IT Academy

The IT Academy helps to grow and develop talent within the UChicago IT community.

A world-class research institution requires world-class IT professionals. A critical part of sustainable IT is identifying and cultivating leadership from within the University’s own IT community. In addition, technology is a dynamic, fluid domain that only moves faster over time. Not surprisingly, the jobs IT staff have today will demand new skills tomorrow.

Building on the grassroots IT Connects program, the IT Academy is an IT enterprise-wide initiative focused on investing in the growth of IT professionals throughout the University. IT Academy will provide a formal, multi-year, self-paced, continuous development program, inclusive of on-boarding; core productivity skills development; management and leadership training; and project, skill, and technology-specific development needs. The program will include mechanisms to track progress and measure growth of each participant.

Check out the information below for initial course now being offered under the IT Academy.

Professional Development

A world class research institution requires world class IT professionals. The IT Academy helps cultivate a culture of lifelong learning for members of the UChicago IT community.

Maturing Leaders

A critical part of sustainable IT is identifying and cultivating leadership from within the IT community. Through programs designed to identify, develop, and nurture IT leaders, the IT Academy builds the continuity and shared sense of excellence that UChicago deserves.

Career Paths

Technology is a dynamic, fluid domain that only moves faster over time. Not surprisingly, the jobs IT professionals have today will demand new skills tomorrow. The IT Academy provides a framework for IT professionals to chart that pathway together.

IT Academy Current Course Offerings

The IT Academy is just getting started. Check back regularly to learn about the latest course offerings. Want to be the first to know about new courses and IT Academy offerings? Sign up for the IT Academy email list.

Project Management Fundamentals

This challenging, informative, and interactive four-hour workshop covers the basics of Project Management. The course is suitable for individuals who wish to enter this rewarding profession as well as those who want to understand basic Project Management concepts to be able to work more effectively on projects and project teams. This course is no cost to attend for University of Chicago IT professionals, however registration is required.

Upcoming Project Management Fundamentals Courses:

  • February 27, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Course completed!
  • March 26, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Course completed!
  • April 24, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Course completed!
  • May 23, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Course completed!

Lynda Foundational Courses

In addition to in-person courses offered through the IT Academy, the University’s campus subscription to Lynda.com provides IT professionals and all members of the campus community access to free, high-quality training.

Topics include IT service delivery, IT security basics, communications basics, and other important foundational topics. Learn more about and get started with Lynda.com today.

Lynda Courses

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