Category Archives: Professional Development

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Michigan IT – Governance & Community of Practice & Activities for May & June 2024

We invite you to get involved, share your knowledge, and mark your calendars for these meetings!  Members and leaders from Governance and CoP groups may find this podcast and guide helpful, created by the Center for Positive Organizations. IT Governance Meetings The full calendar is on the IT Governance web page. May Meetings Recap: Upcoming June Meetings: IT… Read More »

Michigan IT events: Tours and activities

Michigan IT invites you to get out and learn about technology around campus. Take a break and make time to join Michigan IT to network, socialize, and discover firsthand the technology across the university that drives innovation and helps make U-M leaders and best! There are some fun and interesting events coming up in February and March: the… Read More »

Tech Tip: Weather in Calendar

This month’s tip is a service that enables users to integrate weather forecasts directly into their calendar. Weather in Calendar uses emojis to display a 16-day forecast and works for all calendars supporting online .ics and emojis, such as Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Outlook on iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows. Users can enter their city, adjust according to… Read More »

Call for proposals – Enriching Scholarship 2024

By | January 31, 2024

The U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative is excited to announce the 26th annual Enriching Scholarship (ES) conference to be held virtually, May 6-9, 2024 (add to Google calendar). The conference is free for all members of the U-M community. The 2024 call for proposals is now open! This year’s theme is “Surveying the Now.” The theme aims to highlight the ways technology has changed… Read More »

Tech Tip: Bluesky

This month I’m highlighting a decentralized social app called Bluesky. It was developed by former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey. It aims to create a new form of social media that is open, transparent, and community-driven. The platform uses an open-source framework and has a Twitter-like user interface with algorithmic choice, federated design, and community-specific moderation. Its goal is… Read More »

This month in EDUCAUSE: Institutional resilience, challenges to tackle in 2024, GenAI

Dear Colleagues,I have been your EDUCAUSE ambassador for U-M and advocate for more four years-time flies! It has been a pleasure to provide articles of interest and upcoming trends in each newsletter. I am taking a hiatus for a year—it’s been a joy to serve you in this role! Thank you! Irina Key articles of interest: EDUCAUSE Top… Read More »

Tech Tip: Arc Max

This month, I’m highlighting some new, innovative AI features that were recently added to the already impressive Arc web browser: Arc Max. Rather than simply adding a sidebar for ChatGPT like many other browsers are doing, they identified five specific integrations that can make browsing the web easier and more enjoyable: Each of them may be individually enabled… Read More »