IT risk management: Is your WISP policy document up to date?
Colleges and universities are facing a constant onslaught of new risk as well as a growing number of compliance laws and regulatory mandates. That’s why keeping the Written Information Security Program policy document up to date is important for protecting all data, says UB guest columnist and UB Tech featured speaker Nicholas M. Tella, director of information security at Johnson & Wales U.
The promise of voice technology for higher ed
Unlocking auditory-based learning, voice tech is helping students grasp material in an interactive way—and one that’s accessible and convenient, says UB guest columnist and UB Tech featured speaker Sanjay Pothen. Pothen is director of Emerson Launch, the center for entrepreneurship and innovation at Emerson College in Boston.
Women in IT: Research and timing on our side
Building support through research and gaining traction from the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements will help level the playing field for women leaders in higher ed IT, says UB guest columnist and UB Tech featured speaker Elizabeth Clark, who is deputy CIO at Harvard Business School.
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.