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Carrots & Cowprods: Lessons Learned in Managing IT Professionals in an Educational Technology Center
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, University of Missouri - Columbia, United States ; , University of Missouri - Columbia, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper will present lessons learned in managing IT professional staff in The Allen Institute, a learning & technology research facility at the University of Missouri. Primary findings are the need to understand the motivational needs of primarily young, full time and student part-time programmers and analysts. Also reported is the contribution of laboratory design in improving and sustaining job performance. Another finding is the need to have balanced and informal relations among faculty, full-time IT staff, student programmers and other staff.

Citation

Westergren, G. & Current, N. (2007). Carrots & Cowprods: Lessons Learned in Managing IT Professionals in an Educational Technology Center. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 2175). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 6, 2021 from .