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					Industry & the University:
Partners in Technology Transfer

David Gibbs              Dan Goulet
dgibbs@uwsp.edu          dgoulet@uwsp.edu

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
        Partners
                    in
Technology Transfer
 Businesses and UWSP
    working together
      to provide
Information Technology
       Solutions
Partners Objective
         Link business computing
           professionals with UWSP
           faculty and computing
           students to grow the
           technological base in
           Central Wisconsin.




          Business Community & University
                    Business
                  Professionals
                                   University
                                    Students

                                                                     Bachelor’s Degree
                                                                        Certificate
                                                                      Master’s Degree




                                                                                    Local Brain Gain
                                  Business Community & University

Businesses



                                                Academic Programs
                                                                                   Solutions




             University           Problem                              Special
              Faculty             Oriented                Graduate     Programs
                                  Workshops               Courses
Partners from 30,000 feet
  an incubation center
     where business computing
      professionals, high achieving
      UWSP computing students
      and UWSP CIS faculty work
      together to solve computer
      technology problems
      important to businesses
Partners from 30,000 feet
  a training center
     where computing
      professionals from the
      business community, as well
      as pre-professionals can
      advance their knowledge and
      become skilled in the latest
      tools for software systems
      development and project
      management
Partners from 30,000 feet
  a certification center
     that documents and
      recognizes the learning and
      productivity activities of
      participants
Partners at Ground Level
                      The Two Basic Partners
                        Business
                           Provide problems
  Central Wisconsin
     Businesses            Receive solutions
                        Faculty
                           Bring current technology
                           Bring students to the mix
                           Receive business solution
                            experience
  UWSP Faculty
Partners at Ground Level
                      The ‘Work Team’
                        Develop relationships with
                        participating Business
                        Partners
                        The ‘Brain Gain’ pipeline
                           60% of the UWSP CIS
                            graduates leave Central
                            Wisconsin
   Local Brain Gain
Partners at Ground Level
               The Business Product
                 Assist businesses in being
                 competitive
                 A lure for businesses to
                 relocate / start-up in
   Solutions
                 Central Wisconsin
Partners at Ground Level
                  Academic Programs




      Problem                          Special
      Oriented              Graduate   Programs
      Workshops             Courses



  Intensive training in workshops & seminars
  Regular CIS course work offered to
  complement the professional’s work day
  Long-term growth activity for keeping
  professionals in the area
Partners at Ground Level
                           Bachelor’s Degree
                           Certificates in
                              Business Computing
                              Website Development
 BS with Partners Option
       Certificate
                              Data Communications
     Master Degree
                              Project Management
                           Expand Certificate into a
                           Master’s Degree with a set
                           of Object-Oriented courses
The Strategy
               Use Object-Oriented
               methodologies
               Establish a contractual
               arrangement
               Use web technologies to
               form virtual groups, virtual
               classrooms and virtual
               projects
The Time Line
   – Incubation Center
                 Year 1:
                    Two faculty
                    Four students
                    Five professionals
                 Year 2:
                    Three/four faculty
                    Eight students
                    Ten professionals
                 Year 3:
                    Five faculty
                    Twenty students
                    Twenty professionals
The Time Line
   - Training Center
               Year 1:
                   Develop and test Object-
                    Oriented workshops
                   Adjust CIS classes for
                    Certificates & Master’s
               Year 2:
                   Develop ITT seminars
                   Provide Object-Oriented
                    training
               Year 3:
                   Develop and test Project
                    Management curriculum
                   Provide Object-Oriented
                    graduate courses
The Time Line
   - Certification Center
                  Year 1:
                      Specially designated
                       Bachelor’s Degree
                  Year 2:
                      Certificate Programs
                       awardable
                  Year 3:
                      Master’s Degree
   How can Partners
    serve employers?

             Upgrade IT workforce
             Enhance overall technology
             skills of your employees
             Retain employees
Technology
 Solutions
             Attract new employees
              How can Partners
               serve employees?
                     Increase skill level, competence,
Specialized          confidence, success
 Training
                     Receive applied training



                     Obtain certification
                        Website Development
                        Data Communications
                        Project Management
     Certificate
  Bachelors Degree   Recognize training/work experience,
   Masters Degree    grant university credit
                        Bachelor’s Degree
                        Master’s Degree
 What can Partners
  do for businesses?

  Business
Professionals   Enhance recruitment
                Create ‘Work Teams’ of
     UWSP
   Students
                employees, students, faculty to
                address IT issues
     UWSP       Develop relationships that enhance
     Faculty
                people skills
                    Business
                  Professionals
                                   University
                                    Students

                                                                     Bachelor’s Degree
                                                                        Certificate
                                                                      Master’s Degree




                                                                                    Local Brain Gain
                                  Business Community & University

Businesses



                                                Academic Programs
                                                                                   Solutions




             University           Problem                              Special
              Faculty             Oriented                Graduate     Programs
                                  Workshops               Courses

				
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