The IBM Academic Initiative is a program for faculty at institutions worldwide to help teach students market-ready skills. Benefits of the program include:
On February 7th, 2013, IBM representatives will be on campus to introduce their Academic Initiative, and to work with UW faculty on identifying pertinent Academic Initiative curricula, databases and software for their courses. All sessions will be held in Coe Library room 506. Faculty are encouraged to attend any portion of the morning session, and to sign-up for the afternoon sessions.
9:00 - 9:30: Introduction to computational and data resources at UW
9:30 - 11:30: General introduction to the IBM Academic Initiative. Topics to be discussed:
IBM Dataset Resources - CityForward, Rich Data sets for classes
IBM Smarter Planet Resources, Education analytics, Students for a Smarter Planet
IBM Institute for Business Value Studies,
IBM Serious Games for Teaching Tools: Innov8, Actionable Heroes
Technology Solving Problems for Faculty and Students
IBM High Performance Computing
IBM System Z: A Hub for Teaching Linux Courses
In the afternoon, IBM representatives will work with faculty on identifying useful curricular material, software and hardware for particular courses. The focus of the discussion will be as follows:
1:10 - 2:00: Analytics
2:10 - 3:00: Big Data
3:10 - 4:00: Cyber Security
4:10 - 5:00: Software Engineering
Faculty are invited to bring syllabi, course outlines and example materials to these sessions.
For further information about the IBM Academic Initiative, visit their website by clicking here. To be able to see all the resources, you will need to register (i.e. create a username and password).