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 Technology Competency Plan

Recommended Competencies for Staff


Category Primary Competencies Intermediate Competencies Advanced Competencies
  • Do group development using collaborative software.
  • Follow or subscribe to online resources such as RSS feeds to keep current.

Teaching and Learning

  • Create and deliver presentations using presentation software such as PowerPoint.
  • Create and maintain a Web site for your department or professional role.
  • Use web tools relevant to role.
  • Use software to support faculty teaching and student learning, such as room reservations, scheduling, etc.
  • Create your own professional electronic portfolio in software such as ePortfolio.
  • Provide support for faculty and students using Web tools.
  • Access and use general Library resources (e.g. catalog, databases and electronic journals).
  • Access and use Internet resources.
  • Understand and comply with acceptable use and copyright laws. Do not plagiarize.
  • Critically evaluate the quality of Web resources
  • Complete UMN online security training Public Jobs: Private Data.
  • Protect private data used in research.
  • Create online forms and surveys.
  • Create a secure password and protect it.
  • Be skeptical about dubious email messages and attachments, which may be scams.
  • Whenever possible, store private data on central data storage and avoid storing on your desktop or laptop or removable storage.
  • Any user who stores private data on a desktop or laptop or removeable storage must use encryption to protect the data.
  • Complete UMN online security training Public Jobs: Private Data.
  • If needed for specific applications, use a separate and more secure password.
  • When accessing the UMD wireless network use the secure wireless option.
  • When accessing University applications on a network outside of the UMN system, use VPN to secure your transmissions.
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