As we constantly adapt to the changes in educational technologies, we have an important update regarding our use of the Turnitin anti-plagiarism tool. Since last year, SMU has been participating in a beta trial of Turnitin’s AI-based anti-plagiarism detection tool. However, as of December 31, 2023, SMU’s temporary license will expire for this specific function of Turnitin due to its extremely limited success and negative track-record. Continue reading Changes to Turnitin AI Detection Tool at SMU
In higher education, where all of us benefit from a dizzying array of always new and changing technologies, two leaders from Southern Methodist University (SMU) are working to encourage all of us to, at the very least, use tools we already have available to advance the cause of digital accessibility. At this year’s international EDUCAUSE conference, held in Chicago, Associate CIO for Academic Technology Jason Warner and Senior Academic Technology Services Director and Online Education Manager Jennifer Culver took the stage to call our community to action on this pivotal issue in their session: “3x3x3 for Digital Technology Accessibility.” Continue reading Championing ‘3X3X3 Digital Accessibility’: SMU Academic Tech Leaders’ EDUCAUSE Focus
Calling all SMU students!
As part of our commitment to providing students with the best technology experiences at SMU, the CIO Student Advisory Board is conducting an SMU Student Tech Survey for Fall 2023, and we’d love to hear from you.
For many years, SMU’s Faculty Senate has honored several specific staff members throughout the university who make a difference through outstanding service. This year, two of OIT’s Academic Technology Service Directors joined the ranks of previous OIT honorees.Faye Walter, nominated by the faculty of Dedman College, and Mike Gebreselassie, nominated by faculty from the Cox School of Business, were awarded the Continue reading Faculty Senate Recognizes OIT members with Outstanding Staff Award