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Updates from the 2020 Fall Conference

Updates from the 2020 Fall Conference

This was our first fully virtual conference and accordingly took added work from many involved. Thanks to all who made it a success. We had a record number of concurrent sessions, and the virtual format made is significantly easier for staff from our member schools to attend – especially in light of current travel restrictions and other cost challenges. We also had record registration.

The work started early in the year with Advisory Committees identifying topics and speakers. One Advisory Committee in particular deserves special recognition. The Advancement Advisory Committee has a record seven concurrent sessions – all focused on sharing experiences and exploring challenges related to current business processes. This attracted increased attendance; many of which had not attended an UMBUG Conference before.

Here’s a few comments from the conference evaluations. “All of the concurrent sessions I attended, (the) presenters brought a lot of knowledge and put in a lot of effort to their presentations and demonstrations.” “Being able to attend remotely was a huge plus. This makes the conference cost effective and accessible to more people.” “First time at UMBUG ever. Learned a great deal and looking forward to future connections and conferences.”
If you missed some of the sessions or would like to learn more, login in with you member account to the Resources page and use the conference search tool to learn more.

Resources

Member accounts

Member accounts

UMBUG works very hard to put into operation member feedback regarding our website. We have focused on access to resources, networking, collaboration and enhanced services. Remember that any staff member from a member institution is eligible to create a personal UMBUG user account and gain access to all of the great resources.

Those resources include:
1. Membership roster – a searchable resource of colleagues
2. Systems Matrix – an updated, searchable inventory of applications and modules of Ellucian and a variety of third party software systems in use at member schools
3. Listservs – members can sign up for various functional and technical mailing lists for networking year round with your colleagues from the comfort of your email inbox
4. Materials - members have access to past conference and shared training materials
Shared Documents Library – folders to leverage the sharing of “tips and tricks” or other resources between members

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Online Training Options 2020

Online Training Options 2020

Due to travel and budgetary constraints in this time of COVID, the UMBUG Steering Team has decided to cancel the winter training event. In its place, we are encouraging members to take advantage of the free virtual conferences and webinars that are being offered.

We encourage members to attend and share links to other opportunities that they may be aware of. We recommend you review these and decide what might best suit your institution’s needs.
• Strata's website has On Demand webinars at: https://www.sigcorp.com/insights/on-demand-webinars/
• Strata is also offering a SIG Connect Virtual Conference - Feb 2-4, 2021: https://www.sigcorp.com/events/sigconnect-virtual-conference/
• Here’s the link to the CoHEsion agenda. If you drill down to the session level, you can see recording links for most sessions: https://cohesion.groupdraft.com/event/evid:14
• Ellucian has a Get to Know Banner webinar series at: https://www.ellucian.com/register-webinar-banner-series?SourceID=email&campaignid=7011M000000GjzZQAS&utm_campaign=2020010%20US%2FCan%20Banner%20Webinar%20Series%20JJ&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
If you have other resources you would like to recommend, email information and links to info@umbug.org. You may also wish to explore presentations on the Resources page from the recent annual conference on August 6 & 7, 2020 by following the link below.

Resources

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