Tag Archives: CoP

Michigan IT Governance/CoP activities for September/October 2020

IT governance ensures the effective and efficient use of IT resources and capabilities across U-M in order to meet the goals of the university. Advice and guidance are provided by strategic governance committees and multiple advisory groups. Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in… Read More »

Michigan IT Governance/CoP activity for August and September

By | August 31, 2020

Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Below is a summary of August 2020 Governance & CoP meetings, as well as upcoming meeting information for September. To learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your… Read More »

Michigan IT CoP activity for July and August

Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Here is a summary of May 2020 CoP meetings, as well as upcoming meeting information for June and July. To learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your… Read More »

Michigan IT CoP activity for May, June, July

Michigan IT communities of practice (CoPs) are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Here is a summary of May 2020 CoP meetings, as well as upcoming meeting information for June and July. To learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your… Read More »

Back in business: BI CoP relaunches

Many members of the Business Intelligence community have been talking about how we can share knowledge across campus, engage with our data stewards to understand methodologies used in capturing our data, share our struggles, and learn from one another. A small group has decided to reboot our Business Intelligence Community of Practice (BI CoP) and we had a… Read More »

Check out the new Containers CoP

The Containers Community of Practice held its first meeting on Thursday, December 12 in West Hall. Containers are a fast-growing form of virtualization that reduce deployment-stage errors, scale quickly, and are easily portable between hosting platforms. They can be used for web applications and services, computation, and as software development/testing environments. At the first meeting, the group expressed… Read More »

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 »