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Welcome

Welcome to the NET+ Google Workspace for Education (GWE) wiki. GWE Plus includes all the productivity and collaboration tools of G Suite for Education (e.g. Gmail, Docs, Meet), plus premium tools and enhanced security controls. 

Detailed information about the three paid editions of Google Workspace for Education is listed below:

GWE Plus (GSEfE at that time) entered into the NET+ Service Evaluation in May, 2020 and an agreement was signed in June 2021. The agreement was amended in April 2022

Amplified IT and Burwood are the two NET+ GWE Resellers that have been selected via a Request for Information process led by Internet2 with participation from the Service Evaluation institutions.

In Fall 2021 we held a webinar series focused on several aspects of the NET+ Google Workspace for Education. Visit this blog post for more information and the recordings of the virtual sessions.

Participate in our Subscriber Community

Email discussion list and Slack

Institutions participating in the NET+ Google Workspace for Education program may take advantage of our email discussion list and Slack channel to communicate with peer institutions, receive curated program updates and participate in other activities and events. 

Users of Google Workspace for Education are encouraged to join the Google Workspace for Education Community Group offered by EDUCAUSE.

Join the Google Workspace Storage Management Workgroup (Open to all community members):

Users of Google Workspace for Education are encouraged to join the Cloud Storage Management workgroup . The group will resume its monthly meetings in July 2022 and will tackle topics surrounding storage management, and data migration. Contact Dana Voss dvoss @internet2.edu if you have an interest in joining the group.

Service Advisory Board (limited to subscribers to the NET+ GWE program)

The NET+ Google Workspace for Education Service Advisory Board kicked off its work on March 2, 2022. We currently do not accept any new participants.

Current areas for focus for the Advisory Board include: 

  • storage management tools, ensure they meet the needs of the higher ed community
  • status on top 5 requests for storage tools from the community based on the results of the GWE storage tool survey held last year
  • status of parity of student vs. faculty licenses
  • alumni accounts expected costs and policies surrounding such accounts.
  • pricing for bulk storage add-on
  • lack of service description for the "enhanced support" that comes with the GWE+ licensing

Service Evaluation

Eight geographically diverse, public and private universities, completed the evaluation of a number of aspects of the GWEP offering, with a focus on capabilities provided in the enterprise offering and priorities identified by the service evaluation team. These areas included:

  • Reviewed enhanced security features in GWEP
  • Developed a business model that helps institutions manage budgets and the current economic climate
  • Streamlining the management and usage of collaboration tools at institutions
  • Supporting institutional teaching and research needs
  • Integrating with other enterprise applications and services
  • Building scalable higher education specific contractual terms and pricing
Status by CategoryStatus Indicator% Complete

Status

InitiationG100%The service evaluation kicked off on May 11, 2020
Functional AssessmentG100%

Functional Assessment workgroup began its work on June 2, 2020. Work completed in mid August.

SecurityG100%

Security Assessment workgroup work began its work on June 5, 2020. The work was completed on August 21, 2021, and here's the final report

AccessibilityG100%

VPAT Review completed and available upon request. Google shared this accessibility letter with the campuses.

Identity IntegrationG100%

Identity integration workgroup kicked off on June 9, 2020. Identity guidance draft was finalized on July 7,2020. Work on roadmap items wrapped up July 15, 2020

Campus Identity Guidance for NET+ GSEfE

Network IntegrationG100%Completed

Business & Legal

G100%

Completed RFI for program reseller(s) and conditionally awarded to two resellers in December 2020. The agreements with Google, Amplified IT and Burwood were executed in June 2021.

NET+ Google Workspace for Education Advisory Board

  • Garret Yoshimi, University of Hawaii
  • Gene Adams, The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Ian Crew, Luis O. Hernández Muñiz, UC Berkeley
  • Jack Suess, Damian Doyle, UMBC
  • Jacquelin J. Carty, Dartmouth 
  • Kenny Drake-Sargent, New York University
  • Marc Cougle, Rice University 
  • Matt Deal, North Carolina State University
  • Michael Driscoll, The George Washington University
  • Stephen Burke, Cornell University
  • Tom Lewis, University of Washington

      To Contact the NET+ GWE Advisory Board

      Email: gwe-advisory@internet2.edu

NET+ GSEfE Service Evaluation Participants

  • Nate Corwin, Arizona State University
  • Pete Bosanko, Cornell University
  • Justin Zemlyak, Indiana University
  • Doug Streit, Old Dominion University
  • Marc Cougle, Rice University
  • Damian Doyle, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Nick Young, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Rob Smith, Wake Forest University

      To Contact the Service Evaluation group

      Email: dvoss@internet2.edu 

Questions?




 


Service Documentation and Resources

Accessibility:  VPAT for G Suite

Identity: Campus Identity Guidance for NET+ GSEfE

Information Security:

  1. HECVAT

  2. Google for Education Privacy and Security

  3. G Suite security and trust

  4. FAQs about G Suite security

Contract and Pricing: NET+ pricing and terms negotiated as part of the evaluation in 2021 and amended in 2022.

Community Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about NET+ Google Workspace for Education eligibility, pricing and storage limits

NET+ Google Workspace for Education custom offering

NET+ Google Workspace for Education Differentiators


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