Google Discontinuing Universal Analytics


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Google Analytics has announced that starting July 1, 2024, Google Analytics 4 will fully replace Universal Analytics. As a result, all Universal Analytics services and APIs will be discontinued. This change will render Universal Analytics properties inaccessible through the Google Analytics platform and its APIs. Users who haven't transitioned to Google Analytics 4 are advised to consult the migration guide to initiate the switch as soon as possible.

Data Preservation To retain access to Universal Analytics data, it is crucial to download or export it immediately. Data not exported through the methods provided in the Google Analytics Help Center will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. For those utilizing the BigQuery integration for Universal Analytics 360 historical data, it is recommended to commence this process without delay.

Impact on Product Integrations With the discontinuation of Universal Analytics, various services and functionalities tied to it will cease to operate. This includes Universal Analytics goals, ecommerce transactions, and audience lists. Ad campaign performance may be affected, especially if Smart Bidding and media activation are in use....

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All of Us Research Hub Summer Institute 2024


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The National Institutes of Health is launching the All of Us Research Hub Summer Institute from June 25 to 28, 2024, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This groundbreaking program aims to involve over a million people across the US as research participants, creating one of the largest and most diverse datasets ever compiled for health research. Guided by principles of diversity, transparency, and accessibility, the All of Us Research Program offers this data to the public and researchers at all career stages, including students. The goal is to foster an inclusive and diverse research community, inspiring the next generation of scientists.

The Summer Institute will engage participants in a sample research project using the All of Us dataset and educate students on how to utilize the Research Hub for their own research inquiries. Before the Institute, participants must complete an asynchronous learning module introducing the All of Us Research Program and guiding them through dataset registration.

Who should apply? US community college instructors teaching biology, genetics, anatomy, biotech, health, or research methods courses. Benefits include $1,125 participation...

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Upcoming Webinar: Bookshare & DCMP


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RIT and DeafTec will host a webinar this week on two pivotal tools- Bookshare and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) this Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, at 1:00 PM in Central. 

Bookshare, esteemed as the leading accessible online library, offers an extensive array of materials ranging from textbooks and bestsellers to children's literature and career guides, specifically designed for individuals with reading challenges. The webinar sheds light on how educators can facilitate their students' access to a complimentary Bookshare account, enabling tailored reading experiences to suit individual needs.

Furthermore, DCMP is recognized as a provider of inclusive educational videos nationwide. Both families and educators are provided insights on how to access a vast collection of videos equipped with captions, audio descriptions, and sign language translations, along with exclusive professional development opportunities.


Sign language interpreting and captioning will be provided.

Registration is available on the Zoom website.

Second Annual Cybersecurity Across Disciplines (CyAD) Conference


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The second annual Cybersecurity Across Disciplines (CyAD) Conference is set to take place in-person at Moraine Valley Community College on June 12-13, 2024.

This event invites community college faculty members, industry representatives, and educators from diverse disciplines to come together and delve into the critical intersections of cybersecurity. Whether you're from the manufacturing, healthcare, retail, engineering, or banking and finance sectors, this conference offers invaluable opportunities to expand your cybersecurity knowledge, integrate it into your curriculum, and collaborate on innovative approaches to cybersecurity education. With interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, and ample networking opportunities, the CyAD conference is designed to equip you with practical tools and insights, regardless of your prior cybersecurity experience.

Register online on the NCyTE website.

DOE: Free Faculty Workshop This Spring


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Apply now for a unique opportunity to enhance your students' engagement with renewable energy!

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a complimentary faculty workshop from May 15-17, 2024, at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. This workshop aims to foster STEM career pathways for college students, featuring presentations, tours, and training on the Bioenergy Research Education and Bridge (BRIDGES) Program case studies. Developed in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, BRIDGES offers a curriculum focusing on biofuels, plastics upcycling, sustainable aviation fuel, and more, tailored for various educational levels.

College faculty nationwide, especially from community and technical colleges, are encouraged to apply, with priority given to those farther than 50 miles from Argonne National Laboratory. Travel support is available, and applications close on March 20, 2024. Reach out to for further details.

For inquiries, contact This initiative is part of DOE's commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions through biomass and waste feedstocks across the U.S....

Tool: Generative AI Product Tracker


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Generative AI (GAI) is rapidly becoming a staple in higher education, with surveys indicating widespread adoption by students and faculty. In response to the challenges posed by a crowded marketplace, Ithaka S+R partnered with 19 institutions to assess the impact of GAI on education. They have launched a publicly available Product Tracker, cataloging over 100 GAI tools designed for teaching, learning, and research. The Tracker offers insights into pricing, features, and relevant details, helping institutions navigate the evolving landscape.

The accompanying issue brief provides a typology of GAI products and speculates on the future of academic GAI. Most products aim to enhance the research lifecycle, leveraging commercial large language models like ChatGPT. The GAI market is dynamic, with new products continually emerging, suggesting a transformative influence on teaching, learning, and research practices in higher education.

Upcoming Webinar: How to Use and Glean for Notetaking and Transcription


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Discover the potential of and Glean in RIT and DeafTec's upcoming webinar on March 7, 2024, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST. Learn how these web-based applications enhance transcription and notetaking, revolutionizing meetings and classes. Ideal for students with disabilities or as classroom accommodations, these tools ensure organization, productivity, and engagement. uses an AI Meeting Assistant to transcribe meetings in real-time, record audio, capture slides, extract action items, and generate an AI meeting summary. Glean can be used to record classes, add notes, and combine transcripts, slides, and other visual supports in one easy-to-use workspace.

Join Mike Sauter, Alternate Media Specialist from Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California, and explore the power of these apps.

Register now for insights that can transform your notetaking experience. Sign language interpreting and captioning provided. Register online through RIT.

Upcoming Webinar: Next Generation Electric Vehicle Curriculum


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Join Clemson University Center for Workforce Development and Trident Technical College on March 13 at 2 pm for a webinar that explores the future of automotive education with their Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Manufacturing Curriculum, set to come out in Fall 2024.

Experience their new online learning platform, crafted with the collaboration of instructional designers and technology architects. Enriched with video lectures, online assessments, and immersive digital twin simulations, the courses adhere to universal design for learning (UDL) principles, ensuring inclusivity for all learners.

Hear from the minds behind the innovation - industry experts, instructional designers, and technology architects who have worked on the curriculum. Gain valuable insights and inspiration for bringing electric vehicle education to life in your classroom.

Find more information and register on the Zoom webinar link

American Association of Community Colleges Annual Conference


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Join the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for one of the most significant professional development events for leaders in community colleges and stakeholders within the two-year college sector. The annual conference, catering to diverse roles including CEOs, executives, community college faculty, trustees, and industry partners, promises high-energy keynote presentations, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and disruptive technology showcases. Keynote speakers this year include Gayle King, Jack Uldrich, and Anya Kamenetz.

This conference serves as a crucial platform for community college professionals at various levels, from entry-level positions such as administrative assistants and advisors to managers and executives, including deans, directors, and vice presidents. As the community college landscape evolves, the AACC event stands out as a hub for collaboration, innovation, and shared insights in the pursuit of advancing two-year college education.

Learn more about the conference, program, and events on the AACC Conference website. 

Upcoming Conference: Drone Education Conference


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West Valley College is set to host a two-day drone education conference on March 14-15, 2024. Open to educators nationwide, the event features keynote speakers Nicole Bonk, Skydio Director of Flight Testing, and Albert Lin, National Geographic Explorer.

The conference includes presentations, workshops, and insights into drone technology applications in fields such as Emergency Response, Utilities, Transportation, Agriculture, and Drone Delivery. The schedule includes insightful presentations, hands-on workshops, and flight demonstrations. Faculty attending both days receive a $700 stipend. Registration is free for all attendees. Corporate participants include Esri Drone2Map Team, Skydio Team, and Censys Technologies.

For registration and details, visit the conference page.

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