As outlined in a new overview, OneIT is transitioning from a collection of efficiency projects to operating as a unified IT organization. In a series of retreats, IT leaders from each campus unit developed a shared vision with plans and goals in four areas: Governance, Organizational Structure, Culture, and People (how we recruit, retain, and cultivate IT talent). These organizational goals are designed to create a more cohesive, easy experience for IT customers, enable us to maximize the impact of IT investment and better meet the needs of interdisciplinary activities, and allow us to learn from each other.
We're holding a series of events Nov. 14-17 to describe and answer questions about the OneIT@Iowa organizational strategy, a shared vision developed by IT leaders from each campus unit during a series of retreats this year.
Town Halls – forums open to all campus IT professionals
- Monday, Nov. 14, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 107 English Philosophy Building (EPB)
- Thursday, Nov. 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Iowa Theatre (166), Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Listening Posts – forums open to anyone on campus who is interested in OneIT activities
- Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Illinois Room (348), Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
- Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Illinois Room (348), Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
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Several professionals from the OneIT community won Improving Our Workplace Awards (IOWA) in recognition of innovative projects that have a lasting positive impact on the institution. Senior Software Developer Michael Alberhasky of Information Technology Services (ITS) won an individual award for creating a HawkID password reset tool. A team award went to the Drupal Digital Signage Team, which through tremendous collaboration launched a cost-effective and user-friendly service for electronic billboards on campus.
Lance Bolton, senior IT director of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Technology Services, has received the 2016 Information Technology Leadership Award in recognition of his exemplary contributions to the university’s IT community.
The award, co-sponsored by the IT Leadership Development Team and Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steve Fleagle, was presented to Bolton during the annual UI Tech Forum, attended by hundreds of IT professionals May 24 at the Iowa Memorial Union.
Campus IT professionals gave their children a taste of technology careers through the inaugural Take Our Children to Work Day. At the April 28 event, 24 children programmed their own video game, navigated ball-shaped robots through a colorful obstacle course, and toured the College of Engineering.