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 Elaine Howell, Communications Specialist, IT Services, Digital Content Services, UCLA. IT Services is making it easier for UCLA to communicate and stay safe during emergencies. Last June, after a fatal shooting on campus, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block asked Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh to organize a Task Force to examine campus safety measures and recommend ways of improving them. Task Force members included vice chancellors, deans,
You don’t need to be a programmer, you just have to be willing to collaborate with others. The hackathon is run by UCANR as part of their effort to increase innovation and entrepreneurship in food and agriculture. The 2017 Apps for Ag hackathon is open to anyone who is interested in food innovation through technology. The hackathon takes place July 28-30, 2017, at Urban Hive in Midtown Sacramento. In order
By Alison Spencer, UCB Student Intern, UCOP. Could the next Shakespeare be a clever computer? Probably not, admits Andrea Gagliano, a second-year graduate student in UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Along with teammate Emily Paul and professor Marti Hearst, she developed a system to try and teach computers to write sonnets. For Gagliano, the task seemed like a natural outgrowth of her previous academic training. She received an undergraduate degree
Student Budget Planner Infographic When students move away from home for the first time, it can take time to adjust to a new way of living and having to fend for yourself. It can be a little daunting to some. Therefore it is important that students fully prepare for this big change before starting their first term. A good start is creating a student budget. Shepherds Friendly have created a
By Arnav Choudhury, Biomedical Engineering Student – Senior, UC San Diego. Most of us have found ourselves speaking to tens of people at a time and wondering, “Am I going too fast or too slow? Are they getting me?” Now imagine if you were speaking to 100 or more people for about an hour. And to make it worse, you know that four out of ten members of the audience
How to Write a College Book Report Infographic The question of how to proofread an essay properly is one that many students ask and indeed, before submitting any essay, it is essential to proofread it. Yet, revision and proofreading are frequently overlooked and even undervalued. This can lead to a poor grade or missing out on the grade a student was aiming for. Every writer and student should always proofread
By Christa Chen, HR IT Projects Supervisor, Office of Information Technology, UC Irvine. In a tale of shared services done right, UC Hastings College of the Law is the latest to adopt UC Irvine’s Time Reporting System (TRS). The project took root at a meeting in February 2015, organized by UC CIO Tom Andriola, to bring together UC shared services owners so they could discuss the challenges of shared services
10 Striking Statistics About Mobile Training Infographic When do people train? For decades, the answer was simple: on the day they gathered together for a live session. However, since the introduction of online training, it’s possible to train independently of the physical presence of the trainer. In fact, mobile training can be done anywhere and at any time. Another interesting question: what devices do we use when we are training?
By Alexa Rivetti, IT Communications Coordinator, UC Office of the President. There are a ton of reasons why one should register for the upcoming UC Computing Services Conference. However, here are a few of my favorites: It’s fun! Tucked between the eucalyptus trees and the sea is the IT social event of the year! Opening night reception will be at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, making this one of the
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Time: Noon – 1:00pm Description: Communications can make or break your IT project. When UC Irvine undertook a potentially contentious pilot of a new campus-wide LMS, our comprehensive communication strategy led to solid participation and eventual adoption of the system. We’ll share our processes, framework, templates, and strategies for successfully navigating IT change communication. Presenters: Kelsey Layos is the Manager of the Academic Web Technologies