Tag Archives: students

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 »

Med student challenges: How HITS combats graduation confusion

There is a growing need for assistance as medical students transition from medical school to other institutions for research or residency programs. Issues such as access to email, U-M Box, and MiChart are relevant worries as more than 150 students near their graduation dates. A recent medical school graduate, Balaji Pandian, also the M4 class’ medical technical representative,… Read More »

ITS fuels leaders and best for success

On April 24 and 25, ITS leadership and staff volunteers expressed their pride for the support ITS provides to the university at a new student outreach event on Central and North Campus. The ITS Power-Up Stations presented an opportunity to support the campus community with snacks, drinks, and swag during this stressful time of year. Twenty-eight staff from… Read More »

Student Explorer helps advisors target at-risk students

Advisors at U-M have a very important job: they serve as a one-stop resource for students as they navigate U-M and their academic experience. Their portfolios span from helping students stay on track to graduate, to connecting them to resources that allow them to explore new interests, and more. With large caseloads of students and days filled with… Read More »

Using simulation to develop leaders

By | March 13, 2019

Every year, the U-M Sanger Leadership Center runs two high-pressure business simulations called Leadership Crisis Challenges. Student teams play the roles of senior business executives who find themselves in the middle of a business and media crisis that unfolds throughout one night via emails, phone calls, and social media updates. A well-designed simulation like the LCC is very… Read More »

Academic Innovation Student Showcase April 11

By | March 13, 2019

Join us Thursday, April 11 from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Palmer Commons (100 Washtenaw Ave) for the Academic Innovation Student Showcase, where we will hear from the student fellows that drive innovation within our office. The Academic Innovation Student Showcase is an opportunity for student fellows to share the projects they have been working on throughout their experience with the Office… Read More »

LSA courses pilot new iClicker Reef system

By | March 7, 2019

Since the beginning of the academic year, several LSA classes have been participating in a pilot program of iClicker Reef, a new student response system from Macmillan Learning, to ask a wider variety of questions than traditional iClicker remotes. This pilot program is being used to help the LSA Instructional Support Services weigh in on what advantages the… Read More »

Unexpected connections: SI student uses technology to help underserved areas

By | February 22, 2019

School of Information graduate student John Traylor knew the work he was doing in Puerto Rico to shore up communications infrastructure some nine months after Hurricane Maria was important, but it wasn’t until the project was finished that he fully understood the impact. That’s when one of the residents came by and uttered one very recognizable word—”Wi-Fi”—and delightedly… Read More »

Learning Analytics & Data Services publishes year-end report

The ITS Learning Analytics & Data Services team is happy to share its year-end report (PDF) with the Michigan IT Community. LAADS achieved several milestones in 2018: Delivered the initial phase of the Unizin Data Platform Piloted My Learning Analytics in collaboration with faculty from the School of Information and School of Education Data Concierge services fulfilled 15… Read More »

My Learning Analytics offers new insights to learners

ITS Teaching and learning (T&L) is partnering with the School of Information (SI) and the School of Education (SOE) to develop learning analytics tools aimed at improving student performance. Equipped with evidence from past learning dashboard efforts, research faculty and graduate students in SI and SOE have been working with development staff from T&L on designing —and then… 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 »

Students show security know-how and win prizes

For the past 14 years, Information Assurance (IA) has engaged UM-Ann Arbor students, including medical students, with an online quiz designed to raise awareness about IT security issues and promote good IT security practices. This year’s quiz resulted in the second highest completion rate yet! From October 29 through November 2 a total of 7281 students participated. This… Read More »

Flint names new disability services coordinator

By | October 29, 2018

As the new disability services coordinator at the University of Michigan-Flint, Harvey “Chip” Evans oversees services that ensure equal opportunity to students with disabilities and helps to promote a welcoming campus environment for any student requiring accommodations. That help can come in a variety of forms, from campus transportation to a test-taking center. It’s technology, though, that has… Read More »

U-M makes waves at Tapia 2018

By | October 5, 2018

Eight U-M students from Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) got the chance to network and celebrate diversity in computing at the 2018 Richard Tapia Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida September 19–22. This year’s conference theme was “Diversity: Roots of Innovation,” acknowledging the historical role of diversity in STEM innovation and its essential role in innovating the… Read More »

ITS hosts summer interns from Wolverine Pathways program

Wolverine Pathways is an academic program that began in 2015. Up to 60 6th grade and 9th grade students are selected from Detroit, Southfield Public, or Ypsilanti Community school districts. Once these students are admitted into the program, they participate in fall, winter, and summer sessions each year through their senior year of high school. The program offers… Read More »

Ross students create productivity app

Recent graduates Shayan Shafii, Reid Ovis, Aklavya Kashyap, Tristan Neeb, and Sean Dew developed a productivity app that pairs with Amazon’s Alexa to help people set and achieve their goals. These goals could be daily, weekly, or monthly in the context of physical, mental, or social capabilities. Named “Iris,” the app aggregates statistical insights regarding productive activity versus counterproductive behaviors. The ultimate… Read More »

ITS announces approval for project to install WiFi on the Diag

Information and Technology Services has received funding approval to install WiFi in portions of the Diag. In September 2017, Central Student Government President Anushka Sarkar and CSG Vice President Nadine Jawad announced an initiative outlined as part of their platform to install WiFi on the Central Campus Diag. At the request of students and with the support of… Read More »

At what cost WiFi?

By | April 24, 2018

A recent “Inside Higher Ed” article examines how colleges, including U-M, are committing considerable resources to keep up with students’ expectation that wireless internet should be free, fast, and everywhere. The U-M Ann Arbor campus embarked on an ambitious Wi-Fi upgrade five years ago that required meticulous planning. In some areas the wired network had to be extended, and new wireless… Read More »