Tag Archives: professional development

2017 Michigan IT Symposium photo viewbook

More than 500 IT professionals from across U-M came together on November 21–22, to celebrate the expertise, innovation, and talents of the Michigan IT community. We thank all those who attended either in person or online, and we hope you enjoyed the event. Posters and presentations from the symposium are available to view on the CIO website.  Look… Read More »

Sign up to be a Michigan IT mentor by Jan. 12

After a successful pilot in the spring of 2017, the Michigan IT Steering Committee is launching the Michigan IT Mentor program, a new option for U-M IT staff to expand their networks, share knowledge, and work towards professional development goals. Mentors and mentees who participated in the pilot shared that their commitment of time is relatively minor compared… Read More »

AR, blood pressure, MGoView at Mobile Dev meeting

You never know what you’ll see at a U-M Mobile Developer Community meeting. The most recent one, held at North Quad on November 28, was no exception. About 35 attendees learned, for instance, about MGoView, a U-M Bicentennial mobile app that provides a fascinating look at U-M history. The app utilizes augmented reality, 360-degree view, and other features.… Read More »

ITS to offer training on collaboration tools

Are you (or someone you know) confused about how to get the most out of Google and Box, or when you should use one over the other? Wish you had a way to learn more directly from an expert? We hear you. The ITS Collaboration Team will hold quarterly instructor-led training on Google and Box starting in early… Read More »

Interested in emerging tech? Check out Cool Toys!

The Cool Toys Conversation group started out as one of the many spaces on campus where people share cool tech they’ve discovered for education, research, clinical care, outreach, and productivity. Since then, it’s evolved to become more of a community of practice around emerging trends and technologies, but without ever completely giving up the original sharing of cool… Read More »

Tableau fundamentals training Nov. 20 & Dec. 18

By | November 8, 2017

The Information Quest & Michigan Medicine Tableau Teams are now able to offer additional spaces in the Fundamentals of Tableau training we are offering. This will be a basic introductory course for those just getting started with building (not consuming) reports and dashboards in Tableau. What: Tableau Fundamentals Training When: Monday, November 20th, from 8:30 AM to 4:00… Read More »

10 things to do at the Michigan IT Symposium

Registration is open for the 2017 Michigan IT Symposium, November 20–21, 2017. The event, which offers a great opportunity for networking with peers and making new connections, will take place at the Michigan League on the Ann Arbor campus The 2017 symposium will focus on how IT work at Michigan is transforming with the proliferation of cloud technologies… Read More »

U-M faculty & staff to present at EDUCAUSE

A contingent of U-M faculty and staff will make their mark at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference this year, including VPIT-CIO Kelli Trosvig. She is one of ten representatives from the university who will present at the event, which takes place October 31–November 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Trosvig will co-host a session on Supporting Innovation and Collaboration… Read More »

Upcoming Teach-Outs

By | October 24, 2017

Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events are an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community. Check out these… Read More »

Register NOW for the Michigan IT Symposium

Learn how members of the U-M IT community are employing technology to empower the leaders and best! Register now for the Michigan IT Symposium, where you’ll learn new skills, connect with other IT professionals, and hear from campus leaders and innovators. Details at a Glance When: November 20 (3:30–5:30 p.m.) & November 21 (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) Where: Michigan League, Central Campus (Parking… Read More »

2017 MIDAS Symposium happens Oct. 11

Please join the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) for our annual symposium on Wednesday, October 11, titled “A Data-Driven World: Potentials and Pitfalls.” We’re welcoming an exciting group of speakers to Ann Arbor this year, including several eminent women working in the field of data science. The keynote address will be delivered by Cathy O’Neil, author of… Read More »

U-M participation with HDI

By | September 19, 2017

Lisa Callihan (LSA IT customer experience manager) and Michael Morabito (Secure-24 client services manager) presented at the Help Desk Institute (HDI) local chapter meeting on September 14 in Southfield, MI. Their presentation, “Creating the Ideal Customer Service Experience,” was an interactive experience with two industry experts discussing the importance of building a customer service philosophy and culture. They… Read More »

Want to improve cross-team collaboration?

Cross-team collaboration is essential — uniting experts from a variety of teams and departments leads to deeper insights, fresher perspectives, and faster innovations. Open to all Michigan IT community members, two upcoming workshops share helpful tools and techniques to improve collaboration: Competing Values in the Workplace (HITS 1000) This workshop explores how the interplay among our competing values… Read More »

“Design thinking” featured at June iiE Gathering

“Spontaneous.” “Open-minded.” “Continue to step out of your comfort zone.” “Keep trying and failing–you’ll keep learning!” These were some of the phrases that came to mind for Shelly Grunsted, assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Oklahoma, after attending the Institute for Innovation in Education (iiE) Ann Arbor Gathering this past June at the Duderstadt Center.… Read More »

MiVideo symposium offers insights and knowledge sharing

More than 60 MiVideo administrators from 28 U-M departments, schools, and campuses attended the second annual MiVideo Administrator Symposium in July, hosted by the ITS Teaching and Learning Group. Powered by Kaltura, MiVideo is U-M’s cloud-based media streaming and content management service used by faculty, students, and staff to organize, catalog, share, search, and publish multimedia content. MiVideo… Read More »

ITS offers cloud computing training

ITS is pleased to announce training for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. These day-long sessions will provide an overview as well as hands-on opportunities to explore these cloud based computing platforms. You will be able to get help with your specific use case, leveraging these platforms. Learn and apply knowledge to the work/research you… Read More »