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This month in EDUCAUSE: Year-end wrap, highlights, and best practices

My name is Irene Knokh and I’m the EDUCAUSE ambassador for U-M. I share articles of interest, upcoming trends, and advocate on your behalf for EDUCAUSE. Welcome to the December edition! ‘Tis the homestretch! For the different perspectives on the top 2023 issues from federal, corporate, teaching and senior IT leaders’ view, visit the 2023 Top IT Issues report. Below… Read More »

Register today for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium

Register today and join colleagues from across U-M for the 2022 Michigan IT Symposium, November 16 and 17 in a hybrid format! The theme for this year’s Symposium is Helping Shape the Future of Learning, Research, and Care. Experience this energizing opportunity to learn new skills, connect with other technology professionals and advocates, and hear from campus leaders and innovators who are empowering the leaders and best through their work!

New Collaboration & Productivity Community of Practice!

We are excited to announce the creation of the Collaboration & Productivity Community of Practice! Collaboration and productivity services (like Google Workspace, Slack, Dropbox, and more) are widely used and critically important across the university community. They support cooperative work through real-time collaboration and discussion, shared access to resources, and the facilitation of day-to-day tasks, like the creation… Read More »

AV Community of Practice hosts certification training for audiovisual specialists

John “JJ” Jahn, a project engineer lead with LSA Technology Services, firmly believes in continuing education for audiovisual (AV) people on campus. That’s why he asked the Michigan IT AV Technology Community of Practice in May if there was interest in a course to prepare for the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) professional… Read More »

U-M partners with Google to offer job-ready tech skills program

A new flexible online training program on data science will prepare job-seekers in Michigan and beyond to quickly enter one of the fastest-growing labor markets and advance their careers. The Center for Academic Innovation created the program, “Data Analytics in the Public Sector with R,” for data science and other professionals interested in how public data sets can drive decisions and policymaking in the public sector.

Former Pres. Ilves talks cybersecurity, restarting banking system, and farming during Distinguished Lecture Series

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has planted more than 19,000 trees on his family farm that dates back to the early 1700s. He’s also helped reboot the banking system after a Russian cyber attack on the country he was leading at the time.  “The first thing you must understand is – this was a DDOS attack, servers… Read More »

You’re invited to the Leadership in Technology: Distinguished Lecture Series

Join Dr. Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at U-M, for a conversation with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the president of Estonia from 2006-16. The conversation will cover the intersection of technology and government, cybersecurity, and more — President Ilves was in office when Estonia was a victim of a massive cyber-attack, believed to have originated in Russia, in 2007.

This month in EDUCAUSE: Communities of practice, transform teaching and learning with digital learning, workforce shakeup, and more

My name is Irene Knokh and I’m the EDUCAUSE ambassador for U-M. I share articles of interest, upcoming trends, and advocate on your behalf for EDUCAUSE. Welcome back to Fall 2022. It has been an intense summer and the newsletter took a hiatus for a couple of months! There’s a lot to share with you in the newsletter.  30 higher… Read More »