Seminar 06P - Applying Community-Based Decision Making on Your Campus
PLEASE NOTE: Separate registration and fee is required to attend this seminar.

Tuesday, October 18 | 2:00PM–5:30PM | Meeting Room 105A/B
Session Type: E11
Managing IT initiatives, projects, and services in an academic environment is a complex undertaking. The ability to effectively analyze needs, build consensus, and develop strong partnerships is critical to success. This seminar will engage participants in actively exploring and practicing methods for engaging a broad range of cross-campus constituencies to build consensus around IT initiatives. We will present strategies for framing the problem, identifying the community to be involved in resolving the problem, organizing the project's teams and sponsors, engaging the community, progressing from engagement to consensus, moving from consensus to implementation, and maintaining and evolving the community as the resource matures. For each of these strategies, we will use exercises that lead developing high-level plans and materials to kick off a project or initiative on your own campus. Using an active learning, team-based approach, participants will share and refine their individualized plans based on input from fellow participants.


  • Maggie Jesse

    Senior Director, Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology, The University of Iowa
  • Boyd Knosp

    Associate Dean for Information Technology, The University of Iowa