Tag Archives: professional development

Submit your proposal to the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium

The Michigan IT Symposium Committee is now accepting proposals for conference sessions to be held at the 2019 Michigan IT Symposium. This year’s theme is “Sparking Connections & Igniting Ideas Across U-M” and will feature more breakout session opportunities than in previous years. The 2019 event will bring the U-M IT community together to highlight innovations and share… Read More »

$1K professional growth grants available to staff

The Voices of the Staff Career Development Fund is now accepting grant applications. This fund aims to support you in enhancing your professional experience at the university by offering grants of up to $1,000 to fund career development and learning and educational enrichment. Grants are available to support your participation in seminars, workshops, apprenticeships, continuing education, and professional… Read More »

HITS apprenticeship program accepting applications

The Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Service Desk is searching for students, recent graduates, or other qualified workers to join its entry-level apprenticeship program. The program is a partnership between Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College (WCC). Since it began in 2018, the apprenticeship program has had four employees. This fall, however, the program plans to hire… Read More »

Digital learning resource memberships available

Information Technology Services Teaching and Learning, Academic Innovation, the University Library, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts have sponsored an institutional membership to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). All U-M Ann Arbor affiliates now have access to OLC’s library of publications and archive of webinars, as well as opportunities to engage with peers at other… Read More »

ITS Teaching and Learning Unit Technology Forum, Aug. 21

The ITS Teaching and Learning team will hold a Unit Technology Forum on Wednesday, August 21, 12–4 p.m. at 1010 Weiser Hall. Registration is requested and appreciated. This is a great opportunity to gather the academic community together to share new application features, discuss upcoming services in ITS Teaching & Learning, and promote collaboration and collegiality. We are… Read More »

It’s like traveling without moving: How to work remotely abroad and maintain your sanity

A short while ago I had an opportunity to work abroad for a brief period. After securing approval from my supervisor and making the necessary arrangements, I discovered that working remotely not only allowed me to keep up on various projects, but to make headway while enjoying time out of the country.  The experience of working while traveling… Read More »

Dearborn to offer masters program in cybersecurity

By | June 24, 2019

Just two years after starting its bachelors in cybersecurity, UM-Dearborn is already adding a masters program. Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science Di Ma says the fall debut of the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance is being driven by student demand and the metro region’s big growth in the field — which saw a 400-percent spike in job… Read More »

Plan to attend the 2019 MiVideo Summit June 21

Register today for the 2019 MiVideo Summit on June 21 and discover what’s possible to do with MiVideo, U-M’s cloud-based media streaming and content management service, powered by Kaltura. Learn how faculty, staff and students across U-M use MiVideo natively or integrated within Canvas and Blackboard (UM-Flint), to create, organize, catalog, share, search, and publish multimedia content. Now… Read More »

Connecting digital scholarship

By | April 26, 2019

The term digital scholarship can be interpreted in many different ways. As defined by Wikipedia, it means  “. . . new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publishing. It brings digital tools and methods to the study of the humanities with the recognition that the printed word is no longer… Read More »

Tableau and Business Objects training now available

The ITS Information Quest team is offering full-day trainings for Business Objects and Tableau. From beginning “how-to’s” to intermediate and advanced functionality, IQ can help you get the most out of these reporting tools. All classes are from 8-4 p.m. at Arbor Lakes. For either training, you are required to bring a laptop. For the Business Objects training… Read More »

Registration now open for Enriching Scholarship 2019: Where teaching and technology meet

By | April 3, 2019

Enriching Scholarship is a free, four-day event from May 6-9, 2019, that focuses on improving teaching, learning, and research through the effective integration of technology and pedagogy. More than 80 workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, and other events will take place all across campus during the four days of Enriching Scholarship 2019. The opening keynote is sure to be… Read More »

Go-and-Sees provide a learning experience for Michigan Medicine IT staff

A fairly new opportunity for HITS and Michigan Medicine IT employees are “Go-and-Sees,” interactive events that offer staff members a chance to gain hands-on knowledge and experience regarding other Michigan Medicine areas by visiting those labs, clinics, or offices.  During a typical Go-and-See, participants learn the ins and outs of that department and the roles of the employees. These… Read More »

Call for speakers at Community of Practice meetings

Do you have expertise in a particular subject matter? Are you looking to improve your presentation skills in an informal setting? Michigan IT Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Our CoPs are regularly searching for engaging guest speakers on… Read More »

Check out Tech Talk Tuesdays at Computer Showcase

Computer Showcase Tech Talks are back at a brand new day and time! This regular series of workshops is designed to help you discover new tech and make the most of the tech you already have. Join us for demos and tutorials on hardware, software, apps, and products that might just change your world. Who: Open to allWhen: Tuesdays at… Read More »

AWS training at U-M March 20

The College of Literature, Science and the Arts, in partnership with the Amazon Web Services at U-M team, is pleased to announce a free, hands-on cloud computing workshop. Join us on March 20 at The Ross School of Business, classroom R1210. Register. NOTE: Computers will not be provided, so please bring a laptop to this event. Agenda 9:00… Read More »