Tag Archives: DEI

diversity, equity & inclusion

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 »

Website showcases UMSI progress on diversity, equity and inclusion

By | October 31, 2022

The U-M School of Information (UMSI) DEI Office is launching a website to highlight the school-wide work that has been done from 2016-2021. The website comes as the school’s DEI committee begins gathering community input on priorities for a DEI 2.0 strategic plan, launching in 2023. “We want to share and acknowledge the work of our community — students,… Read More »

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 »

African Americans in cryptologic history

African Americans have served in the U.S. military since the revolutionary war, although the armed forces were not officially desegregated until 1948. Unfortunately, their service is all too often downplayed or not prominently known. One story that deserves highlighting is the cryptologic work done by William Coffee in the agency that would eventually become the NSA. Mr. Coffee… Read More »

Profiles in IT: Candice Wilson—Constructive creator

Candice Wilson is a solutions architect and Jira project manager for HITS. She has been passionate about tech since childhood and her love of creating has led to an exciting career at Michigan Medicine. Candice’s interest in making things extends beyond her work at the university and can be found in her hobbies — from 3D printing to cooking and more. She particularly enjoys creating things to gift to others.

U-M leading the way in assistive technology testing, design

U-M will be a beta site for Morphic, a new system that makes technology significantly more usable for individuals with disabilities and others who have difficulty using standard digital setups. Morphic is now available on all Campus Computing Sites computers on the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Learn about how Morphic came to U-M, the benefits of Morphic, and how you can provide your feedback on new features as they are developed.

Eight more languages added to placement reporting

An article in the URecord back in August featured the power of collaboration between ITS and the Language Resource Center. ITS has recently completed adding the majority of other language placement reporting processes by adding an additional eight languages to the workflow. Thanks to the project’s production workflow, any future languages can also be added in a timely… Read More »

NameCoach pronunciation tool API now available to developers

NameCoach is a web-based tool that allows users to record, listen to, and learn names. It promotes inclusivity across all campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine) for all current students, faculty, and staff. NameCoach enables units to promote organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion, foster employee retention, and forge better customer relationships. Now, the NameCoach Participants APIs are… Read More »

Profiles in IT: Lauren Atkins Budde—Delightful director

Lauren Atkins Budde is the director of Open Learning Initiatives with the Center for Academic Innovation (CAI). In her role, she oversees the strategy, support, evolution, and delivery for multiple online learning opportunities, including non-credit massive open online courses (MOOCs), free and open online learning events called Teach-Outs, short-form video content, and educational podcasts.

NameCoach pronunciation tool now available in Canvas

NameCoach is a tool that allows students and faculty to create an audio recording to help peers better pronounce their names within officially-provisioned Canvas courses. Provided by Information and Technology Services (ITS), NameCoach is now available on all campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine) to support inclusive teaching and learning.  The tool has two parts: NameCoach… Read More »