Aspiring IT leaders need to be well-prepared for the interviews and discussions that are critical to landing that first real leadership job.
Rebecca Gould is the Director of the Information Technology Assistance Center (iTAC) at Kansas State University which serves as the first point of contact for campus information technology needs. Core functions include the IT help desk; technology training and instructional design; support for technology classrooms/university computing labs, client services and the media development center; the operations center; and technical support for electronic theses, dissertations and reports. Gould is a professor in the Department of Hospitality Management and publishes on topics related to technology use in higher education. For more than 25 years, she has experimented with using technology to improve the teaching and learning environment. In 2008, she and co-workers produce Academe 2018, a YouTube video on the future of higher education available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6P3KlbiG8s . She was co-investigator on the USDA Challenge Grant project, Joint Ventures between Rural Communities and the Classroom, which organized 120 students in two classes to develop web pages and marketing plans for rural communities. Gould served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association and is the editor-in-charge of distance learning for the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.
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