Tag Archives: CoP

Introducing AIM Communities

By | September 11, 2019

The Center for Academic Innovation collaborates with faculty and staff from across the university to build and support a culture of innovation. One of the ways it does this is through the development and support of Academic Innovation at Michigan (AIM) Communities. This fall, AIM will reboot the “Simulations Community of Practice” to focus more deeply on role-playing… Read More »

Call for speakers at Community of Practice meetings

Do you have expertise in a particular subject matter? Are you looking to improve your presentation skills in an informal setting? Michigan IT Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Our CoPs are regularly searching for engaging guest speakers on… Read More »

Academic Innovation offers Communities of Practice

By | October 15, 2018

Each academic term and year, the Office of Academic Innovation hosts communities of practice any faculty or staff may join. Current offerings are listed below. Gameful Learning Community of Practice: Gameful teaching is a pedagogical approach that takes inspiration from how good games function and applies that to the design of learning environments. Gameful seeks to support students’ intrinsic… Read More »

Export Controls CoP expands to address CUI

A new Community of Practice (CoP) group has been established to address the challenges U-M programs, faculty, students, and employees may face with the federal government’s Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) program. The new U-M CUI CoP has evolved from the Export Controls CoP, which now falls under the umbrella of the CUI CoP. U-M, like all research universities,… Read More »

Teaching & Learning CoPs

Supporting teaching and learning activitites is one of the most important functions of Michigan IT. Join a new community and deepen your professional experience by attending one of these teaching and learning Communities of Practice. Classroom Technology This group is intended to bring together individuals responsible for classroom technology (including lecture capture) to freely share information about upcoming… Read More »

Meet the Project Management CoP

An interview with Dima Tawakkol, director of the IT Program and Project Management Office for ITS and a facilitator of the Project Management Community of Practice. What were the initial goals of the Project Management Community of Practice? The purpose of this group is to connect people who have an interest in project and program management. We support… Read More »

DevOps Community of Practice forming, new members welcome

By | November 9, 2017

John Walsh (HITS), Martin Sager (ITS), and Kris Steinoff (ITS), are co-facilitating a new Community of Practice which aims to bring together people who are using DevOps practices or are interested in learning more. DevOps is a software engineering practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The group intends to have regular meetings with… Read More »

Meet the Contact Centers CoP

By | September 22, 2017

An interview with the co-facilitators of the Contact Centers Community of Practice: Lisa Callihan (Customer Experience Manager, LSA IT) and Jennifer Herron (IT Business Planning Lead, ITS Infrastructure). What were the initial goals of the Contact Centers Community of Practice? The initial goals of this community were to: Bring together disconnected contact centers from across our 3 campuses Keep track of… Read More »

Meet the Michigan IT Advocacy CoP

What were the initial goals of the Advocacy Community of Practice? The initial goals of this community included: Build relationships among those that are trying to solve similar IT issues. Leverage each other’s work so that research on a particular solution is done only once. Share information and success stories for how services are described and communicated. Create… Read More »

Rada Mihalcea to present at April 20 WIT CoP

By | April 17, 2017

Thursday, April 20; 3-5 pm; Arbor Lakes North Dome. Have you heard the buzz? Jocelyn Anderson and the Women in IT Community of Practice (WIT CoP) Professional Development Subcommittee planned an exciting topic for this week’s meeting: U-M researcher Rada Mihalcea will discuss semantic analysis and what it tells us about gender preferences in social media. Mihalcea, professor of… Read More »

Contact Center CoP presents at ACUTA

By | March 28, 2017

Lisa Callihan (LSA IT customer experience manager) and Jennifer Herron (ITS infrastructure business planning lead) presented at the 46th ACUTA (Association for College and University Technology Advancement) Annual Conference on March 20 in Chicago, IL. Their presentation focused on their effort to create, maintain, and grow a Community of Practice (CoP) for U-M’s contact centers, in partnership with the Michigan IT… Read More »

New VR Community of Practice

By | December 15, 2016

A new Michigan IT Community of Practice is taking shape around augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) systems. Areas of interest include the use of these systems for visualization, teaching, content development, and performance. Meetings will begin in January (specific date TBA). Join the MCommunity group, AR and VR CoP, and the new Google+ community for more… Read More »

New CoP in town

By | November 1, 2016

Women in IT Community of Practice: Women make up less than 25 percent of the IT workforce in the USA. Minorities make up even less. A new community of practice explores why that is, and how we can promote diversification in IT. The goal of Women in IT is to establish a network of IT professionals to support women’s career… Read More »

Community of Practice meetings

By | November 1, 2016

Visit the Communities of Practice page for more information and to subscribe to the CoP calendar. Assessment & Evaluation CoP: Tuesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; Rm 1322 (Tribute Room), School of Education; Topic: Introduction to Data Management for A&E. Agile Development: Tuesday, November 15; 3:30–4:30 p.m.; location TBD. Project/Program Management: Thursday, November 17, 2:30–4 p.m. Women in… Read More »