Assistant Vice Provost for IT Presents at 2016 DubLabs Unified Mobility Conference

November 30, 2016

by Nicole Duff at 7:55 AM in Interesting, Productivity, Staff News


(Assistant Vice Provost for IT Dr. Kenon shares insight about student success tools at UTSA.) 

UTSA's Assistant Vice Provost for Information Technology Vanessa Hammler Kenon, Ed.D. was the opening presenter at this year's Unified Mobility Conference. Held on October 25th at the Hyatt Regency in Golden Grove, California, the conference was hosted by DubLabs, the vendor for the UTSA Mobile App.

During her presentation titled "Collaborative! Innovative! Successful!," Dr. Kenon shared some of the technology implemented at UTSA to improve student success and graduation rates. Her presentation provided attendees with a glimpse into some of the features of the UTSA Mobile App, which was developed thanks to the collaboration of the Office of Information Technology's (OIT's) Application Development and Support (ADS) team and DubLabs. This app helps to enhance UTSA students' academic and social experiences by providing them access to course information, grades, campus events and other information at their finger-tips.

In addition, Dr. Kenon discussed some of the advising technology at UTSA and scheduled to go mobile as part of UTSA's OIT Mobile-First Strategy Initiative thanks to the funding and support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant. These technologies include the degree auditing tool DegreeWorks and the Education Advisory Board's Student Success Collaborative Campus (EAB/SSC Campus), the latter of which will be rolled out in spring 2017.

Serving more than 150 universities across the United States, DubLabs assists schools in developing unified mobile strategies to foster student success and retention. UTSA is currently one of 110 four-year universities that has a unified mobile app.

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