Tag Archive: Jim Phillips

We’re All Designers—Let’s Get Better at IT Together!

Phyllis Triege, chief experience officer, UC Santa Cruz.

By Jim Phillips. UC Santa Cruz recently hired its first chief experience officer (CXO) in the IT department—Phyllis Treige. This new role is a key component of Vice Chancellor of Information Technology Van Williams’s vision for digital transformation. While the…
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UC Santa Cruz Student Corps

UCSC Student Corps

By Jim Phillips. In response to the shelter-in-place order that was instituted in California due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jay Olson, divisional liaison for the Humanities Division, Information Technology Services (ITS), brought together a group of UCSC student workers to…
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CruzHacks 2020: A Student-Led, High Energy Weekend 

By Jim Phillips. Stevenson College at UC Santa Cruz overlooks the Monterey Bay, offering one of the most impressive views our campus has to offer (and that is saying a lot). Each year, on the three-day Martin Luther King day weekend,…
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A Product Mindset and Joy at Work: UCSC ITS Reorganizes

By Jim Phillips and Jim Williamson. Over a decade ago, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Division at UC Santa Cruz had a structure that was fairly typical in higher education. The ITS Division was organized around a set of central…
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UC’s Learning Data Privacy Principles Gaining National Attention

By Jim Phillips and Jim Williamson.

Our campuses are awash in data, and there are many initiatives underway to capture, store, and use that data for analysis, predictions, and, in some cases, prescriptive action(s) based on those predictions.

When an…
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Determining Value in David Koehler’s “Taming Application Sprawl”

Posted by Jim Phillips, Director, Learning Technologies and IT Accessibility Officer, UCSC. In a recent EDUCAUSE article titled Taming Application Sprawl, David Koehler provides an easy-to-read overview of the portfolio management methodology used by campus leadership to closely consider…
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Growing the Next Gen of Higher Ed Leaders

There’s no better way to advance your professional skills than getting out there and showing leadership among peers. EDUCAUSE provides IT professionals great opportunities for speaking and sharing ideas with the larger higher ed community.

At the EDUCAUSE…
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