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 Marissa J. Ventura. UC San Diego Health recently hosted its second annual Population Health Boot Camp. This one-day event gives participants the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of population-health tools, including registries, data integration, and strategy. It also allows them to connect with and learn from representatives from a variety of health systems focused on the technical infrastructure used to support population health in value-based care delivery. The event
Eight teams representing all locations across the University of California won the 2019 Larry L. Sautter Award for using information technology to make university operations more effective and efficient, and to better serve faculty, staff, students and patients. Systemwide Chief Information Officer Tom Andriola announced the winners at the UCTech Conference at UC Santa Barbara, July 16, 2019. The annual award, which is sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership
By Shohreh Bozorgmehri. This 2018-2019 fiscal year, I was honored to serve as chair of the systemwide Educational Technology Leadership Committee (ETLC). The ETLC is a committee of the Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC), with direct involvement and support from UCSD CIO Vince Kellen and UC System CIO Tom Andriola. Our mission Committee members are enthusiastic about issues surrounding educational technology and genuinely care about innovation in the academic realm.
At the recent Cisco Live event in San Diego, ePlus and Cisco hosted a customer appreciation event exclusively for UC staff. They also gave UC IT Innovation Awards to UC teams who have used Cisco technology in innovative ways. UC System CIO Tom Andriola presented the awards: UC Merced Al Espinoza and Keith Hughes were recognized for their strategic vision and tactical excellence in support of UC Merced. The UC
By Stephen Hauskins. High-end computational capabilities and support are rapidly becoming a necessity for UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, researchers, and collaborators. However, access to this type of capability is disproportionately distributed. Hummingbird, a shared computational cluster, is UCSC’s response to this inequality, providing a computational resource to the many individuals or groups that don’t have local access to anything else. The concept behind Hummingbird is that Information Technology Services
In less than 3 weeks, the largest gathering of IT Professionals across the UC will descend on UC Santa Barbara for UCTech 2019. The beautiful UCSB campus will serve as the perfect backdrop for our first-ever UCTech Photo Contest! The best photos will feature the UCSB campus as well as the spirit of this year’s UCTech: “IT Uncorked: Unleashing the Potential of our Ingenuity.” To enter: 1. Post your photo(s) to
By Meghan Steele Horan. Imagine a device that could stand up to even the most intense fires so that it could automatically signal others when a firefighter is immobilized on the job. UCLA researchers and colleagues at two other universities have designed the first fire-retardant, self-extinguishing motion sensor and power generator. The device, which is the size of a quarter, could be embedded in shoes or clothing worn by firefighters,
In March, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) awarded the 2018 HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence to UCLA Health for its progressive use of health care information technology (IT) to improve patient outcomes while minimizing costs. “This enterprise award is one of the most coveted accolades in the health IT industry,” says Kevin Baldwin, MPH, informatics portfolio manager for UCLA Health. UCLA Health’s IT team showcased
By Jacob Poore. A computer lab in a vending machine? That’s what UC Riverside’s Information Technology Solutions (ITS) organization made possible when it implemented self-service laptop checkout kiosks on campus for students. The kiosks are a lot like a vending machine — or video rental kiosk — for campus-owned laptops, and offer three device options, including Dell Latitude, Dell Chromebook, and Apple MacBook Pro. A student can simply visit a kiosk and navigate a touchscreen that authenticates the student’s identity and dispenses a charged device. Once a laptop has been checked out, it may be used for up to 24 hours on
Have you heard? You can now search for jobs through the UC IT Blog! Just click the “Jobs” tab at the top of this page. There you will find the current featured job posting as well as a link to search through jobs at any and all UC locations. Our featured jobs are submitted by campus CIOs, they will remain on the page for 1-2 months. Notification about them is sent
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