As part of task force recommendations to elevate the role of human resources on campus, the Information Management/Human Resources (IM/HR) workgroup is transitioning into ITS-Administrative Information Systems.
This week the Information Security and Policy Office announced a reorganization, through which Enterprise Services staff responsible for IT accessibility services and support will join the department and two new workgroups will be formed. The office is also currently advertising a new senior IT security analyst position.
The UI teamed up with fellow Unizin schools to share tools and strategies in its transition to Canvas, a new underlying learning management system for ICON. A Unizin story describes the collaboration.
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Several professionals from the OneIT community won Improving Our Workplace Awards (IOWA) in recognition of innovative projects that have a lasting positive impact on the institution. Senior Software Developer Michael Alberhasky of Information Technology Services (ITS) won an individual award for creating a HawkID password reset tool. A team award went to the Drupal Digital Signage Team, which through tremendous collaboration launched a cost-effective and user-friendly service for electronic billboards on campus.
Lance Bolton, senior IT director of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Technology Services, has received the 2016 Information Technology Leadership Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the university’s IT community.
The award, co-sponsored by the IT Leadership Development Team and Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steve Fleagle, was presented to Bolton during the annual UI Tech Forum, attended by hundreds of IT professionals May 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union.
Campus IT professionals gave their children a taste of technology careers through the inaugural Take Our Children to Work Day. At the April 28 event, 24 children programmed their own video game, navigated ball-shaped robots through a colorful obstacle course, and toured the College of Engineering.
Registration for the May 24 Tech Forum is now open, and all University of Iowa tech professionals are welcome to attend. View program details and sign up at http://techforum.uiowa.edu. The annual event draws IT professionals from across campus and serves as a valuable community-building and learning opportunity. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 18.
Through a coordinated institution-wide effort, the UI accomplished the task of activating managed whole disk encryption on over 5,500 university mobile computing devices. The IT community will now turn its attention to the remainder of the Board of Regents’ charge, encrypting portable storage dev