The IT Leadership Team Collaboration award recognizes high performance by groups of cross-functional teams in support of transformational projects across IU which further the university mission and priorities. This award reflects the complex environment of the university and reinforces the collaboration and partnership necessary to achieve key goals. Eligible teams will be made up of cross-functional membership completing one or more substantive projects with a positive and lasting impact on IU. Ideal teams will be able to document a collaborative and partnership approach, high-quality work products or outcomes, shared leadership, shared vision, professional communications, and innovative solutions.
IT Leadership Team Collaboration
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2022 - IT Leadership Boot Camp Planning Action Team
2020 - UITS Learning Technologies Division
Nominated by Julie Johnston
When the call for this award was received, the Learning Technologies leadership team debated on a specific departmental team to nominate and it became clear the nomination should be the entire Division as a team. We have made targeted strategic efforts during 2020 to blur the lines between departments and work more collaboratively, leveraging the wide variety of academic and technical talents of the entire team. This was crucial to our success in one of the most challenging years of our professional careers. In the spirit of collaboration, Acting AVPs, Directors, and Managers across the organization worked together to write the nomination.
The entire UITS Learning Technologies team was nominated for their heroic efforts during the pandemic to support teaching and learning across the entire IU network of students, faculty and staff. They demonstrated flawless attention to detail and creative problem solving. This team deserves this recognition for the monumental pivot to online early in 2020 as well as the pivot back to hybrid classrooms. The magnitude of the impact to higher ed has been astounding as well as the positive outcomes for new serves that will continue to evolve. The UITS Learning Technologies Team has optimized their efforts though the power of cross-collaboration across the Learning Technologies division, UITS Organization and other campus stakeholders.
IU CRM Initiative
The CRM team is transforming the way that the university interacts with all of its constituents. Every IU campus is using Salesforce and Marketing to reach, cultivate, and maintain relationships with constituents of the university. Admissions offices on every campus are collaborating with the CRM Initiative to recruit prospective students. Human Resources partners with the CRM Initiative to care for and support employees. On a smaller scale units from around the university utilize the platform and partner with the team to maintain the relationships to their individual constituents.
2018 - Learning Technologies IT Training
Over the past year and a half the winners of this year's team collaboration award, the IU Learning and Technologies IT Training team, have embraced radical changes in team structure, focus, and mission. Yet throughout all of this change, the team has set an example for how to effectively embrace a new situation as an opportunity to realign themselves, their team, and their mission into one that benefits all of us. Inspired by a situation that would stifle the productivity of many teams, they have had some significant accomplishments over the past year.
They were a leading collaborative part of the "Think before you Click!" phishing awareness campaign and have been a valuable resource when it comes to education on this vital mindset change. This collaborative team helped implement the new "Certificate Series" that provides online courses at no extra cost to IU faculty, staff, and students that are aimed at improving office productivity, web creation, and media design. It's fair to say that without a strong personal commitment to collaborating as a team, these and many of their other significant contributions would not have been possible.