Most definitely! This is one of the best parts of the IT Academy!
Upon completion of each competency level, you can earn an IT Academy badge to track your progress. Badges are awarded monthly by the Harvard CIO Council in recognition of your commitment to professional development.
The IT Academy is Harvard’s first-ever IT professional development program, specifically designed for Harvard’s IT staff members and managers. It’s your one-stop-shop for training to further your career and excel as a T-shaped Professional. You can become a T-shaped Professional by following the IT Academy training program to help you achieve your professional development goals.
Yes! If you have previously completed any of the Level I or Level II course(s) in a competency track (or their equivalent), click here to send an email to the IT Academy training administrator to receive credit towards your badge.
The competencies and curriculum for the various roles within Harvard's IT Job Summaries are still in development. Each IT Job Summary will be led by a team of subject matter experts across Harvad IT. As each team develops the content for that area, it will be reviewed by the IT Academy Steering Committee for inclusion in the course catalog.
The IT Job Summary content will follow the same 4-level curriculum as the other competencies....
Prerequisites refer to the completion of badging criteria defined at a lower level of curriculum prior to entering the next level.
In certain cases, individuals or teams may be ready to move on to the next level of development in parallel with completing activities at a prior level. Individuals should discuss these cases with their managers before working on activities at more than one level at a time.
We love getting new ideas for improving the IT Academy courses, activities and other content based on your real-world experiences. Submit your suggestions to the IT Academy team by clicking here . Your ideas will be reviewed by the IT Academy Steering Committee for inclusion in the catalog.
T-shaped individuals have both breadth in how to collaborate and innovate across disciplines and depth in specific areas of expertise.
What makes T-shaped individuals so effective at what they do is that they are immensely empathetic, having a keen sense of other's perspectives. A T-shaped professional can see through others’ eyes, walk in their shoes, listen actively, and create solutions that build on their ideas.
These qualities are essential in higher education where faculty and students continuously seek new ways to use technology to advance learning, collaborate...
In FY17, we will roll out Level II badge requirements for all 6 foundational courses. We will also pilot Level III activities and badging. See the badging page for details. Finally, in FY18 we will pilot Level IV and be building out training curriculums for all of Harvard's IT Job Summary to provide you with the technical skills required for those roles.
There is no cost to attend required Level I courses. Other courses may involve fees. Depending on the type of course, these fees are either directed to your departments, or, in the case of the Division of Continuing Education, may require student fees or tuition reimbursement. Please review the course catalog for individual course costs, and consult your managers for approval to attend.
This webpage contains a map with all of the parking locations across Harvard campuses. Here is information about the free M2 shuttle from Cambridge to the LMA. Information about the Cambridge to Allston shuttle can be found...
You are eligible to participate in the IT Academy if you are a Harvard employee and work in IT. At this time, those with contractor, co-op, intern or temporary status are not eligible to participate. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org