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IT organizations within higher education benefit from collaborating and sharing best practices to help strengthen each institution and higher education overall. UIS contributes knowledge and expertise regularly as a strategic partner with our application vendors and peer schools.
Participation includes presenting at conferences, providing training on best practices and processes and contributing to articles, white papers and stories. UIS shares expertise with vendors as diverse as Oracle (enterprise applications including Campus Solutions, Human Capital Management [HCM], Finance [FIN], Customer Resource Management [CRM] and the portal), InfoEd (Electronic Research Administration [eRA]) and Automic (batch processing) to enhance key systems. (Refer to UIS’s Service Catalog for information about our service offerings.)
UIS also contributes to higher education knowledge by participating in EDUCAUSE, the primary association for IT practitioners. Brad Judy, OIS liaison with UIS, works with constituent groups like EDUCAUSE to advance knowledge in the information security arena. Brad serves on the 2015-2016 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel. This collaboration resulted in the Top 10 IT Issues, 2016: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate report out this month.* This report details the challenges higher education IT organizations will likely face in 2016 and provides information to aid these organizations with planning IT strategy for the coming year. It is available to EDUCAUSE’s 2,100 member institutions and other IT practitioners globally.
In addition to offering his time serving on EDUCAUSE’s IT Issues Panel, Brad supports higher education IT practitioners, vendors and constituent organizations through presenting best practices at EDUCAUSE’s conferences. On Wednesday, March 2, he is presenting a session entitled Balancing security and privacy in higher education at EDUCAUSE Connect: Denver. He is also presenting the Information Security Program Planning Workshop at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference on April 20.
CU’s commitment to giving back to higher education’s IT community positions the university to influence future direction and to keep current with best practices. See how UIS is influencing higher education on University Information Systems Events.
*Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Associate Vice President, Digital Education and Engagement also served on the panel and contributed to this publication.