The Applied Information Management Master’s Program turns 30!

The UO Applied Information Management (AIM) Program celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall with a gala in Portland.

The online master’s degree program launched in 1986 as a result of meetings between AIM cofounders Linda Ettinger, PhD and Curt Lind and technology pioneer Tektronix, Inc., which needed employees with advanced degrees in information management.

Over the decades AIM transitioned from face-to-face to fully online courses while preserving the academic integrity of the program by continuing to attract faculty who are experts in their fields, hailing from industry leaders such as The Gartner Group, Xerox, and Zoom+. Their up-to-the-minute industry experience helps shape the curriculum and enrich student experience.

AIM students bring unique perspectives and talents to the program. Most are mid-career working professionals who study part-time and relish the opportunity to apply their learning in their current jobs. That immediacy benefits both the students and their employers, and it’s no accident that AIM students and graduates experience a high rate of promotion within their fields—69% during the program or shortly after commencement, according to a 2015 survey.

The AIM Advisory Board, new in 2016, oversees the program and provides input into the curriculum to ensure the program continues to arm graduates with skills that are in high demand in industry. Advisors include the CIOs and VPs of Mentor Graphics, The Standard, Legacy Health, SecureWorld, and Multnomah County.

Join current and prospective students, staff, faculty, the board of AIM, and other honored guests as we celebrate AIM’s first 30 years and look toward the next 30 with a gala in the White Stag Block in Portland on November 5th, 6:00–9:00 pm, White Stag Block, Room 142/144, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR. E-mail aim@uoregon.edu with your name and the names of your guests. Guests are welcome! Food and drinks will be served.

 

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