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ERIC Number: EJ799834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
A Learning Opportunity for Staff: Simulating an IT Department Review
Sipher, Justin; Spencer, Gene
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n4 p48-51 2007
Skidmore College CTO Justin Sipher wanted to develop a staff professional development activity that would focus on the general issue of organizational effectiveness. He contacted Gene Spencer, whom he had met at the 2001 Frye Institute, for help. Sipher and Spencer agreed that the theme of organizational effectiveness could be explored in a workshop based on a peer review of a fictitious institution. This article explains how they develop a half-day program that will take the 40 IT professionals at Skidmore through an experience simulating a standard external IT review. Simulating an external department review at the imaginary Highhopes College gave IT staff at Skidmore College a very real opportunity for professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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