Duane Staskal joined ITS-Administrative Information Systems as the new Data, Analytics and Insights (DAI) workgroup leader. He oversees the six DAI staff as they identify, develop, and delivery data analytics solutions for campus. The DAI portfolio includes reporting, business intelligence (BI), and predictive analytics solutions plus BI tools, University Data Warehouse, and campus data portal support.
Jonna Higgins-Freese will lead the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Instructional Services team, managing the daily work, planning, and cross-functional teams for multiple enterprise instructional technology services including the campus-wide learning management system (ICON), academic technology consulting, and the Learning Design Collaboratory initiative.
The University of Iowa information technology community works closely with campus partners to advance the institution’s strategic goals. Analytics provide insights into how students learn and how to help them succeed. New research computing services foster innovation and discovery, and business intelligence solutions help the university harness a wealth of data to make informed decisions. Learn more about how IT makes a difference in the OneIT Year in Review.
We are pleased to announce that several of our IT leaders are taking on new roles in the OneIT community. Please be sure to congratulate Annette Beck, Jeff Gillitzer, Jamie Matthews, Kirk Corey, and Brenda Ulin on these exciting career opportunities.
A collaborative research project led by the University of Iowa recently received a $20,000 grant from Unizin to investigate instructional practices that promote student reading in higher education. The UI, a member of the Unizin consortium, also committed $20,000 to the project.
The OneIT roadmaps are now available, outlining current and planned technology projects happening on campus in the next two years.
Members of the University of Iowa IT security team won first place in a contest that tested their cybersecurity skills against fellow security experts from several Big Ten universities.
Matt McLaughlin, director of computer services for the University of Iowa College of Engineering, has accepted the position of chief technology officer for the College of Engineering, effective Aug. 5.
Ben Rogers will step into the role of senior IT director of Enterprise Infrastructure, and Danny Tang will become the senior IT director of Research Services.
The winners of the University of Iowa’s 2019 IT Leadership Award are Shari Lewison, university chief information security officer (CISO), and Isaac Podolefsky, senior project manager from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Technology Services team.