertNet for the latest in Web Design! Users will appreciate the many enhancements. The search tools are dramatically more responsive to queries, making searching quick and nearly effortless. The site navigation functions more effectively and the redesign is visually pleasing.

CIMES has made ExpertNet’s various components, such as Experts, Speakers, Projects, Centers and Institutes, and Technology Licensing, easier to access and explore. In addition, research news,. . .

Nikhil Karmude, Graduate Assistant - 12/10/2013

Our newest graduate assistant is Nikhil Karmude, from Mumbai, India. He is studying for a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at FSU. Nikhil is supporting CIMES Information Technology and Instructional Design teams by using his expertise in Flash®, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and emerging technologies.

Matt DelVecchio, Business Analyst - 12/10/2013

Matt DelVecchio joined CIMES in September as a Business Analyst. With an engineering degree, Matt brings a strong systems approach to systems planning and development. His responsibilities include research and documenting business and system requirements. He also works closely with the development and quality assurance teams to ensure that all system deliverables are in place and working appropriately.

Meet Our 3 New Staff Members! - 2/06/2013

Lea Ann Gates, Graduate Assistant in Instructional Design, is a doctoral student in Instructional Systems. She already has a Masters degree in the subject, as well as a BS and an MS in Library Information Systems, both from FSU. Lea Ann's passions include watching the Tour de France and hanging out with her three dogs.

Our new Graphic Designer, Karen Jarratt, came to us in December with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media from Georgia College and State University. Karen spends her. . .

FSU Center for Intensive English Studies Goes Live with MyCIES Web Portal - 8/30/2012

The MyCIES Web Portal, newly created and customized for the FSU Center for Intensive English Studies, facilitates administrative tasks for Center staff, as well as course related functions for instructors and students. Modules include a personalized "My Profile," Directory, Courses, Finances, Reports, and System Tools. The cutting-edge tool should save on operating costs and ease logistical processes for everyone at CIES!

Student Assistants Bring Expertise to CIMES - 8/20/2012

Emily Russell, Office Assistant, and Diana Richmond, Accounting Assistant, have shown their skills to be welcome at CIMES. Emily, an FSU Criminology major, capably handles a variety of tasks including working as front desk receptionist and assisting with human resources. Bookkeeping responsibilities keep Diana Richmond busy as our Accounting Assistant, when she's not pursuing her double major bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance, also at FSU. We appreciate. . .

Student Assistants Strengthen CIMES Capacity - 2/08/2012

Michael Lewin and Gregor Richardson joined CIMES as Student Assistants in Fall, 2011. They continue to bring support and enthusiasm to our team during the Spring semester, 2012.

Michael is pursuing his bachelor's degree with a double major: Finance and Real Estate. His professional interest is to become an expert in financial independence, stability, and investment analysis. While at CIMES, he has been helping us to refine and expand several of our information management databases.. . .

CIMES Employees Mark 10-year Anniversary! - 2/03/2012

CIMES congratulates Brian Arsenault and Blair Monroe for 10 years of employment with the Center. Brian became a web developer for our then fledgling California OTIS project as soon as he began at CIMES. He has continued to enhance OTIS since then and is now CIMES Lead Web Developer. Another achievement of Brian's is his initiation of usability testing.

Blair, as Web Development Coordinator, has adroitly and wisely guided the team through all our IT projects at all levels of the. . .

Florida Department of Transportation Receives Cutting-Edge WBT Package from CIMES - 10/31/2011

CIMES recently delivered 12 interactive training modules to the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT). The delivery was the culmination of Phase II of a multi-phase project in which CIMES is developing extensive training for DOT Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) Technicians. This web-based training includes task-centered, scenario-based, multi-media modules and lessons using 3-D characters, animation, and simulation. The modules provide an interactive learning environment based on. . .

The Center for Intensive English Studies Calls on CIMES to Create a Customized Information Management Web Portal - 10/31/2011

To improve the business processes used by the FSU Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES), CIMES is developing a secure, integrated information management Web portal. The portal will encompass and enhance the management of admissions, registration, people, financial tracking, and courses. CIES will derive multiple benefits from the portal, including increased efficiency and scalability of its processes.

CIMES Adds Scheduling Ease to Film School Portal - 10/28/2011

Continuing its development and expansion of the FSU Film School new Web portal, Motion™, CIMES creates the Crew-Grid Scheduler. The application facilitates project-based scheduling by incorporating numerous factors (projects, roles, students, dates, and project activities) into one multi-dimensional schedule. Faculty and staff may use the Crew-Grid Scheduler to organize pre-, actual, and post-production tasks along a timeline. Benefits include flexibility of scheduling, ability. . .

CIMES Creates Innovative CMS Application - 5/06/2011

ContentFusion™ is an innovative Content Management System (CMS) application that is scalable, normalizes data, and provides the ability to quickly create a Web site using multiple content managers and creators. Developed by Blair Monroe, Web Developer, ContentFusion™ is used by the FSU College of Medicine to manage their new Web site.

Interactive Animation and Simulation Brings Training to Life! - 5/06/2011

Our center is developing task-centered training using animation and simulation under the direction of Iskandaria Masduki, Instructional Designer. This leading-edge training strategy is highly effective for jobs that involve complex and technical skills.

Film School Turns to CIMES for Portal-Based Solution - 5/06/2011

The award-winning FSU Film School contracted with CIMES to provide a solution to manage its project-based program. The new Web portal, Motion™, facilitates management of people, assessments, courses, and film projects

CIMES Builds Capacity to Support Med School Information-Communication Goals - 5/06/2011

CIMES has developed a Web portal for the FSU College of Medicine that serves as the frontline of education, marketing, and outreach. Our information management team analyzed, organized, and converted over a thousand pages of content into a new information architecture and database-driven system. The site includes over 16 custom applications and 7 plug-ins and is powered by ContentFusion™.

Usability Services Essential to Website Use and Design - 6/23/2009
Developers at the Center for Information Management and Educational Services planned and successfully implemented new usability testing to evaluate California’s Web-based library portal, ROVER. The testing was facilitated by Brian Arsenault and Tricia Elton. They developed the goals of the usability training, which gauged a user's ability to accomplish specific system tasks and evaluate various aspects of site information and architecture. The feedback from users helped identify training needs,. . .

Funding Opportunities Portal Launched - 11/07/2008
A Web portal developed by CIMES for the California Tobacco Control Program was successfully launched in August. The site includes information on open and upcoming calls for proposals and applications; applicant registration system; archives of past funding opportunities; FAQ; and email alert services.

CIMES Launches July 1! - 7/01/2008
The Center for Information Management and Educational Services (CIMES) launches today. Formerly part of the Center for Information, Training, and Evaluation Services (CITES) the new center will provide the same high quality services and expertise. Althought its name is changing, CIMES commitment to excellence in meeting clients’ needs continues as it has for over 30 years. Their logo, the lotus blossom represents knowledge with overlapping petals symbolizing a synergy of capabilities. . . .

Special Libraries Association Acknowledges Contributions of CIMES Director and Florida and Caribbean Chapter at Annual Conference - 6/27/2008
Rebecca Augustyniak, CIMES Director, represented CIMES and the Florida and Caribbean Chapter at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. Ms Augustyniak is Chapter President. SLA acknowledged the Chapter for its contributions to the Chapter Idea Bank Wiki. In addition to hosting a Chapter lunch and attending a multitude of workshops, seminars, and presentations, Ms Augustyniak presented a poster session, “Promoting Learning and Advocacy in the REAL and. . .

Part III of Portal Planning Series Published by OIR - 8/21/2007
Amy Finley and Rebecca Augustyniak co-wrote an article "The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part III--Administrative Framework" published in Online Information Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2007. The article includes information on the two primary models of a portal administrative framework: governance (strategic) and management (operational). The governance model contains a description of the governing units and their responsibilities. The management model includes a description of key. . .

California Library Portal Ready to Launch! - 6/18/2007
CIMES has designed and developed a Web-based integrated library portal for the California Department of Health, Tobacco Control Section's two library branches. The library portal provides a patron interface for searching, selecting, requesting and organizing information while the library staff interface provides the ability to catalog and manage library related services.

Florida Department of Education Contracts with CITES for Library Solutions - 3/08/2006
The Florida Department of Education has awarded a contract for CITES’ Library Solutions service to develop a Web-based on-line catalog and library management system. The system will integrate the information management needs of three resource centers: Coordinated School Health, Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and Food and Nutrition.

CIMES Cosponsors National Conference on Web-based Systems - 3/08/2006
CIMES’is cosponsoring a national conference with the California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, April 26−27 in San Diego. Driving Program Success: Exploring Innovation in Tobacco Control Systems is designed to provide participants with the knowledge needed to successfully design and implement Web-based systems. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit the conference Web site.

"The Information Professional's Role in Creating Business Management Systems"-- Featured Article in Information Outlook - 10/03/2005
The article "The Information Professional's Role in Creating Business Management Systems" was featured on the cover of the September issue of "Information Outlook," the official magazine of the Special Library Association (SLA). The magazine is distributed to 15,000 members in eighty countries. The article was written by the following CITES staff: Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, Dawn Aguero, Blair Monroe, and Brian Arsenault.

International Journal to Publish Series of Articles by CITES’ Staff - 2/10/2005
"Online Information Review," an international journal, will publish a series of articles on portal design and development by CITES’ IMT staff—Rebecca Augustyniak, Dawn Aguero, and Amy Finley.

OTIS Cited in California Performance Measurement Report - 10/04/2004
The Center for Information, Training, and Evaluation Services (CITES), Information Management and Technology program, won a competitive award in 2000 to develop the Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS) for the California Department of Health. In the recent California Performance Review Report, which received national coverage, OTIS was cited as an example of technology that can further streamline processing of agreements and allocations with their many contractors and vendors. The report. . .

Projects

UF English Language Institute System Launched this Fall - 11/06/2017

The University of Florida English Language Institute (ELI) liked what CIMES did for the FSU Center for Intensive English Studies so much that they contracted with us to create a similar system to manage their program's business and classroom processes.  The new site launched this fall and provides for the management of student applications, enrollment, immigration status, payments, class scheduling, grades, attendance and more. 

Training Materials for New Educator Certification Management Software - 11/06/2017

The Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification has contracted with CIMES to develop training materials for a new software application that is being launched statewide. The training materials include the following:  job aids, training workshop packets, WBT modules, and job task manuals. 

Total Recall - Food Safety Training Launched Nationally - 3/17/2017

CIMES developed  a scenario-based Web-Based-Training for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food and Safety for food recall audits.  The training is for FLIRRT team members to quickly become familiar with the data collection form before starting a case. 

EpiCore 101 WBT - 1/04/2017

CIMES was awarded funding by the Florida Department of Health to develop Web-based training modules for Epidemiology training purposes.The modules are scheduled for release in Spring 2017.  

Environmental Public Health Tracking System Training - 8/10/2016

CIMES developed a face-to-face workshop and Web-based training for the Florida Department of Health’s Environmental Public Health Tracking website. The workshop was developed to introduce the new Tracking website to County Health Department (CHD) staff and other interested parties engaged in activities related to environmental health monitoring. CIMES developed a four-hour session that included a demonstration of various tools and data on the newly redesigned site. Also included were. . .

Software Solution for Complex Accounting - 8/10/2016

The Central Accounting Services Unit (CAS) at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is responsible for verifying the Local Health Departments’ (LHDs’) expenditures, confirming that the LHD has appropriately calculated the Indirect Cost Rate (ICR), and issuing official correspondence documenting the approved ICR. CIMES developed the CAS’ first electronic system to allow LHDs to submit their annual expenditures to the CDPH Central Accounting Service Unit for. . .

Florida Educator Certification Training - 4/27/2015
The Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Certification is partnering with CIMES to develop Web-based training for district partners. The project includes developing a partner profile and gap analysis reports, curriculum outline and assessment scenarios, training modules, website portal with a learning management system (LMS) and pilot testing.

Lights, Camera, ….Action! - 4/27/2015
Action is an actor audition management system that was recently developed by CIMES for the College of Motion Picture Arts (CMPA) at Florida State University. Action supports the collection and management of data and video associated with CMPA actor audition campaigns. It will also support CMPA students searching for cast members. The site was recently launched with over 200 actors participating in the audition process.

FL DOT Rolls Out Web-based Training for Traffic Forecasting - 2/21/2014

As of this week, the Florida Department of Transportation is using state-of-the-art Web-based training for Traffic Forecasting. Developed by CIMES, this training prepares traffic analysts to use advanced techniques to forecast traffic planning. Traffic planning is a complex set of knowledge, skills, and concepts in traffic engineering and processes. Training participants acquire a mental model enabling them to develop and complete discrete tasks while keeping the overall project in mind. By. . .

CIMES Partners with ABHC to Address Social Isolation Using Web-based Modules - 2/21/2014

The Anxiety and Behavioral Health Clinic (ABHC), at the FSU Department of Psychology, is now able to offer a Web-based intervention to help individuals combat social isolation. CIMES developed this program and its Learning Management System for the ABHC as part of the latter’s project with the US military in suicide prevention. Participant data from use of the modules will provide evidence for the Department’s suicide prevention research.

The modules engage participants in addressing. . .

Publishing Made Simple: EMR Gets a New Tool - 2/13/2014
CIMES recently provided the FSU College of Medicine (COM) a new way to create its online newsletter, Electronic Medical Review. According to Nathaniel Emmert-Keaton, CIMES Web Application Developer, the tool streamlines the newsletter creation process, resulting in more flexibility for production and more consistency of presentation for viewers. Each issue now has standardized components, such as the calendar and footer.

FDOT TransPortal Goes the Distance with Online Learning! - 12/10/2013

CIMES has developed TransPortal, A Virtual Campus for Transportation Planning, for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Its purpose is to provide an online learning environment for transportation professionals and others. TransPortal features include allowing instructors manage their classes; offering training on demand; enabling trainees to track their progress; and providing tools such as online resources, glossaries, note-taking features, and online discussion forums.

Enhanced OTIS Interface Takes Off with Technology! - 12/10/2013

CIMES recently launched a new user interface for the Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS). Using the latest technologies, OTIS continues to provide users with essential tools and processes for planning, collaboration, communication, and procurement implementation and management.

In Your Search for Expertise, There's No Place Like Home! - 3/13/2013

Follow the yellow brick road to check out ExpertNet's new brochure that is part of CIMES innovative marketing theme. Soon, everyone will be going to ExpertNet to find their wizard. Click your heels here to see the brochure!

California Awards CIMES Another 5-Year Contract for Tobacco Information Portal - 2/06/2013

CIMES has been awarded another 5-year contract to continue design and development of the California Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS). The multi-million dollar contract, granted by the California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Program (TCP), enables CIMES to refine and expand the OTIS Web-based portal. The portal includes 26 systems in the areas of planning, collaboration, communication, and procurement implementation and management. TCP has been contracting with CIMES. . .

Researching effectiveness of WBT - 8/01/2012

The Florida Department of Transportation is finishing its second round of Web-based training for Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) technicians, using the new TRIP curriculum developed by CIMES. A new contract with DOT will enable CIMES to evaluate the effectiveness of the online training. In addition to assessing the gain in trainees’ knowledge and skills, the evaluation will examine a number of other aspects of the training, including its usefulness, relevance, ease of. . .

Designing WBT for Florida's Traffic Forecasting - 8/01/2012

CIMES has entered into a contract with the Florida Transportation Department to design Web-based training for traffic forecasting. The Department is responsible to provide training to forecasters on how to develop a traffic forecasting report to support road planning and project specifications. Phase 1 consists of research and analysis to develop a competency model, developing design specifications, and creating a sample module as a prototype for the training.

Freight Forecasting Data Acquisition and Management - 8/01/2012

The Florida Department of Transportation, in anticipation of assuming responsibility to acquire, store, and maintain varied data regarding freight transportation, has asked CIMES to assist in the planning for managing these data. Initially, CIMES will research user needs, availability of freight and modal data, and strategies for data acquisition, storage, maintenance, and delivery. This project is the first phase of a larger project to include design, prototyping, development, and. . .

Highway Performance Management System (HPMS) - 8/01/2012

CIMES will continue its online training curriculum, “TRIP,” for the FL DOT by developing new training to collect data for the Department’s Highway Performance Management System. As with the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) online instruction CIMES previously developed for DOT, the Web-based modules will be task-centered and scenario-based. The multimedia format will use 3D characters, animation, and simulation to provide interactive learning based on actual employee. . .

CIMES Funded by EDA to Expand Florida ExpertNet - 7/17/2012

CIMES has received a (2-year $200,000) grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant matches existing funds for a total of $400,000. The project will provide enhancements to Florida ExpertNet (www.expertnet.org) to make it a more powerful economic development tool. “The Florida ExpertNet already makes it easier and faster for businesses and other users to reach major groups of faculty in specialized fields in Florida’s. . .

National Governors’ Hurricane Conference Features ExpertNet - 6/10/2011

Florida ExpertNet, created by CIMES, is a network to connect business, industry, government, and communities with university expertise. The workshop, “Higher Education Resources: Florida’s Best Kept Secret,” highlighted ExpertNet as a vital resource for emergency preparedness managers throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Transportation--Conducting Research to Develop a Competency Model - 12/05/2009

Our center is conducting research for the Florida Department of Transportation to develop a competency model for training. Project deliverables will include a curriculum framework, prototype, and strategies to enhance training effectiveness.

Education--CIMES Develops Web-based Training and Portal for Textbook Adoption - 9/22/2009
The CIMES instructional design team recently created interactive multimedia learning modules for on-demand, virtual training. These modules include research-based content, self assessments, and simulations for practice. To deliver the training to statewide users, CIMES developed REALM (Review & Evaluation for Adoption of Learning Materials) a role-based Web portal for the Florida Department of Education. REALM trains members of the Florida State Instructional Materials Committees to review. . .

CIMES Assisting the Hilltop Institute in Maryland - 11/07/2008
The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) has contracted with CIMES to assist in the design of a tobacco program information and tracking system. The system is being developed for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The project is scheduled through June 2010.

CIMES Library Portal is a Hit with Clearinghouses at the Florida DOE - 6/27/2008
Three clearinghouses at the Florida Department of Education (DOE) use the CIMES Library Portal with great success as their online catalog (OPAC). The DOE awarded CIMES a contract for the third year to provide refinements to the current portal, as well as to continue the hosting and maintenance.

California Department of Health Continues Strategic Partnership with CIMES - 6/27/2008
The Tobacco Control Program (TCP) at the California Department of Health has contracted with CIMES for the 7th consecutive year to develop its business information systems. Each year has seen an expansion of project scope as we have added additional modules and refinements. The TCP wish list grows as does the confidence TCP has in CIMES as a strategic partner. We look forward to working with the TCP folks for another year!

California Awards CITES IMT Program a 5 Year Contract - 1/29/2007
The California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section (TCS), has awarded CIMES a five-year multi-million dollar contract for the continued design and development of the California Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS). This Web-based portal includes 26 systems in the areas of planning, collaboration, communication, and procurement implementation and management. TCS has been contracting with CIMESfor information systems development since 2001.

CITES IMT (now CIMES) Program Awarded Contract to Develop a Library Portal - 9/22/2006
CITES IMT program was awarded a contract to develop a Web-based Library Portal for the California Department of Health, Tobacco Control Section. The library portal will facilitate the management and development of several library collections housed in two satellite libraries. The portal will include a catalog and record management component.

Florida ExpertNet Technology Licensing Portal Launched - 1/03/2006
CITES recently launched a one-stop shop on the Florida ExpertNet Web site for identifying licensing opportunities at Florida’s universities. Users no longer have to go to each university’s technology transfer office to seek licensing opportunities. The Florida ExpertNet portal allows users to search all available information simultaneously and provides quick, efficient access to technology information and associated patents. Each record contains core intellectual property information and, if. . .

California Awards CIMES New Contract with Expanded Services - 1/03/2006
The California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, has awarded the CIMES program its sixth contract for the continued design and development of the California Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS). This Web-based portal includes 22 systems in the areas of planning, collaboration, communication, and procurement implementation and management. The new contract was expanded to also include library automation services, creation of a collaborative portal definition document,. . .

Nebraska Department of Health Awards CITES Sixth Consecutive Contract - 1/03/2006
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DOHHS), Tobacco Free Nebraska program, issued its sixth consecutive contract to CITES to provide Web support services (hosting and technical assistance) for the Tobacco Reporting and Information Network (TRAIN). TRAIN, a powerful Web-based system, was developed and produced by CITES in 2001. The system allows the Nebraska DOHHS to manage procurements and track the progress of grantees. The data collected by the system from local grantees is. . .

Nebraska Department of Health Awards CITES Fifth Consecutive Contract - 2/10/2005
Nebraska Department of Health (DOH) issued its fifth consecutive contract to CITES to provide Web support services (hosting and technical assistance) for the Tobacco Reporting and Information Network (TRAIN). TRAIN, a powerful Web-based system, was developed and produced by CITES in 2001. It allows Nebraska DOH to manage procurements and track the progress of grantees. Data from the system is used for program evaluation.

New Web Training Service a Winner with the Client! - 10/04/2004
As part of its commitment to innovative solutions, CITES found a new way to deliver user training when it recently launched the next generation of the California Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS). From Florida, CITES conducted on-line trainings via the Web, using its recently purchased application, WebMeeting. More than 100 California OTIS users participated in the Web meetings. Instead of traveling to training sites and incurring travel costs, all they needed to do was boot up their. . .

Publications

New Brochure Hot Off the Press! - 11/07/2008
The CIMES brochure provides an overview of the products and services we offer as a full-service organization. The virtual version is a real page turner!

Part II of Portal Planning Series Published by OIR - 1/03/2006
Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, and Dawn Aguero co-wrote an article "The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part II--Content Management" published in Online Information Review, Vol. 29, No. 6, 2005. The article is the second in a four-part series that explains the processes involved in planning a portal and creating a portal-definition document. It discusses and illustrates the components of a portal content management (CM) strategy, including the content inventory and analysis,. . .

Portal Planning Article Published by International Journal - 7/11/2005
Rebecca Augustyniak, Amy Finley, and Dawn Aguero co-wrote an article "The IP's Guide to the Galaxy of Portal Planning: Part I - Drafting a Portal Vision" published in Online Information Review, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2005. The article is the first in a four-part series.