Tag Archives: professional development

A look back at the 2018 Michigan IT Symposium

Now in its fifth year, the Michigan IT Symposium continues to be the premiere event that brings together IT staff throughout the university to share ideas, meet new people, and reconnect with former colleagues. This year, more than 425 IT professionals from across U-M came together on November 28–29, to celebrate the expertise, innovation, and talents of the… Read More »

Takeaways: Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Annual Conference

I recently returned from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Annual Conference. My boss asked me how it went. I replied that every single session was useful. That impressed both of us! Everything. I mean, quite literally, EVERYTHING. It’s all good, and there is nothing they offered that I didn’t want to see. You can see the program… Read More »

CSCAR offers free workshops starting in January 2019

By | December 13, 2018

Beginning in January of 2019, Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) will offer most of its workshops free of charge to U-M students, faculty, and staff. CSCAR is able to do this thanks to funding from U-M’s Data Science Initiative. Registration for workshops is still required, and seats are limited. CSCAR requests that participants please cancel their… Read More »

Save the date: Hack with Friends March 7–8, 2019

Plan to attend! Hacks with Friends takes place Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Ross School of Business. Hacks with Friends (HWF) is a spirited two day hack event for IT professionals across the University of Michigan where you are encouraged to break out and have some fun doing what you do best. Pitch… Read More »

Enriching Scholarship 2019 announced, call for proposals

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. Past presenters and new voices are encouraged to take part, including graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. If you’ve never presented before, sharing your experiences can bring a valuable new perspective to our… Read More »

Check out GSuite & Box training this winter

The Collaboration Services team is pleased to announce that, following this year’s pilot, we are continuing the in-person training program. Classes are offered to U-M faculty and staff at no-charge. Register via My LINC. We have scheduled classes throughout 2019 offering each class once a quarter. You can see the course offerings on the U-M Box website and the  U-M… Read More »

DIY web accessibility testing tools & practices

By | November 28, 2018

You need not be an expert in digital or web accessibility to perform some low-threshold testing which will likely identify many high incidence issues in your EIT (electronic information technology). Technology requiring testing will include, but isn’t limited to, web apps, web pages, blog posts, etc. And remember the golden rule: A little testing throughout the process is… Read More »

Why everyone should know programming

By | November 26, 2018

Putting a bandage on a cut doesn’t mean you want to be a doctor. But in the world of computer science, people assume that everybody with an interest in programming wants to become a computer scientist. It is precisely this thought that Charles Severance, clinical associate professor at the School of Information, is trying to change. Speaking to “Business… Read More »

Registration opens Jan. 19 for HEDW Forum hosted by U-M

By | November 20, 2018

The Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum (HEDW) is a network of higher education representatives dedicated to sharing knowledge about data management, best practices, data warehousing designs, institutional reporting strategies and more. HEDW is now accepting proposals for the upcoming 2019 conference. To submit your proposal, please follow the link below. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018.… Read More »

HITS partners with WCC to offer apprenticeship for aspiring IT professionals

Apprenticeships are typically associated with the skilled trades. You might first think of a plumber or electrician apprentice? Or maybe a welder or carpenter? That convention is changing and a recent apprenticeship program created by Washtenaw Community College and Michigan Medicine to help attract and train aspiring information technology professionals is advancing the cause. Michigan Medicine’s recently launched Service Desk Apprenticeship Program pays entry-level… Read More »

Women in IT Community of Practice Resume Workshop Nov. 14

By | November 7, 2018

Has it been a while since you last updated your resume? Not sure of the best format to use for 2018? The Hiring and Recruiting Subcommittee of the Women in IT Community of Practice can help! Join them on Wednesday, November 14, for a Resume Workshop. Thirty-minute time slots are available, from 9:30 to noon with dedicated professionals… Read More »

Register today for the 2018 Michigan IT Symposium, Nov. 28–29

Registration is open for the 2018 Michigan IT Symposium, November 28 & 29, 2018 in the Michigan League. This annual event focuses on creating connections between Michigan IT community members while showcasing the innovation occurring across all U-M campuses. Can’t miss opportunities include: Opening poster preview and reception from 3:30–5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 28 Our keynote address by… Read More »

Nov. 16: Tech tools for teaching demos and strolling breakfast

Friday, November 16, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Join us for 25 interactive demonstrations of educational technologies that support teaching and learning, all presented by U-M faculty and staff. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how these technologies are being used in a variety of U-M classes. The event will be held in a team based classroom where each session… Read More »

IT leaders gather for day of learning, networking at U-M

IT leaders from U-M and peer academic research universities from the Midwest spent a day of learning and networking at the Michigan League. The Office of the Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer partnered with Gartner, Inc. to host the Great Lakes IT Leadership Forum on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Ravi Pendse, vice president for IT… Read More »

Attend the 2018 Michigan IT Symposium

The 2018 Michigan IT Symposium will take place November 28 & 29, 2018 in the Michigan League. This annual event focuses on creating connections between Michigan IT community members while showcasing the innovation occurring across all U-M campuses. Registration for this year’s symposium will open on October 15, 2018. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend. The… Read More »

IT4U Google Team Drive webinar Oct. 23

IT4U86: Google Team Drives—Data Longevity & Access Control Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9-9:45 a.m. Register in My LINC Google Team Drives offers a model of team-based ownership of files. All files in the Team Drive remain with the team as team members come and go. Brian Cors from the ITS Collaboration Services shows you how! Also, be sure to… Read More »