Feb 17
Job Postings in STARS

​We're looking for candidates like you to join OIT!

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Job Postings in STARS:

Available IT positions:

Enterprise Systems Programmer (2 positions) – open until filled.

Enterprise Systems Programmer (Financial Services) – open until filled.

Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions: https://jobs.utsa.edu/.

Feb 17
OIT Customer Kudos: February

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Customer Kudo for Jeremy Mann

 "I would like to pass along my thanks for his [ Jeremy Mann ] tremendous efforts to help get our new single-cell RNA-seq analysis pipeline off the ground.  He's providing real fixes, both short-term patches and long-term solutions, to make this work.  I am impressed."

-Brian Hermann, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor in Department of Biology

Feb 09
Job Postings in STARS:

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We have great job opportunities in OIT!

 

  • Enterprise Systems Programmer (Financial Services) - open until filled
  • Enterprise Systems Programmer (2 positions) – open until filled

 

Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions: https://jobs.utsa.edu/.

Feb 06
Reflections on iPASS story published in EDUCAUSEReview Online
 

Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong De Treviño and Communications Specialist Nicole Duff from the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Customer Relations and Communications (CRC) team, wrote a blog post titled "Reflections on iPASS: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going" that was published by the EDUCAUSE Review Transforming Higher Ed column.

The article focused on the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant project progress UTSA has made over the past year in increasing the usage of student success tool as well as plans to expand on them.

Visit the EDUCAUSE Review Online to read the article:

http://er.educause.edu/blogs/2017/1/reflections-on-ipass-where-weve-been-and-where-were-going

UTSA is one of twenty-four institutions from across the nation that were selected to be a part of this project, funded in part by the BMGF and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. "iPASS includes tech-enabled advising, counseling, progress tracking, and academic early alerts (Educause.edu)" focusing on improving three student facing functions (education planning, counseling and coaching, and targeting risk and intervention) by improving on current technology and services. This grant is a collaborative effort between the Provost Office, Academic Advising, and OIT CRC toward improving student success.

Feb 06
Reflections on iPASS story published in EDUCAUSEReview Online

Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong De Treviño and Communications Specialist Nicole Duff from the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Customer Relations and Communications (CRC) team, wrote a blog post titled "Reflections on iPASS: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going" that was published by the EDUCAUSE Review Transforming Higher Ed column.

The article focused on the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant project progress UTSA has made over the past year in increasing the usage of student success tool as well as plans to expand on them.

Visit the EDUCAUSE Review Online to read the article:

http://er.educause.edu/blogs/2017/1/reflections-on-ipass-where-weve-been-and-where-were-going

UTSA is one of twenty-four institutions from across the nation that were selected to be a part of this project, funded in part by the BMGF and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. "iPASS includes tech-enabled advising, counseling, progress tracking, and academic early alerts (Educause.edu)" focusing on improving three student facing functions (education planning, counseling and coaching, and targeting risk and intervention) by improving on current technology and services. This grant is a collaborative effort between the Provost Office, Academic Advising, and OIT CRC toward improving student success.

Feb 03
Job Postings in STARS:

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We have jobs available in OIT with one closing soon!

  • Adminsitrative Services Officer I - closes February 6th
  • Enterprise Systems Programmer (Financial Services) - open until filled
  • Enterprise Systems Programmer (2 positions) – open until filled
  • Enterprise Programmer/ Analyst - open until Filled

Please visit the UTSA Human Resources page to view all available positions: https://jobs.utsa.edu/.

Jan 31
OIT Participates in the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Breakfast

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The UTSA Office of Information Technology's (OIT's) Video Production Group (VPG) and Customer Relations and Communications (CRC) team, participated in the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Breakfast on January 26 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the San Antonio Petroleum Club. The North San Antonio Chamber CIO Breakfast presents an opportunity for IT staff to collaborate and discuss current technology issues and successful techniques used in their IT work environment. Guests were welcome to a breakfast buffet and refreshment while they discussed the different challenges of managing an IT staff.

During the event, Director of Video Technology Ernest Hernandez III, Video Production Manager Gerard Bustos and Senior Producer James Borrego interviewed participants for the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Panel video while Communication Specialist Danicia Steele and Project Coordinator Rosalind Ong De Trevino assisted the team during the video shoot. OIT interviewed representatives from companies including ENTRUST, VIA, UTSA, San Antonio Federal Credit Union and many more.  

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At the video shoot, the participants shared their thoughts on the benefits of attending the CIO Breakfast. Members were also asked to share how they position their business strategy to prepare for competitive innovation now and in the near future. Once completed, the video will be presented during the North San Antonio Chamber CIO Panel luncheon as part of the Innotech Conference in April.

 For more information about the North SA Chamber of Commerce click here

Jan 31
OIT Customer Kudos: January

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Customer Kudo for the Application Development and Support (ADS) team

 

“Upon arriving at UTSA in the summer of 2016, I immediately recognized the need to modernize our website, enabling greater information dissemination and collaboration.  I immediately challenged our cadets and instructors to develop a new website for the program.  In short, I am in awe of the transformation that occurred in just a few short months!  I realize that the initiative and dedication from a few cadets and instructors got this started, but we would have accomplished little without the outstanding support of UTSA’s Office of Information Technology’s Application Development and Support and the University Communications and Marketing teams.  Thank you so much for your tremendous support throughout this project.” 

 

 -Major Christopher Stelle

 Department Chair and Professor of Military Science, UTSA Army ROTC Department

Jan 31
OIT Management Hosts CIO's Monthly Managers Meeting with Presidio

Presidio meeting.jpgOIT senior leadership listens attentively to representatives from Presidio at the January convening of the OIT CIO's Monthly Managers meetings in the Learning Studio (BB 2.04.16).

The senior management team of the UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) hosted an executive briefing with Presidio for the January convening of the OIT CIO's Monthly Managers meetings. The briefing was held on January 17th from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Studio (BB 2.04.16).

The CIO's Monthly Managers meeting is a monthly convening of senior leadership who meet to discuss IT best practices and strategy and occasionally hear from various technology vendors. This month, the management team heard from Presidio, one of the largest IT solution providers in North America. Presidio is known for offering solutions on an array of infrastructure-related areas including networking, data analytics, collaboration and enterprise mobility.

"I found the Presidio briefing to be very informational," said Ben Garcia, director of Customer Operations and Support. "I believe the timing was good considering that OIT is further developing its strategy in line with Blueprint UTSA, which will help us determine both a strategic and operational plan to better support UTSA students, faculty and staff."

 

To learn more about Presidio, please visit http://www.presidio.com/.

Jan 31
OIT’s Research Computing Support Group Receives a New HTC Virtual Reality Headset

DSCN1749.JPG(A student using the new HTC Vive in the UTSA Advanced Visualization Lab (VizLab).)    

 This spring, UTSA students can look forward to a new virtual reality headset located in the UTSA Advanced Visualization Lab (VizLab). Robert "Lyle" Hood, a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering, with the UTSA College of Engineering (COE), purchased an HTC Vive to donate to the Office of Information Technology's (OIT) Research Computing Support Group (RCSG).

The HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. According to VR Hardware, "the headset is designed to utilize "room scale" technology to turn a room into 3D space via sensors, with the virtual world allowing the user to navigate naturally, with the ability to walk around and use motion tracked handheld controllers to vividly manipulate objects, interact with precision, communicate and experience immersive environments".

Director of Research Computing Support  Brent League elaborated on how important it is that students take advantage of this educational tool. Different educational apps will be available, allowing students to study the human body. Students will be able to view the inside of the human body and see how blood cells function. Other virtual reality apps allow students to study geography with Google Earth, view real life images for art majors, and much more.

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(Screenshot of the "Physiology of the Eye" educational app available for students.)

The RCSG is working to ensure the technology resources available are beneficial to all students and are used as teaching tools to create collaborative learning methods for all majors.  The technology and resources are available at no additional cost to the UTSA community and are also open to the non-UTSA community. There are several other resources available through the VizLab including:

•    The VizWall - VizLab's 14.4' by 6' tall visualization wall.

•    SHAMU -the largest HPC cluster at the University.

•    NEMO- a smaller HPC cluster for the VizLab.

Click on the following link for more information on the UTSA Advanced Visualization Lab (VizLab)

http://sivirt.utsa.edu/index.php

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