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 Ann Kovalchick. There is no shortage of evidence that women in technology face particular challenges and barriers. The Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officers Studies (CHECS) conducts an annual survey of Higher Education CIO Roles and Effectiveness. The CHECHS 2017 report notes a 6% decline in the number of female CIOs, the second lowest decline in ten years. Also reported, the percentage of female CIOs expecting to retire
By Sean Peisert, Karen Stocks, and Von Welch. Cyber attacks don’t just hit big corporations or governments or hospitals. Anything connected to networks is vulnerable, and that includes research and open science. In general, scientists who use computers and other devices plugged into computer networks are aware of cyber threats. Often though they have little knowledge about the specific threats to systems like theirs, what to do about them, or
UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is offering two instructor-led Pink Elephant IT training courses this October and making them available to anyone in the UC system: Register for the ITIL Foundation Training – October 23 – 25 Register for the Lean IT Foundation Training – Oct. 26 – 27 The training is being held in Davis at the UC ANR building – 2810 Second Street. Certification exams are
By Ghanya Thomas. Three talented UC students learned about work at the Office of the President (UCOP) this summer as they completed internships with Information Technology Services (ITS). The students were sponsored through INROADS, a nonprofit provider that recruits talented students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds and prepares them to excel in corporate careers. Founded in 1970, INROADS is the largest nonprofit recruitment agency in the country. Throughout its
By Crystal Ross O’Hara. Risk and Safety Solutions was recently recognized by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), for excellence in innovation as well as marketing and communications. Risk and Safety Solutions received nine awards at CSHEMA’s annual conference, held July 13-17, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. Software products in our Safety Suite received the following awards: The Innovation Award of Honor for Inspect, a mobile, customizable inspection
You’re invited to the upcoming UC IT Town Hall, featuring San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Christine Kirkpatrick, as well as UC Santa Barbara CIO Matt Hall and UC CIO Tom Andriola. Join via Zoom. Date: September 26, 2017 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Zoom: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/5109870405?pwd=qM5xS8hDWQc%3D Or Telephone: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 510 9870405 UCSB CIO Matt Hall will
By Cassie Baloue. The UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center (C3) hosted its third UC Cybersecurity Summit at UC Davis as a track during the Information Security Symposium, June 20-21, 2017. The theme of the summit was “Race to Resiliency,” which covered topics such as fake domains and protecting medical devices. Check out some of the highlights below! Cassie Baloue is a student at UC Merced, and an intern
By David Rusting. Registration for the fourth biannual UC Cybersecurity Summit, October 18, 2017, at UC San Diego, is now open. Please join us for a full day of information and insights about cybersecurity and cyber-risk management – and to network with peers from across the university. Registration is open until October 6 and space is limited to 150 attendees. Visit the Summit website to learn more and register today.
The third annual UC IT Leadership Academy – taught by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business faculty – is now open for nominations. Participants learn real-world skills like negotiation and conflict resolution, setting strategic priorities, time management, and culture change. And they develop connections with rising leaders from across UC IT who will become their peer advisors, collaborators, and co-pilots for driving change. The experience Molly Greek, senior manager for
By Pamela Kan-Rice. “As we confront the problems in California today, we must ask ourselves, how will ag and tech solve these problems together? How can Salinas Valley and Silicon Valley work more harmoniously and how will the University of California’s quest for new knowledge play a role?” said UC President Janet Napolitano to farmers, engineers, entrepreneurs and others attending the Third Annual Forbes AgTech Summit in Salinas, CA, June