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Six Job Postings in the Office of Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan

I am very pleased to announce that the Office of Academic Innovation (AI) is actively recruiting for several new positions. I’ve included some brief information about the roles below. Please share this announcement across your networks. Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics, and digital infrastructure at … Continue reading Six Job Postings in the Office of Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan

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How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

This article was originally posted on 10/22/2016 on EdSurge James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation @devaneygoblue Chris Teplovs, Lead Developer for the Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) @cteplovs Remarkable breakthroughs happen at public research universities everyday, but bridging the gap between early innovation and widespread adoption is a challenge that these institutions know all too … Continue reading How Universities Can Grow a Culture of Academic Innovation

Biking to Work (when you live 50 miles away)

I love working at the University of Michigan.  The only downside is that I'm faced with a daily 50 mile (75km) commute in my car each way.  For about a year I drove to the nearest parking garage, which was about 1 block away from my office, parked, walked the single block to my office, … Continue reading Biking to Work (when you live 50 miles away)

It’s Great To Be a Wolverine!

As of this past Wednesday, I've been at the University of Michigan's Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) for exactly six months now.  Time flies! All three lead developers (Ben Hayward, Kris Steinhoff, and myself) started on the same day in May.  It turns out the hiring committee made a good choice: not only do we have … Continue reading It’s Great To Be a Wolverine!

Joining The Digital Innovation Greenhouse at the University of Michigan

I have been dancing between academic work and entrepreneurship for the past several years.  It has been exhilarating and exhausting.  On the one hand, I have done some of my best and innovative work as a "lone wolf", acting as an expert consultant to several world-class institutions.  On the other hand it has been a … Continue reading Joining The Digital Innovation Greenhouse at the University of Michigan

Using dokku to deploy my visualization apps

[Note: this is more of a reminder-to-self at this point but I hope to revise it over the next while to make it more useful to others. I struggled with some of the details that I specify below so I hope this is useful to someone who is contemplating a slightly more complicated dokku setup.] … Continue reading Using dokku to deploy my visualization apps