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2009 EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference Think Stops

2009 Southwest Regional Conference Think Stops

Three white boards (low tech wikis) each with a different question to which attendees respond.

Think Stop #1

2009 EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference Think stop #1:  We need leaders in every strata of our organizations, from the help desk to systems and from faculty development to web development.  How does your organization make sure this happens? *start by having your admin council *practice servant leadership *an innovative team w/ a common goal...   *investment, communication early on *providing safe opportunities for brainstorming with positive feedback for participation

Think Stop #1 Question: We need leaders in every strata of our organizations, from the help desk to systems and from faculty development to web development.  How does your organization make sure this happens?

  • start by having your admin council practice servant leadership
  • an innovative team w/ a common goal...investment, communication early on
  • providing safe opportunities for brainstorming with positive feedback for participation

Think Stop #2

2009 EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference Think Stop #2  Question:  Social networking.  How many ways are we using it on campus and between campuses?  How are we supporting day-to-day operations?  Tell us here…. - using twitter for project mgmt - minimal usage - a few classes, new student orientation, sophomore experience - How do you encourage use, but still make sure that ferpa & privacy issues are covered? - facebook - IM, SMS, skype

Think Stop #2 Question: Social networking.  How many ways are we using it on campus and between campuses?  How are we supporting day-to-day operations?  Tell us here….

  • using twitter for project mgmt
  • minimal usage - a few classes, new student orientation, sophomore experience
  • How do you encourage use, but still make sure that ferpa & privacy issues are covered?
  • facebook
  • IM, SMS, skype

Think Stop #3

2009 EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference Think Stop #3  Question: Are you innovating on your campus without appropriate funds?  Add your tips and ideas for strong innovation during a financially challenging situation here. - yes, I am having to do workarounds of the "system" my hope will be faculty & student pressure that will get me the support funds I need. :-) - yes, our PMO has developed a 3 session course on Practical Project Mgmt that we provide to faculty and staff that do projects but don't have project management expertise - yes, we find the right product for just what they need. We eliminate "fluff" - yes, we have a governance process where business, clinical, research, academic & IT leaders prioritize projects and allocate funding in an integrated & collaborative way - $? Want versus have-to-have; we are cutting everything we can think of that isn't have-to-have: IT meeting refreshments, non-critical training, events that don't address a specific need, like TechFair. Not only $ issues, but people issues. TechFair stretches our people resources and we may be looking at staff reductions, then we will asses the resources left (people & $) and identify "needs" that may require innovative solutions.

Think Stop #3 Question: Are you innovating on your campus without appropriate funds?  Add your tips and ideas for strong innovation during a financially challenging situation here.

  • yes, I am having to do workarounds of the "system" my hope will be faculty & student pressure that will get me the support funds I need. :-)
  • yes, our PMO has developed a 3 session course on Practical Project Mgmt that we provide to faculty and staff that do projects but don't have project management expertise
  • yes, we find the right product for just what they need. We eliminate "fluff"
  • yes, we have a governance process where business, clinical, research, academic & IT leaders prioritize projects and allocate funding in an integrated & collaborative way
  • $? Want versus have-to-have; we are cutting everything we can think of that isn't have-to-have: IT meeting refreshments, non-critical training, events that don't address a specific need, like TechFair. Not only $ issues, but people issues. TechFair stretches our people resources and we may be looking at staff reductions, then we will asses the resources left (people & $) and identify "needs" that may require innovative solutions.

 

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