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February Benchmarks Online news journal now available

Feb. 15, 2016 – Read today about what's new in the University Information Technology Department. Benchmarks Online shares news and information about UIT's reorganization, additional services, and people in the zone. Regular features will help you catch up with the Research and Statistical Support office's new resources, meet new staff members at the UIT Help Desk, and check out the new pages on Facebook and Twitter. Learn what that annoying tweeting is and how to win free candy today on National Gumdrop Day! And, you may want to bookmark our page with Spring Break Computer Lab hours of operation. Lots more – read all about it!

February 2016 Edition

For a look at the entire issue, please point your browser to: http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/.

Please contact me, MonicaT@unt.edu, should you have any questions or technical problems.

Featured articles in this edition of Benchmarks Online are as follow:

Campus Computing News

On the Move – UIT Reorganizes to Better Align its Mission, Services

In September of 2015, University Information Technology underwent a reorganization to realign the reporting of the service units that make up the division. As seen on our most recent organizational chart, UIT now has four areas, each reporting to a director-level position. Read more about the reorganization, areas and their functions.

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/campus-computing-news-–-february-2016

 

Instructional IT Services Update

CDTS and DMS Add Services, Undergo Transformation, Upgrades, New Projects and Increased Usage

https://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/instructional-it-adds-services

 

From the Editor: Happy Leap Year, Candy and more!

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/note-editor

 

Cybersecurity Article, A Good Read

As an ever-present and pertinent topic for non-techies as well as information technology professionals, Adrienne Nettles, URCM, writes compelling stories about UNT alumni working in the field.

http://northtexan.unt.edu/cybersecurity

 

Nominate a Deserving Computing/IT Pro for a UNT Award

It’s awards season! Nominations are due Feb. 19 and all the forms are easy links from this page.

https://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/unt-awards-–-nominations-due-feb-19

 

CLEAR News

An update from Jane Himmel, CLEAR, about choosing a classroom response system

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/clear-news-choosing-new-classroom-response-system

 

EDUCAUSE Connect: Meeting in Denver Next Month

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/educause-connect-meets-march-2-4-denver

 

Spring Break Only a Month Away

Hours of Operation change for the Computer Lab Hours 

https://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/unt-computer-lab-hours-–-spring-break-16

 

Front-page Columns – New on the Left and Right-hand Sides

NEW! Hotspot for People in the Zone – On the Right-hand Column

Read about UNT professionals in computing and IT: a full-time employee taking UNT classes; an administrator addressing women in technology; and two Web techies who solve Drupal problems and much more.

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/uit-hotspot-–-people-zone

 

On the Left-hand Column

Network Connection: What’s that annoying tweeting?

https://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/network-connection

 

Help Desk FYI: Meet the New Staff; Spring Break Hours of Operation • Bookmark and Share!

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/helpdesk-fyi-0

 

Research Matters

With so many RSS feeds out there, we are differentiating ourselves with an ampersand! Call us R&SS, ok? We have added graphics in this article and provided an update to the many resources available to faculty and students seeking research support.

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/research-matters

 

Staff Activities

Hail and farewell to UIT staff members. If you would like to add your newcomers, retirees or other staff changes, please send in your department’s information for the April edition.

http://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/issues/2016/02/hail-and-farewell-–-uit-staff-activities


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https://it.unt.edu/benchmarks/content/about-benchmarks-online

 

NEW! UIT Social Media Pages

Friend us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/unt.uit/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UNT_UIT

Posted on: Mon 15 February 2016

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