Tag Archives: professional development

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 “Dr. Chuck” Severance, clinical associate professor at the School of Information, is trying to change. Speaking… 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 »

CSCAR training opportunities

By | September 21, 2018

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides consulting services and training opportunities in statistics, data science, and advanced research computation to researchers across campus, regardless of skill level or academic background. All members of the campus community interested in making more effective use of data analytic techniques are invited to make use of their services. Free… Read More »

Tech Talks are back at the Computer Showcase

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

Duderstadt Center fall open house Oct. 5

The Duderstadt Center provides a nexus for creative and technological innovation across all disciplines. Come see what new resources we are unveiling for the fall semester, available to the entire University of Michigan community! This is your first opportunity to experience the all new Visualization Studio, a powerful digital maker-space equipped with high end virtual reality development workstations, play… Read More »

Register today to attend SUMIT October 25

Mark your calendars for SUMIT_2018, U-M’s 14th annual cyber security conference on Thursday, October 25. Learn more and register today! Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) is the university’s flagship event for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Held at Rackham Auditorium, SUMIT is an exciting opportunity to hear recognized experts discuss the latest issues, trends, and threats in… Read More »

ITS Information Quest hosts premier Tableau Symposium

The U-M Tableau Symposium hosted by the Information Quest team on August 27 was a great success. Tableau representatives opened the symposium with some background on how Tableau got started and delved into a few example cases which highlighted the ways U-M, and more specifically Michigan Medicine, can leverage the platform’s capabilities. The keynote speaker gave a brief… Read More »

ELI Annual Meeting: Call for proposals closes Sept. 6

By | August 23, 2018

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for those interested in learning, learning principles and practices, and learning technologies to explore, network, and share. For those interested, the meeting’s Call for Proposals closes on September 6. All submitted proposals are reviewed and evaluated by ELI and at least three peer reviewers. Presenters will be notified by… Read More »