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#EUNIS21 Congress Proceedings now published!

We are happy to present the “Proceedings of the European University Information Systems Conference 2021“!

18 full papers have been selected by the EUNIS 2021 Scientific Committee for publication in the present issue of the EPIC Series in Computing, under the three main themes:

  • Leadership and Management,
  • Infrastructure and Security,
  • Learning, Teaching and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Read them here.

Grateful thanks to editors of this issue, reviewers – prominent scholars from all over Europe and the USA, who took the time to read and evaluate the full papers, and sponsors, thanks to whom the event was free and open to all Higher Education community!

 

The Future of Assessment and Feedback in Europe: 23-24 November

EUNIS is partnering with IMS Europe, GÉANT and Jisc to offer a free online event.

Join us to find out how digital technology is changing assessment and feedback practice.

Get insights from the latest research and innovation projects, practical tips and guidance and access to free tools and resources.

Highlights include:

  • Making large classes feel small: how learning analytics is supporting formative assessment and student wellbeing
  • Delivering end-to-end EMA (electronic management of assessment) using LTI

Free registration and booking coming soon. If you need more info in the meantime contact gill.ferrell@eunis.org

Joint GÉANT-EUNIS workshop on Cloud Management tools: 29 October 2021

GÉANT and EUNIS are teaming-up for a series of workshop exchanges on Cloud Management issues.

First joint 2-hour online workshop: will be held on 29 October 2021 at 10.00 -12.00 CEST.

Target group: members of the EUNIS Cloud Community Group & GÉANT Cloud Team

The aim of this online workshop is to bring together our mutual communities of users, experts, and policy makers in higher education and research institutions, by exchanging knowledge, questions and experience, by addressing benefits and challenges from organisational, technical and managerial perspective.

We will briefly introduce the two organisations’ role and perspective regarding cloud management issues, will facilitate networking between attendees to address shared interests, expertise and challenges, and will present and explore functionality of tools that could be beneficial for attendees to know about.

Agenda:

  • Welcome by Bas Cordewener, Board member EUNIS.
  • Introductions to EUNIS and GÉANT cloud activity by Denise Dittrich, Lead of EUNIS cloud community group and Maria Ristkok and Dave Heyns, leads of the GÉANT Cloud community.
  • Break-out groups for getting to know each other:  Main interest and experience with cloud management, involvement and experience in GÉANT/EUNIS activities, hopes & expectations for the joint exchanges.
  • The OCRE IaaS+ Framework, introduction to the mini competition tool by Garvan McFeeley, HEAnet.
  • Tools from the GÉANT community:

– GÉANT Cloud Flow by Dan Still, CSC

– eduMEET videoconferencing tool by Bartlomiej Idzikowski, PSNC

  • Discussion and exchange on:

– main challenges Cloud Management presents to universities
– possible role of GÉANT and EUNIS to help face the challenges
– ideas/topics for possible next GÉANT and EUNIS exchanges.

  • Next steps, reporting and close.

See the full programme.

You are most welcome to register in advance for this meeting (it is free, but places are limited to allow for networking).

We look forward to meeting you in an informal setting, exchanging about cloud management from various perspectives.

Denise Dittrich (EUNIS Cloud Community Group) & Maria Ristkok (GÉANT Cloud Team)

Register for the EUNIS Business Intelligence webinar: 8 October 2021

You are invited to join EUNIS Business Intelligence SIG webinar on 8 October, 2021 at 9.15 -10.00 CEST. The event is free of charge and open to all the HE community.

Register HERE.

Title: Financial Management of research projects in custom SAP Fiori at Ghent University

The competition for research funding is often a challenge. Once granted, the challenge is even bigger, trying to keep up with the financial administration for these projects. Getting the tasks done at the right time by the right person, maintaining transparency within the research team. It is a complex, stressful process, full of room for mistakes. In order to tackle all of the pitfalls, we molded the whole financial process into a workflow, integrated into a series of Fiori apps, designed specifically depending on the role one has to perform a task. The only thing a user has to do when coming into the office, is to open up their Fiori launchpad and immediately they can see if there are any tasks awaiting to get the flow running again. Being able to follow-up on budget and actuals at any point in the lifecycle of a project, without having to dig into reports, excel files using many different transactions, is a huge improvement for all involved. Needless to say, the results in efficiency, administrative and financial transparency are mindblowing.

Speakers:

  • Sara Taeymans works as a SAP analyst and project lead at Ghent University,
  • Zjef Mallaerts, SAP professional
  • Rob Jonkers, Global Senior Director SAP Higher Education & Research at SAP.

Host:

Read more here.