Engaging students in an age of distraction
Encourage your students to use their phones to lock into—rather than tune out—class through instructional tools, says UB guest columnist Brent Warner, who is a professor of English as a second language at Irvine Valley College and who will be co-presenting a UB Tech keynote address with Timothy VanNorman, instructional technologist at Irvine.
3 ways to mitigate gender bias in higher ed technology departments
Leaders must understand workplace gender bias, examine their cultures and work to change inequitable practices, says UB guest columnist Amy Diehl, who is chief information technology officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a featured speaker at UB Tech’s Women in Technology pre-conference.
Moving from makerspace to dynamic innovation space
Having the right audiovisual technology to support communication and collaboration is important for this purpose-driven space, says UB guest columnist Nick Swayne, who is a UB Tech® 2020 speaker and the founding director of JMU X-Labs at James Madison University.
Leveraging analytics to boost enrollment
Connect data with decision-making to compete and thrive—or paltry prospects and eroding enrollments will continue, says UB guest columnist and UB Tech featured speaker Jason Simon. Simon, who is associate vice president for Data, Analytics, and Institutional Research at the University of North Texas, provides strategies for getting started.
How to secure data institutionwide
UB guest columnist and UB Tech featured speaker Damian Doyle addresses how to enable faculty and staff to easily work with data, using their preferred tools, while maintaining security. Doyle is assistant vice president of enterprise infrastructure solutions at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Cybersecurity: Do you have the right plan in place?
Retired Brig. Gen. Charles Shugg of the U.S. Air Force answers the top three questions higher ed leaders ask when addressing cybersecurity risk management on campus. A UB guest columnist and UB Tech featured speaker, Shugg is chief operating officer and partner for the Sylint Group Inc.
6 questions to consider before starting an on-campus construction project
Developing higher ed leadership-design team partnerships early leads to project success—from meeting institution and student needs to attracting and retaining students, says UB guest columnist Paul Orban, of BHDP Architecture.
3 points to consider before taking on data analytics
Boosts in strategic decision-making institutionwide make data analytics programs worthwhile, but understanding first all the work involved—from the tech build and cultural shift to the measurement lag—is key, says UB guest columnist Darren Catalano, who is the former vice president of analytics at the University of Maryland Global Campus.