SCHOMS is the professional body for Senior Managers working within UK and Republic of Ireland Higher Education and its members lead and manage a diverse set of educational, technological, media and institutional development and support services. They give strategic direction to support technological trends and promote excellence in teaching and learning practices and their environments.
They bring an experienced community together who evaluate emerging technologies, collaborate on pedagogic direction and innovative design of teaching spaces so appropriate classroom technologies, AV equipment, room designs and support services can meet the current and future demands of Higher Education.
Each institution deploys and manages these services from differing structural systems, SCHOMS has created a community of practice where these specialised and often unique roles can gather to exchange good practice and collaborate on common themes.
The group promotes continuing professional development across the full range of staff roles, offering leadership and management development in addition to training and certification opportunities for technical staff in partnership with InfoComm.
Procurement and enhancing supplier relationship management has become a key strategic aim, enabling consultation with manufacturers to promote and influence Higher Education specific requirements.
Members meet for an Annual Conference and Supplier Exhibition in May/June, hosted on a rolling programme between institutions, in addition to offering the opportunity to participate in specific local seminars and workshops throughout the year.
Sponsorship is also available for up to sixty members to attend Integrated Systems Europe – the largest audio-visual equipment exhibition in Europe – to assist them in horizon scanning on behalf of the community.
Summary of benefits of membership include:
You can follow SCHOMS and its activities on Twitter @SCHOMSinfo
If you are part of a UK Higher Education Institution and would like to join SCHOMS – click here