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2002 Annual Report

Information strategy and management curriculum debuts

Information strategy and management curriculum debuts

Information strategy and management curriculum debuts
The University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy ranks among the top schools of public affairs in the nation. An ongoing partnership between CTG and the College has resulted in a completely redesigned specialty in information strategy and management, which itself ranks in the top five-percent. The new information strategy and management curriculum offers specially designed courses as well as internship and research opportunities that focus on the real-world issues of information management and technology in government.

As a result of its work with all levels of government, CTG has a unique practice-based perspective on government operations and the role of information technology and management. That perspective is reflected in several new courses with a strong emphasis on professional practice.

The curriculum also responds to the results of a CTG-conducted survey of members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the NYS Forum for Information Resource Management (NYSFIRM) that asked practicing government managers what they believe new government managers need to know about information technology.

Using the survey responses, along with the strategies developed during CTG research projects, the curriculum development work resulted in three new courses offered in the Department of Public Administration and Policy and taught by CTG staff and faculty fellows. The courses are offered to both traditional and mid-career masters and doctoral students. They include Foundations of Government Information Strategy and Management, Making a Case for Government IT Investments, and a Seminar in Information Strategy and Management.

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