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 Mark Cianca and Yvonne Tevis. Well, COVID—and Remote Work and Learning The most-viewed blog article for 2020 is an open letter in February by UC’s CIOs endorsing alternative and flexible work arrangements to recruit/retain talent. They didn’t know they were foreseeing the future. Shortly after, COVID hit, and remote work, teaching, and learning became urgent necessities. UC IT teams rose to the occasion – provisioning equipment, implementing
Join UC Berkeley Chief People & Culture Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Eugene Whitlock on Tuesday, February 2. He will continue the conversation from the October 19 town hall about “Cultivating Inclusion and Belonging During a Pandemic.” All are welcome! The meeting will be recorded and posted online. Add to calendar. February 2, 2020 11:00 – noon Zoom: https://UCOP.zoom.us/j/97921030908
Don’t miss the annual UC Women in Technology Committee’s featured session, With a Little Help From My Friends: The Importance of Mentorship and Sponsorship, during the final Virtual UC Tech, on Tuesday, January 26, at 3:30 pm. Jenn Stringer, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer at UC Berkeley, will host a talk about the value – particularly for women – of having both mentors and sponsors throughout
By Valerie E. Polichar. When COVID-19 caused a pivot to remote instruction with little notice, students lost access to on-campus computer labs where they could use licensed software to complete coursework. UC San Diego’s educational technology teams sprang into action. In less than three weeks, they built CloudLabs—providing students remote access to over 200 apps on three operating systems. UC San Diego’s educational technology teams support over 300 pieces of
UCLA will host the final Virtual UC Tech event on Tuesday, January 26. The theme is “Together We Rise” and topics will include professional development, women in tech, diversity, and accessibility. The featured keynote is the UC Women CIO Panel with UCLA CIO Lucy Avetisyan. For more information, please view the event schedule. If you registered for past UC Tech 2020 Virtual Events, just click the “Register Now” button on
UC Davis’s FamilyLink: A NICU Virtual Viewing Program took home a Silver Award at the 2020 Sautter Awards. FamilyLink is a UC Davis Health application that allows authorized family members the opportunity to virtually visit with their hospitalized baby through a secure connection, even when they are not able to physically be at the bedside. To learn more, watch the FamilyLink video.
By Svetlana Milter and Traci Farrell. Multi-lingual functionality is essential when creating digital products for diverse populations. The UCSF SOM Tech recently built a patient-centered virtual community that supports three different languages for Asian Americans newly diagnosed with cancer. The work was done for the Patient COUNTS research study, which involves a web-based portal that allows patients to share symptoms, patient-reported outcomes, treatment experiences, and access resources so they can
By Bill Kisliuk. While the capability to diagnose cancer and heart problems has advanced by giant steps in recent years, methods to detect depression have stubbornly stayed the same for more than a century: Observe patients, and ask them how they are doing. UCLA has launched a major new study, sponsored by and in collaboration with Apple, designed to help revolutionize detection and treatment of depression. The three-year study, which
By Melinda Battenberg. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on December 7, 2020, that CA Notify, the COVID exposure notification system championed by UC San Diego Health, will be available statewide on December 10. The system will make available to all California residents an important tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Now, any Californian who activates the CA Notify exposure notifications can be confidentially alerted if they have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. This technology, developed by Google and
UC San Diego’s Studio U took home the Silver Award at the 2020 Sautter Awards. Studio U is a self-service multimedia facility that enables the campus community to easily create studio-quality instructional videos efficiently and on their own schedule. To learn more, watch the Studio U video.
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