The Higher Ed blogosphere is a fantastic resource for discovering the most important trends and pressing topics for Higher Ed professionals. Here you can find a collection of non-tech Higher Ed blog articles from around the web. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
By Bill Green. One hundred fifty years ago, it was not uncommon for friends and neighbors to band together to help one another build a barn. It made for quick work, and just a bit of effort from everyone completed the construction infinitely faster than one family could do on its own. To some extent, this is the theory behind the UC Systemwide Security Awareness Workgroup. Launched in October 2017,
Thursday, May 16 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, affectionately known as GAAD. The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different abilities. That means that’s the day you make sure a PDF is accessible before posting it, take a free online accessibility class in the UC Learning Center or Siteimprove Academy, check for accessibility before buying online tools and
The University of California San Diego was collecting test scores and other learning metrics from 3.4 million students engaged in its offering of 90 massive, open, online courses (MOOCs). However, due to incompatibilities between the data format and campus analytics applications, the university had no effective way of using the data to improve courses and learning outcomes. Diving into the issue, UC San Diego’s IT Services, along with industry partners
UCTech 2019 registration is now open! From its humble beginnings as a 21-attendee “academic” software meeting in 1982 at UC Santa Barbara to the annual conference now known as UCTech, UCSB is thrilled to host 2019’s event. Formerly known as the University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC), UCTech is predicted to bring between 500 and 700 IT professionals, including students and faculty, from across the University of California. Who
By Valerie Polichar. The UC Research IT Committee (RITC, or “Ritzy,” as we like to call it) is a subcommittee of the UC IT Leadership Committee (ITLC). Just over four years old, the current iteration of RITC started when UC Berkeley CIO Larry Conrad, with the endorsement of UC System CIO Tom Andriola and other ITLC members, asked Berkeley’s then-Research IT Director David Greenbaum to chair a systemwide committee to
Jennifer Urban is a clinical professor of law at UC Berkeley and she was a featured speaker at the 7th Biannual UC Cyber Security Summit at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus on April 17. In this video, Professor Urban speaks about the key (legal) issues that UC cybersecurity professionals should be thinking about.
Registration has opened for the 2019 Information Security Symposium, held June 18-19 at UC Davis. The theme is Connect, Share, Fortify, and the attractions include: More than 100 information sessions, along with hands-on labs 25 leading security and technology vendors A keynote from a security professional each day: Christopher Scott – CTO, Global Remediation Lead, IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services Herbert Lin – Senior research scholar
By Tom Andriola. Last month marked five years since we started publishing the UC IT Blog. In that time, the blog has evolved to become what I call “the story of us” – 8000 IT professionals serving the University of California mission every day through the use of technology. The blog lets us feature common or shareable uses of IT across UC. It’s also where we can talk about innovation
lzheimer’s disease affects people all over the world and Kumaran Akilan’s family is no different. As the first-year student from Cupertino waits to see if his grandfather’s mild cognitive impairment is indeed Alzheimer’s, Akilan has been busy deciphering a new way to diagnose the disease — with a smartphone. With the help of a friend, Akilan recently developed a computer-vision algorithm that extracts the retinal vessel system
By Rita Rosenthal. Imagine working with someone closely for over 10 years, talking on the phone weekly, yet never meeting each other in person. Or starting a technical project, only to learn several months in that another department on campus has been working on something similar. These examples were common at UC Berkeley prior to building the One IT community, now a thriving, engaged group of IT professionals across campus
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