The following email was sent out by Darrell Bazzell (SVP and CFO) at UT Austin (excerpt): As you know, Brad Englert is retiring this month from his post as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Today I want to offer reassurance and share that I have asked Mike Cunningham to serve as our interim CIO and he has accepted. Effective March 18, Mike will begin serving in this role while we conduct a national search to replace the position.
Joining UT Austin in 2010 as a director in Information Technology Services (ITS), Mike oversees the construction, commissioning and operations of the university’s new data center. Since 2016, his work has focused on streamlining processes aligned with the building access control and video surveillance systems that support the entire campus. In addition, Mike provides strategy, engineering and operations guidance for the university’s data centers and the Building Access Controls System (BACS). A graduate of St. Edward’s University, Mike brings more than 30 years in operations and engineering management experience to the university, and his work spans a range of leadership and executive roles within the IT industry, including Dell and IBM. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Mike to this new interim appointment.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Brad Englert who is retiring this month after working tirelessly on behalf of the university. He will be missed by his staff and the campus community and we are grateful for his UT service and leadership. Please join me in wishing him well on his retirement and future endeavors.
Berkeley is in receipt of a DOJ/OCR letter based on members of the Gallaudet community’s concern that public resources by Berkeley are not necessarily accessible. An article in Inside Higher Ed says removal will now occur starting mid month.
System-Wide Contracting News
Current System-wide Contracts
- Access Data provides members with preservation hold software (in annual assessment)
- Banner COE provides members with Banner-related services (discretionary)
- Cisco SmartNet (discretionary)
- Comevo provides members with online orientation software services (discretionary contract)
- Diligent provides board portal functionality for all members (discretionary)
- Docusign provides members with electronic signature and related workflow capabilities (discretionary)
- Duo provides two-factor authentication for all members (discretionary)
- Examity provides members with on-line proctoring services under a one-year master contract (discretionary contract)
- Hootsuite enables members to manage social networks, schedule messages and measure social media from a dashboard (discretionary)
- Laserfiche provides members with the digitization of documents, the automation of records processing, storage retrieval, security and archiving (discretionary)
- Modo Labs provides mobile application development support (discretionary)
- ProctorU provides members with on-line proctoring services under a one-year master contract (discretionary contract)
- Proofpoint email filtering and data loss prevention tools (in annual assessment)
- Security Operations Center (in annual assessment)
- Siteimprove checks web pages, every five days, for spelling, grammar, broken links and accessibility. The cost is 54 cents per web page per year. Any member interested in adding this service need to contact me directly. (discretionary)
- Syncplicity licensing is available for all members (in annual assessment)
- WebEx is available to all members. Faculty/administrators can obtain licenses at the low cost of $1.44/month/license. (discretionary)
- WebQA is the TAMUS approved Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) solution for all members (in annual assessment)
System-wide Contracts Under Development
- Adobe will provide members with access to the Creative Cloud Suite
- Captioning Services will provide members with closed caption, transcription, and subtitling solutions to make video accessible, searchable, SEO-friendly and more engaging
- Maxient will provide members with a tool to manage student discipline, academic integrity and Title IX matters
Workday (Project Helios)
- Project team members and member SMEs continued executing test cases.
- HROs met with the project team to review the Business Process Worksheet which lists which security roles can Initiate, Review, Cancel, Rescind and Approve each business process. The HROs will use this information to decide which security roles have primary responsibility for these actions at their institution or agency.
- The project team continued preparing for several upcoming Town Halls to update members on Workday. Town Halls are scheduled in Canyon (Mar 23) and the DFW area (Mar 30). Please contact your HRO for more information.
- Dallas (March 13-14)
- Denver (March 15-17)