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 course(s) in a competency track, and have not received an IT Academy badge for completion, click here to send an email to the IT Academy training administrator. Badges for completion of the Level I courses are awarded monthly.
Similarly, if you have previously completed any of the Level II courses in a track, mark your completion on your
Building the best IT workforce, and supporting you in your career is a shared goal across Harvard. Working closely together for over a year, the School CIO's identified a need to expand opportunities for training and professional development, which has resulted in the development of the IT Academy. In addition, the CIO's identified two additional workforce development goals: define career maps that enable IT staff to see a possible career at Harvard,
The competencies and curriculum for the specialized discipline areas are still in development. Each specialized discipline area 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
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 and Leadership & Coaching. We will also pilot Level III and IV activities and badging. See the badging page for details. Finally, in FY18 we will be building out the curriculum for all areas of our Specialized
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 email@example.com