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Academic Technology Newsletter

Academic Technology Newsletter

May 2022

The End of the Spring Semester Edition

Congratulations on finishing the 2022 Spring Semester! As you get ready for summer, we want to share some data retention practices for the end of the semester, some accessibility steps you can take for fall, and the Digital Equity Day keynote presentation from Autumn Fabricant, our inaugural Doctoral Student Academic Technology Equity Fellow.

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Academic Technology News

Ranjit A Philip

Ranjit A. Philip - VP
For IT and CIO


We're excited to announce that Ranjit A. Philip has been appointed Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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End of Semester Data Retention Practices


Once the semester is over, it is a good time to review the data retention policies in place for the instructional technologies at CSUN, and some best practices that you can do to...

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Early Bird Accessibility


A few steps over the summer will mean a smoother start to the Fall semester for many of your students. Some possible ideas include submitting textbook and other instruct...

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Introductions to Accessibility: Documents & Web Content

The Chancellor's Office and WebAIM have launched the next phase of accessibility training for The California State University system. The foundation of this training program is the independent-study, video-based online course—Accessible Documents: Word, PowerPoint, & Acrobat.

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Digital Equity Day Keynote Presentation

At our Digital Equity Day event, Autumn Fabricant, our inaugural Doctoral Student Academic Technology Equity Fellow, presented the keynote address titled, "Digital Equity and Validation: Exploring the CSUCCESS Program and First-year Student Experiences at CSUN".

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Summer Professional Development Opportunities



Faculty Development is providing training resources and programs through the summer, including programs like the summer eLearning Institute, Get Up To Speed With HyFlex Teaching, and more! Check out their Programs page for more information.

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