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Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT
Cynthia Golden, Editor

ISBN 0-9672853-5-6 ©2006 EDUCAUSE. Available electronically at

Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT

• Endnotes
Preface: A Commitment to Professional Development

• It’s All About the People • Time and Money • The Role of ITLeaders • What Works • Summary • Endnotes
Acknowledgments Part I: The Organizational Perspective Chapter 1: Perspectives on IT Leadership
James D. Bruce, MIT, and Brian McDonald, MOR Associates, Inc. • IT—the Innovative Frontier • Different Times, Expanded Skill Sets • IT Leadership and the Required Competencies • Leadership Roles • Conclusion Endnotes • About the Authors

Chapter 2: AComprehensive Approach to Professional Development for an IT Staff
Gene Spencer and Jeannie Zappe, Bucknell University

• Conversation, Commitment, and Concerted Effort • A Complex Interrelationship • Professional, Collaborative, and Leadership Skills • Engaging the Right People • Additional Examples of Bucknell Efforts • Conclusion • Endnotes • About the Authors
Chapter 3: Organizational Strategiesfor Fostering a Culture of Learning
Marilu Goodyear, Kathleen Ames-Oliver, and Keith Russell, University of Kansas

• A Vision of Organizational Learning • Elements of an Organizational Learning Infrastructure • Conclusion • Endnotes • About the Authors

ISBN 0-9672853-5-6 ©2006 EDUCAUSE. Available electronically at

Part II:The Individual PerspectiveChapter 4: Taking Control of Your Career
William F. Hogue, University of South Carolina, and David W. Dodd, Xavier University

• Career Management Equals Career Development • It Takes Careful Planning • Closing the Gap: Enhancing Skills and Experience • Evaluating Professional Opportunities • Career Development: Continuously Building Relationships and Optimizing Opportunities • Make CareerPlanning a Habit • About the Authors
Chapter 5: The Importance of Mentors
Susan E. Metros, The Ohio State University, and Catherine Yang, EDUCAUSE

• The Need to Develop IT Leaders in Higher Education • Organizations’ Responsibilities • Goals of a Mentoring Relationship • Types of Mentoring Relationships • Types of Mentors • Mentoring Phases • Politics of Mentoring • Conclusion • Endnotes • Aboutthe Authors
Chapter 6: The Profession Needs You: Engagement as Professional Development
Cynthia Golden, EDUCAUSE, and Dan Updegrove, The University of Texas at Austin • Stay Current in a Dynamic Field • Broaden Your Perspective • Make Professional Contacts • Gain Recognition for Your Work and Your Institution • Serve the Community • Develop Leadership Skills • Enhance Communication Skills •Find Career Opportunities • Change Your Environment • Make Friends and Have Fun • Next Steps • About the Authors

Chapter 7: Work and Life: Achieving a Reasonable Balance
Tracey Leger-Hornby, Brandeis University, and Ron Bleed, Maricopa Community College District • Personal Values—What Drives You? • Managing Priorities • Productivity and Managing Time • When Worlds Collide • Dealing with Burnout •Making Changes • Conclusion • Endnotes • Useful Web References • About the Authors

Chapter 8: 12 Habits of Successful IT Professionals
Brian L. Hawkins, EDUCAUSE

• 1. They Are Multilingual • 2. They Avoid the Unconscious Conspiracy • 3. They Read Broadly • 4. They Educate Others About Information-Based Organizations • 5. They Understand the Limits of Their Advocacy • 6. They Are CautiousWhen Speaking Publicly • 7. They Cultivate Their Advisory Committees • 8. They Are Enablers • 9. They Don’t Whine • 10. They Are Generalists • 11. They Redefine Themselves • 12. They Maintain Balance • Conclusion • Endnotes • About the Author
Chapter 9: Cultivating People
Lida Larsen and Cynthia Golden, EDUCAUSE

• The Times, They Are A-Changin’ (Again) • Building the Higher Education IT...
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