Tag Archive: UCOP

Going Online? Choose Accessible

By Judy Thai. For many of us, our professional lives and the lives of our students have moved online with the COVID-19 pandemic. But is that online world accessible to people with disabilities? As a university committed to diversity
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Document and Web Accessibility: Basic Tips and Online Training

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By Yvonne Tevis. Did you know images in a website or document need “alt tags” to be accessible? Or that links should never be “here” or “read more?”  

Find out how and why through two new tip sheets from Siteimprove.   

Getting Started with the Basics 

The UC Electronic…
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Working Remotely? Up Your Digital Records Management Game

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By Jackie DiOrio. When working remotely, keep in mind that any records created or received on any device belong to the Regents of the University of California, and all UC records on personal devices are subject to eDiscovery and California…
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Zoom Site Licenses Help UC Meet Online Demand

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By Yvonne Tevis. To slow the spread of COVID-19, UC staff are working from home and classes are going online. Demand for remote work tools has skyrocketed. “I should have bought stock in Zoom” is a common refrain.

Fortunately, the…
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When Work from Home Means All Alone

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By Jeané Blunt. The first few days of working from home were great. I got to wear my flannel pajama pants, snuggle with my dog on my lunch break, and ditch the morning commute.

Well, now I’m a few weeks into…
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UC Gets Discount for Amazon Web Services

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By Thomas Trappler. Since 2013, the UC wide agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Agreement# UCOP-19) has made AWS products available for use under terms and conditions aligned with UC’s needs, policy, and the law.

Effective October 1, 2019,…
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Lessons from a Cyber Attack: How UC Found Strength in Adversity

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By David Rusting. As I reflect on UC’s journey managing cyber-risk, particularly over the past four years, I’m proud of our collective accomplishments. Two weeks ago, I was able to share UC’s approach, experiences, and lessons’ learned with higher education…
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Redesigning the UC Undergraduate Application – with Students in Mind

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By Judy Thai. In November 2018, over 217,000 high school and transfer students submitted undergraduate applications to the University of California. 75,000 of them submitted their applications on the last day — and 11,000 in the last hour.

That’s a…
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Backstage: How UC Got the IT Infrastructure Deals

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By Yvonne Tevis.

About one year ago, UC struck amazing deals with IT infrastructure companies – deals that likely will save the university up to $16M a year for five years.

It’s true, UC Procurement rocks negotiation.

But UC also…
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