Module 1. Unit
1: Course Introduction
Managing Information Organizations and Services
is a core course at the UT@Austin School of Information. This requirement
reflects consensus among the faculty that all information professionals
no matter where they work must develop a basic
understanding of management theories and and develop competencies to
become productive and professionally fulfilled members of their organization.
This semester, the
INF 387C students will explore this complex field of study
by delivering the course using a mix of Internet-based communication
media and face-to-face interaction. Before you jump into the subject
content of the course, please take the time to become familiar
with the online classroom, as well as the expectations of the course
The following units will lay the foundation
for your success in this class, so s-l-o-w down
and take your time to read and digest the steps required of you during the next two units.
|Module 1 is made up of four units: Unit
1: Introduction to the Class; Unit
2: Tools for the Virtual Classroom; Unit
3: Understanding Yourself and Others; and Unit
4: Working in Teams
- Acquaint yourself with the professor, the TA, and the other students
in this class.
- Understand what the course is about,
and why it is important for information professionals to
be strong managers and leaders.
- Read and understand the course learning
objectives for the course.
- Read and agree to the class policies on
participation and academic integrity.
- Understand why it is important to adopt critical thinking in
the individual and collaborative work you will do for this class.
- Explore the variety of resources of
information on management, historical and current.
- Understand the grading
and assessment process (assignments, criteria for assessment,
and the grading system) and be aware of the course schedule including
||Read carefully and throughout
this class put into practice the tenets of "The
Elements of Email Style."
||Introduce yourself to the class on the Blackboard.
Selecting Discussion choose the forum topic entitled Introductions.
Please include 1) your name, 2) place of birth, 3) what kind of
work you want to do, and 3) your preferred style of manager in
a work environment. 4) What do you hope to get out of this class?
- Read and review the leadership
- Familiarize yourself with the class site and
read through all of the information discussed above.
June 4, 11:30 pm