IT Update

Getting to know Yale leaders: Mark Manton

September 19, 2019

Mark Manton has boundless energy. In addition to his job at Yale, he is a volunteer EMT, swims competitively, and, in the winter months, is ski patrolling. His office is chock-full of photos and mementos, and he greets colleagues stopping by with a welcoming smile.

As the ITS lead...

Ups and Downs — IT Highlights

September 19, 2019

ITS has rebuilt the Ups & Downs report in Microsoft SharePoint and re-branded it as IT Highlights. Please review the changes and cut-over schedule below.

Like its predecessor, any submissions to IT Highlights from the week prior will be sent to all IT staff and select IT partners on...

Cylance

September 19, 2019

At 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, September 26, ITS will perform routine maintenance on Yale’s antivirus service (Cylance) to remove duplicate devices. Additionally, Cylance will stop functioning on devices that have not connected to the internet within the last six months. These systems will be...

New resource coming soon for Yale website developers

September 19, 2019

Creating accessible, responsive, Yale branded websites is about to get easier. Thanks to the new Yale User Interface (UI) Component Library , front-end website developers across the University can benefit from faster...

International Project Management Day 2019

September 19, 2019

International Project Management Day 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 800 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT 06516, Conference Center, event room A

Please join your Project Management colleagues from across Yale campus, as we host International Project Management Day at...

Staff movement, new hires, and milestones

September 5, 2019

Congratulations to IT staff who recently celebrated a milestone or joined our organization in August. Say hello or congratulate your colleagues using Yale’s digital greeting cards .

Milestone anniversaries

William J...

Workplace of choice

September 5, 2019

The Climate, Culture, and Inclusion Task Force and ITS Staff Development are introducing two mandatory courses for all IT employees to complete that promotes a culture of respect and inclusion for all.

First, all active employees are required to complete online training on Unconscious...

FileNet document management upgrade planned

September 5, 2019

ITS is upgrading the Enterprise Content Management system, FileNet, in fall 2019. FileNet is a long—term, archival document management system spanning 12 repository areas and housing approximately seven million University documents. The FileNet project ensures that the university preserves...

Update on IT New Employee Orientation Program

September 5, 2019

The Climate, Culture, and Inclusion team hosted the second IT New Employee Orientation Program on June 6 at 25 Science Park. The quarterly program welcomed 13 new IT employees who joined Yale over the prior three months. Overall, survey feedback from the June session was positive and the team...

Introducing Siteimprove - a website improvement tool

September 5, 2019

Have you ever wondered whether there are any broken links on your website? Whether someone can find your website by searching in Google? How about whether the web page is accessible to people with disabilities? Siteimprove is a tool that can help you with all these questions.

The self-...

ITS objectives and scorecard nearing completion

September 5, 2019

Last week, the ITS leadership team reconvened to engage in further discussions focused around the ITS objectives and refining the balanced scorecard. The recently defined objectives, listed below, will now begin to take shape quickly as the balanced scorecard is finalized and next steps are...

A new dynamic form for Yale College

September 5, 2019

This summer, we introduced a new Dynamic Form for Yale College - the Petition to Complete the Requirements of Two Majors . The form replaces a paper-based version that required students to obtain multiple signatures across campus. This manual approval process often delayed submission of the form...

Computer management gets easier

September 5, 2019

On Sunday, September 15, ITS will silently enable “Azure AD hybrid domain join” on all ITS-supported computers. Individuals on campus will not need to restart or sign-into their computers. However, individuals whose computers are not on campus (not connected to the Yale network) will need to...

ID Center offers passport photos and notary services

September 5, 2019

Yale Public Safety Services now offers two new services: notary and passport photos.

Get travel-ready with two perfectly sized, professional-quality photos. Passport photo services are available only at Yale ID Center , 57 Lock Street, Monday...

Deborah Stanley‐McAulay promoted to Associate Vice President for Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.

September 4, 2019

Janet Lindner shared this communication with members of the Yale community.

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Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Deborah Stanley‐McAulay has been promoted to Associate Vice President for Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.

In her...

John provides perspective on Yale's email systems

August 22, 2019

Yale’s Chief Information Officer, John Barden, addresses questions asked by the community through our Ask John survey feature. This week, John shares some history, challenges, and work necessary to consider migration to one email system.

Migrating to one email & calendaring...

IT competencies and performance

August 22, 2019

John Barden recently shared the following information with ITS staff:

As part of this year’s performance review process, we included the IT competencies—designed to help drive consistency in our practice and foster positive behaviors across the organization. These competencies...

Banner AIX to Linux

August 22, 2019

On behalf of the technical stewards of Yale’s student information systems, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the work leading up to and including the production migration of our student system, Banner (BAN1) from Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX) to Linux last month....

Content strategy project to improve GSAS website

August 22, 2019

Since April, the Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) and ITS have teamed up to work on a content strategy project focused on improving the content of the GSAS website. The project’s goal is to help prospective and current students find the information they need. This important...

Getting to know Yale leaders - Ryan Schlagheck

August 22, 2019

Ryan’s career at Yale began in 2012 as Program Director for the Workday@Yale Program. Ryan oversaw one of the most significant initiatives undertaken at Yale in recent years; transitioning Yale’s core human resources, finance, and payroll systems from Oracle...

International Day Pass Plan added to mobile devices using AT&T

August 14, 2019

Effective immediately, all Yale-owned mobile devices with AT&T as the carrier will automatically have the International Day Pass plan added. This means individuals will no longer have to submit a ServiceNow request to the Mobile Device group when traveling internationally.

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New request form for ordering tablets, MiFi, and smart watches

August 14, 2019

Yale departments needing to order Tablets, smart watches or MiFi (broadband), can now use a new online request form. Effective August 15, 2019, this new form can be accessed through the IT...

ITS Organizational Announcement

August 8, 2019
John Barden recently announced the following to selected members of the IT community: I am pleased to announce that after a broad national search, Frank Mathew accepted the position of Associate CIO, Enterprise Applications, effective August 1. Frank came to Yale in 2015, as the Director of Student...

Blood drive at 25 (Science Park)

August 8, 2019

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every two to three seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Your donation will save up to three lives.

The Red Cross is...

Java upgrade project update and possible action required

August 8, 2019
Summary ITS will be piloting Java version 1.8.0_212 for an upgrade release to ensure computers currently running Java have a secure and compatible version. Application owners responsible for an application not identified in the list below with a Java/JRE dependency, please contact...

Staff movement, new hires, and milestones - July

August 8, 2019

Congratulations to IT staff who recently celebrated a milestone, were hired, or moved into a new area this July.

Milestone anniversaries

Cheryl A Boeher - 25 years Daniel R Farricielli - 25 years Louis Ethan King - 10 years Michael Macary - 15 years

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What are our high school interns up to?

August 8, 2019

The IT High School Summer Internship Program has been a key part of developing a talent pipeline and exposing local youth to information technology since 2013. This summer 15 interns from area high schools are working in various aspects of IT.

Logan Moore and Azariah Baker sit amongst...

STC incoming student orientation event

August 8, 2019
On Friday, August 23, the Yale College Class of 2023 will arrive on campus and the Student Technology Collaborative (STC) will host its annual Computing at Yale orientation event. During the event, first-year students get help setting up their devices for the Yale environment and learn about the...

Yale opens user research lab

August 8, 2019
Last spring, teams from Sterling Memorial Library (SML) and ITS collaborated to open a dedicated user research space in the library. Teams worked on a joint proposal over the course of a year and a half. They met with peers at Duke, MIT, and Harvard to understand their journeys to opening user...

Coming soon: enhanced online learning

August 8, 2019
In mid-August, Lynda.com will seamlessly transition to LinkedIn Learning , an enhanced online learning platform that combines...

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