I am happy to tell you about all of our new developments in generative artificial intelligence (GenAI), including a new instructor guide, new articles, and new instructional videos. Plus, in honor of Cybersecurity Month, we have updates on resources you can use to protect yourself online. As always, I look forward to learning from you about what is going on with our Michigan IT community.
I know many in the university community have been keeping a close eye on the implications of generative AI on higher education, particularly because the new students we will be welcoming to campus this fall will be one of our first classes ever that is intimately familiar with using AI to assist with aspects of their course work.
Our community has evolved together in how we support one another and how we show up to support this amazing institution that we are all a part of. Looking at the entire Michigan IT community, we offer stronger services and have a stronger relationship with the incredible students, faculty and staff that we serve every day.
Ravi Pendse, Cathy Curley, and Carrie Shumaker received prestigious ORBIE awards for their IT leadership. Daniel Waltz and Josh Wilda were finalists in the healthcare category. MichiganCIO recognized chief information officers in six key categories – Super Global, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Corporate, & Healthcare. The awards were at The Henry on October 21.
Update 10/26/2022: Pendse, Curley, and Shumaker won ORBIE awards. The Michigan CIO Leadership Association (MichiganCIO) recently announced that Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, will receive the 2022 MichiganCIO Leadership ORBIE Award on Friday, October 21, 2022, at The Henry, 300 Town Center Drive, in Dearborn. “I am humbled to receive the ORBIE… Read More »
Fall is officially in full swing, and everyone in the Michigan IT community is in full force supporting our hardworking students, faculty and staff. We have pulled together and kicked off another successful academic year. Your work day in and day out makes a difference to so many on campus as they work to better themselves and the word.
The energy on the U-M campus in September is hard to miss. Welcoming students back on campus is a joy and a privilege, and something I am particularly grateful for following the shift online early in the pandemic. I encourage you to pause and reflect on the hard work that you and your colleagues put in to prepare our campuses for a successful fall semester. This is no small feat that we collectively accomplish each year.
Congratulations to this year’s Hacks with Friends participants! The event was an exceptional showcase of our community’s outstanding creativity and innovation. We have many opportunities to stay connected with colleagues throughout the year by joining one of nearly 30 Michigan IT Communities of Practice.
I am looking forward to this year’s Hacks with Friends event on June 2-3. The event will have in-person and virtual options, so everyone can participate in the way they are most comfortable. I am eager to see the creative and fun energy that inevitably results when we pull together our talented and inspiring community.
As the university begins the search for our next president, I find myself reflecting on the qualities that create great leaders. We do not need to look far to find inspirational models. Within our own Michigan IT community and in every pocket of the university, there are examples of leadership at all levels regardless of position and role.