ECAR Survey: Invitation sent to 3,900 UD undergrads and most faculty

The University of Delaware is participating in the 2017 EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) Faculty and Student Technology Surveys.

UD is one of about 200 EDUCAUSE institutions that ask a random selection of students and faculty to participate in a survey covering topics like technology use and service. The data from the anonymous survey provides UD and other EDUCAUSE institutions valuable information about how students and faculty on our campus and across the country use technology.

If you are a faculty member or one of the 3,902 UD students selected to participate in this survey, you will receive email with a link to the survey in early April 2016. The survey closes on April 14, 2017.

For more information, contact the survey team at


The University of Delaware Faculty Commons Book Club will meet at noon, Wednesday, March 15, to discuss Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation.

Where Good Ideas Come From uncovers the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation and the history of innovation across time and disciplines. This month’s book was selected for its broad appeal to anyone interested learning about the history of innovation and to those working collaboratively to solve the grand challenges of today.

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The First Friday Roundtable series at the University of Delaware continues on March 3 with “Teaching and Learning Grants @ UD,” a program highlighting many of the teaching and learning grants that are available to UD faculty.

From 3:30-5 p.m. in 208 Gore Hall, UD faculty and staff will briefly introduce grant programs focused on improving teaching and learning. Following the introductions, they will answer questions from faculty who are interested in potentially applying.

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Phase I of 2017 Secure UD Training being rolled out to employees

The 2017 Secure UD Training, announced last month, is being released to University of Delaware employees this week.

Secure UD Training, introduced in 2014, is the University’s information security awareness training program. It’s a modular, online and self-paced program that empowers employees by providing the knowledge and skills to address cybersecurity risks and protect themselves and the University community.

The University refreshes Secure UD Training annually in order to keep the campus community aware of cyber threats and the best practices for protecting community members from them.

Following last year’s format, 2017 Secure UD Training will be delivered in phases that organize training modules into shorter, more convenient chunks.

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2FA required for UD seniors

Effective Monday, March 6, members of the Class of 2017 will be required to use 2FA when they log in to UD services.

Requiring students to use 2FA to protect their accounts and information is being phased in by class year. New students are already required to sign up for 2FA during their enrollment process. The Class of 2017 is next (March 6), then the Class of 2018 (April). The classes of 2019 and 2020 will be required to use 2FA in the fall.

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