UNLV IT Shows Administrative Faculty How to Enhance Their Technology Use

  OIT News  |     |  By Isabella Pupo
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On May 22, several employees from UNLV Information Technology (IT) hosted breakout sessions during Administrative Faculty Development Day to share a variety of technology related guidance and resources with fellow faculty members. The annual event is intended for all administrative faculty to enhance their skills and create stronger connections within the community.

Interim Assistant Vice President for Digital Services and Solutions Bob Soulliere and Associate Director of Client Services Hector Ibarra held their session on important technology tools, resources, and tips staff can utilize in their work. They discussed a wide range of topics including ways to prevent phishing attacks, better practices regarding multifactor authentication and password management, better utilize help desk services, and how to apply AI in their everyday practice.

Instructional Technology Support Specialist Alethea Inns joined fellow members of the Faculty Senate’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force to lead a breakout session on what AI really is, how it’s being incorporated into higher education, and some guidance on how to use it safely. Throughout the presentation, Zoom’s AI Companion was used, demonstrating how UNLV is integrating AI in education.

Casey Overton, IT supervisor for Computer Lifecycle Management, ran the UNLV IT booth at the technology partner showcase. The showcase was held for attendees to learn about new and advanced technology being implemented across the university. It featured different booths from campus partners such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Spectrum Industries Inc, Riverside Technology Inc, and zSpace. Those who stopped by could also test out some of this new technology, including an interactive computer screen that creates three dimensional effects without the use of glasses.