Academic Technology Grants
In consultation with the Faculty Association’s Campus Technology Committee, Academic Technology instituted a new UNF Technology Grant system. The purpose of the grants is to provide small financial support to advance the technology needs of the faculty in service of their teaching, research/creative, and service activities. Funds can be used for projects including, but not limited to, hardware, software, databases, student assistants for technological development, or networking capability. The grant program will provide support of up to $1,000 towards per funded project.
NAP Telepresence Needs Now Supported Internally by UNF
UNF Telepresence transferred services supporting UNF’s School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP), Clinical Education and Research program from an outside vendor to UNF staff. Students who attended UNF Jacksonville and off site clinical locations at Tampa and Halifax are using Telepresence technology for distant learning. During the year, UNF’s Telepresence unit also supported several Clinical Conferences and Nursing Research Colloquium events where guest speakers and students participated from international locations as distant as Amsterdam, Honduras, and Spain. One of the notable Clinical Conference speakers was the Assistant US Attorney General, Mr. Frank Talbot.
Sunshine State Education & Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA)
UNF is now a full member of the Sunshine State Education & Research Computing Alliance (SSERCA). SSERCA is a statewide consortium that enables the development of a computational science infrastructure of advanced scientific computing, communication and education resources by promoting cooperation between Florida’s universities. Researchers at UNF may find out more about SSERCA and its activities at http://sserca.org.
GENI Computing Rack
GENI is a nationwide suite of infrastructure supporting "at scale" research in networking, distributed systems and novel applications. ITS has made great headway this year in implementing a GENI computing rack. UNF will soon become part of the national GENI initiative for research computing. The GENI rack will provide server support for researchers, both internal and external to the campus. UNF is the first school of its size to have a GENI computing rack.