Jim Phillips


Jim Phillips serves as the Director of Learning Technologies at UC Santa Cruz and is responsible for providing support for UCSC’s web-based learning systems, distance education, Library IT, electronic accessibility, faculty instructional technology support, classrooms and computer labs. 

Jim received a Ph.D. from Duke University in Romance Studies (1997), a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Kent State University (2001), a Masters and a B.A. in French, as well as a B.S. in Business from San Diego State University.

Santa Cruz is a great place to work, and it is such an interesting time to be in technology in higher education. My current obsession is learning analytics and how machine learning is impacting the higher ed space.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Consenting Adults? Privacy in an Age of Liberated Learning Data
    • Article

    This article highlights some of the questions and issues that confront educational technology leaders at the University of California seeking to align system or campus policies, cultures, and practices with increasing faculty and student use of free online learning tools and services.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Connect 2015 Committee
    • Member: 2014 - 2015
  • EDUCAUSE Review Online Reviewers
    • Member: 2012 - 2013
  • West/Southwest Regional Conference 2011 Program Committee
    • Member: 2010 - 2011
  • Western Regional Conference 2007 Program Committee
    • Member: 2006 - 2007