My feeling is that all these groups can work in parallel with parallel
Why not use Advocats for the reporting for all meeting minutes/agenda/action
steps/assignments etc. as well as Website for each of these groups under one
umbrella. 'Secretary' for each group gets to do the posting.
Establish some minor level of cross-reporting.
I'd still like to see some kind of large meeting where everyone gets together
and gets excited about the common work we are doing and have accomplished, and
to discuss the future, but maybe this is an annual meeting to define annual
goals/communicate local goals. Use website to document our work.......
We can use the larger group meetings to attract folks to participate in working
Working groups so far:
User Services Network (Problem Tracking System group perhaps participate with
Roger Lawson wrote:
> On a similar note, I think we need to build-up the "standards"
> committee with working subgroups. There are too many areas, products,
> needs and support requirements for one main committee to handle --
> and certainly more than CIT can cover. Participation is important.
> What would you like to work on? One of these working teams could
> examine the Web software recommendations -- not a simple issue...
> *See http://cit.uvm.edu/calendar/report/ for the original selection
> process and http://cit.uvm.edu/calendar/upgrade.html for the current
> *potential* decision point.
> At 8:58 PM -0500 12/13/1999, Craig Donnan wrote:
> >Hope Greenberg wrote:
> >> We don't need another list, we
> >> don't need another committee, we don't need another meeting where we
> >> "preach to the choir," and have a talk that leads nowhere (no matter how
> >> fun, exciting, engaging or passionate that talk may seem at the time).
> >I think everyone shares your concern about 'another meeting'. My
> >feeling is that this is not another
> >meeting, but a revolution, or perhaps more gently - evolution.
> >Business as usual here at UVM cannot continue, or the vitality and
> >any creative juice left in this place
> >is going to be sucked out the window, and most of us will decide to
> >leave well before that.
> >I'm talking about something that's nothing short of transformation.
> >If everyone I talk to in IT is as
> >frustrated as the folks on this list, there is no choice but to change.
> >Where does it start? Right here in our backyards. In the IT
> >organization. In the realm of the biggest
> >change agent to hit world-wide since the invention of the printing
> >press. I think we know what to do.
> >I think we're ready to craft a new way of doing the business of IT.
> >It has to be fun. It has to be
> >creative. It has to be action-oriented. It has to be accountable
> >to our mission individually and as an
> >organization. We can model transformation for the rest of the
> >place. Add the element of a common
> >consensual mission, and Internet IS the model of the future
> >organization. We need to align with the
> >external shifts that have already happened.
> >And the great thing is.....this transformation will happen anyway,
> >whether we resist or fight or block.
> >It's beyond any one person, any 'movement' any 'administration' or
> >'faculty' or whatever. We grow, or we
> >So yes, Hope this is about action......
> >And yes, tell everyone you know about the list....
> >Craig Donnan
> >Project Manager, Information Systems
> >Center for Rural Studies
> >University of Vermont
> >207 Morrill Hall
> >Burlington, VT 05405
> >Phone: 802-656-0150
> >Fax: 802-656-4975
> >E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Project Manager, Information Systems
Center for Rural Studies
University of Vermont
207 Morrill Hall
Burlington, VT 05405
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