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 Roshni Pratap. A new systemwide agreement is in place for Gradescope, effective April 2, 2019. What is Gradescope? Gradescope is a market leader in the digital grading space designed to make grading more consistent, fair, and efficient. Gradescope makes it easier for instructors to quickly grade assignments and view detailed analytics for overall assignments as well as for specific questions further enabling students to receive prompt and more meaningful
By Ben Price and Tom Trappler. The UCTech Conference is coming up fast and aiming for 700 attendees – the biggest UC IT conference ever. Our sponsors are a major reason UC can host such a fun gathering of the UC IT community. For the third year in a row, UC IT Strategic Sourcing (ITSS) has partnered with the host campus to seek sponsors from the suppliers with systemwide IT
How do we build systems that proactively promote values of inclusion? This is one of the questions the Department of Informatics hopes to tackle over the next few years, thanks to a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the U.S. Department of Education (DoE). The award of $895,000, combined with $222,875 in cost-sharing funds from the UCI Graduate Division, will support seven informatics Ph.D. fellowships for students researching socially responsible AI.
BruinTech hosted their “Collaborate: Resources You Can Use to Thrive at UC” conference on Monday, June 3 at UCLA. This special event promoted the collaborative spirit of the University of California and explored the tools and resources available to those within UC, as well as the ongoing work in building and maintaining communities that implement and support our technologies. Tom Andriola, UC CIO, delivered the keynote address. Watch here:
BruinTech will host the ‘Collaborate: Resources You Can Use to Thrive at UC’ Conference on Monday, June 3 at UCLA. Attend via Zoom and learn about the tools and resources available to you at UCLA and across the UC. Presenters will demonstrate the ongoing work in building and maintaining communities that implement and support our technologies. This event will help you discover and develop networks of working relationships to make a
By Michael Marchant. After the disastrous California wildfires, how did the many, many displaced people – separated from their local clinics, doctors’ offices, medical records, even medications – get care? How did providers and first responders treat them, when they only had access to incomplete medical information? Robert Cotheren, executive director of the California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CaHIE), approached UC Davis Health in spring 2016 about participating in
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced the successful rollout of the SAP Student Activity Hub solution through a partnership with the University of California, San Diego, combining student demographic, course and learning data into one central platform. Access across the enterprise to analytical dashboards has quickly transformed UC San Diego into an organization that can make data-driven decisions. “As universities continue to grapple with increased competition and significantly higher expectations from students and faculty,
By Thomas Trappler. A new systemwide agreement for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available, in addition to a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for both GCP and G-Suite for Education. Here’s what you need to know. What is GCP? GCP is Google’s suite of over 135 different cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions. They run on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally
Congratulations to Jessica Hilt, manager of Applications Development at UC San Diego Library! Jessica won the Blogiversary contest by bringing in the most commitments to write UC IT Blog articles – with 17! As our winner, she will take home a $75 gift card from Amazon. Congratulations again to Jessica Hilt and thank you to everyone who participated!
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,