Tag Archives: professional development

At home during Coronavirus pandemic? U-M offers online courses, exhibits, speakers

By | March 20, 2020

Living rooms around the world can become places to learn how to start a business for social impact or to peek inside a museum to see homemade ancient wooden toy horses from Roman Egypt. U-M is providing multiple opportunities to learn and explore online while staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic: U-M’s art and performance organizations and… Read More »

FutureLearn Campus provides additional course access to U-M students, staff, and alumni

By | March 16, 2020

U-M and the Center for Academic Innovation are proud to be the first university partner with social learning platform FutureLearn in the launch of FutureLearn Campus. This new offering in the platform allows Michigan students, staff, and alumni access to online short courses on FutureLearn.  “Both FutureLearn and the University of Michigan are committed to delivering high-quality education… Read More »

New programs in data science & analytics at UM-Flint offer innovative career pathways

By | March 6, 2020

UM-Flint is poised to help more students to succeed in big data with the introduction of three new programs in data science and analytics offered across three departments and at the undergraduate and graduate levels: B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Data Science B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Data Analytics Graduate Certificate in Data Sciences… Read More »

Register for the Extended Reality at Michigan Summit, April 14

By | February 26, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the first ever Extended Reality (XR) at Michigan Summit. We’ll welcome speakers from all over the country to share their knowledge and insight around XR. Please register if you plan to attend.   The XR at Michigan Summit expects to feature the following: Featured speakers who are national leaders in… Read More »

MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge

By | February 20, 2020

The first of its kind at U-M, the MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge aims to highlight high-quality, reproducible work at U-M by collecting examples of best practices across diverse fields. There will be a prize pool of up to $15,000 cash award for the winning teams. Besides incentivizing reproducible workflows and enabling a deeper understanding of issues of reproducibility, the… Read More »

Save the dates! 2020 MICDE Symposium April 9-10

By | February 12, 2020

Save the dates! The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) will host its 2020 Annual Symposium on April 9-10, 2020 at the Rackham Building. External experts will talk about how they are driving new fronts in computing. The symposium will showcase some of the game-changing research supported by the MICDE Catalyst Grants program. Participants will also… Read More »

Report finds gaps in access to career, technical ed programs

By | February 10, 2020

A new U-M report detailing access to career and technical education programs in Michigan has found that while CTE courses are popular among high school students, there’s a gap in access to them. CTE courses prepare students to work in specific careers. Some enter the labor market right out of high school, while others enroll in college. Michigan’s… Read More »

Last chance to register for the AIM Data Showcase, Feb. 14

By | February 5, 2020

Friday, February 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League (911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Please register to attend.  The Center for Academic Innovation invites all University of Michigan community members to join us for a morning of conversations about the data that power higher education and educational research. We’ll hear from faculty,… Read More »

Be a mentor, get a mentor!

By | February 3, 2020

Are you interested in helping colleagues reach their professional goals, or striving towards professional goals of your own? If so, consider becoming a mentor or mentee in the Michigan IT Mentor Program!  The Michigan Mentor IT program empowers and enables Michigan IT professionals from all levels to connect and learn from others with similar interests or experiences related… Read More »

Register to attend the Data for Public Good Symposium Feb. 25

By | January 30, 2020

Do you have experience working alongside community partners in data analysis or program evaluation? Do you want to connect with others who are using their skills for public good? You are invited to attend the 3rd annual Data for Public Good Symposium on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Weiser Hall, 10th floor. Hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS),… Read More »

Hacks with Friends 2020 registration now open

Register today for Hacks with Friends 2020—a fun-filled event where you have two days to break out of your confines, form a team, build a project (or hack) from scratch, and show it off in a competition!  The 2020 Hacks with Friends (HWF) will take place March 5–6 at the Ross School of Business. HWF is open to… Read More »

First-ever Women+ Data Science Symposium

By | January 29, 2020

The very first Women+ Data Science Symposium will be held April 17, 2020. All practicing and aspiring data scientists, but especially women and gender minority participants, are invited to discuss cutting-edge research, explore resources for research and career advancement, and network with other attendees. You are encouraged to submit your idea for a talk or poster! Especially in… Read More »

Check out the new Containers CoP

The Containers Community of Practice held its first meeting on Thursday, December 12 in West Hall. Containers are a fast-growing form of virtualization that reduce deployment-stage errors, scale quickly, and are easily portable between hosting platforms. They can be used for web applications and services, computation, and as software development/testing environments. At the first meeting, the group expressed… Read More »

ITS is seeking interns for summer 2020!

Every summer ITS offers a 14-week internship program to students. The ITS Internship Program offers paid, full-time positions to students looking for an opportunity to gain valuable experience while making connections in the professional field they are considering for a career. Applications for the 2020 ITS Internship Program are now open. If you know students who might be… Read More »

U-M offers new LX graduate certificate

By | January 20, 2020

As modes for teaching and learning continue to evolve—in part due to the influence of technology—the demand for skilled learning experience designers has grown. A new collaboration at U-M seeks to address that need. The Center for Academic Innovation and School of Education have partnered to offer graduate students a Learning Experience Design Certificate Program (LXD). Combining School… Read More »

Introducing the 2020 Scholar Sprints!

By | January 17, 2020

Are you (or one of your colleagues) working on an instructional, research, or outreach project that would benefit from two intense days of collaboration with U-M Library specialists? Are you available to join us on May 7-8, 2020? If your answer is yes and yes, we invite you to apply to U-M Library’s 2020 Scholar Sprints. Scholar Sprints offer… Read More »

SoE launches online Advanced Education Technology Certificate Program

By | January 14, 2020

In January, the School of Education launched a new online certificate for working teachers and administrators across the globe. The Advanced Education Technology Certificate Program (AETP) is a fully web-based program developed specifically for P–12 educators who are working in a school. It is designed to support individual teachers and administrators, or entire districts, interested in professional development… Read More »

Extended Reality at Michigan Summit happens April 14

By | January 10, 2020

The first ever Extended Reality (XR) at Michigan Summit will take place on Tuesday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will welcome speakers from all over the country to share their knowledge and insight around XR. Register for the event. The XR at Michigan Summit is organized by the U-M Center For Academic Innovation and expects to feature… Read More »