Student Affairs Org Technology Leadership Competencies – MindMap

What are the competencies required to be an effective student affairs technology leader at an organizational level? This is a question I pondered while reviewing the Technology Competency Area within the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Area for Student Affairs Educators. I specifically mentioned “at an organizational level” because managing/leading the appropriate/effective use of technology at the divisional level is different from one who is leading the efforts at the national or individual levels. There are competencies required to running effective organizations and coordinating technology use at the divisional level. So, I combined the outcomes as defined within the Technology Competency Area and my experience leading a student affairs IT department and produced the mind map of what I view as competencies required to be an effective student affairs technology leader at an organizational level.

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What other competencies should be included? Thanks!

 

4 thoughts on “Student Affairs Org Technology Leadership Competencies – MindMap

  1. Paul Brown

    Love everything about this.
    Curious about what your thoughts are about how I divided the competencies into themes and if you’d create more/less/different ones.

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    1. Joe Sabado Post author

      Thanks, Paul!

      I think we have similar ones, though I have Laws and Policy and with regards to data, I suppose you could expand it to Data Management instead of just Data Security because data related topics could be something like confidentiality and appropriate use (like HIPAA, PCI, FERPA)?

      What do you think about the areas I have on my mind map?

      Joe

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  2. Stephanie Rizk

    Hi Joe,
    Love this! One thing that I always like to bang the drum for is writing skills. The importance of high-quality writing skills is embedded in so many of these and a leader must be good at doing this in various styles such as being persuasive, translating difficult concepts, responsive/customer service communications, being succinct (for twitter), SEO optimized (for the web), etc. I know it sounds so basic, but it can make or break so many interactions.

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    1. Joe Sabado Post author

      Thanks, Stephanie and you’re so right!!! I will include writing on version 2. I could put it as a subset of communication and maybe add presentations, and other communication methods as well.

      Joe

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