These are the ideas generated at the Congress. Please feel free to expand or elaborate on any or all of the following:
- Create local workshops for the faculty. They can be a few hours or spread out over time to give faculty a look at the capabilities without a huge commitment of time.
- Bring in SAP "experts" to show faculty in all areas the capabilities of SAP.
- Do introductory workshops for faculty and students.
- Require SAP instruction in curricula or programs.
- Have roving faculty who introduce SAP in all different classes to generate enthusiasm from the students. The thought here is that the students will drive the programs.
- Bring industry into the schools to help drive programs toward SAP. Have an SAP Advisory Board to the schools.
- Create an SAP faculty group or a committee for mutual support and sharing of ideas. Invite everyone.
- Have some SAP one-on-one time for faculty
- Update the teaching materials to emphasize concepts rather than key strokes.
- Tie SAP to the performance of the instructor, college etc.
- Enlist the AACSB or other accrediting entities to promote SAP competencies & curricula.
- Promote research with or about SAP products.
- Invite visiting lecturers to talk about SAP or promote SAP
- Hire P/T lecturer(s) to teach the SAP courses. (This way tenured faculty don't take time away from their research and other conflicting goals.)
- Create faculty internships which relate to the use of SAP.
- Allow opportunities for paid SAP courses (outside of the current contract)
maybe a lot more informational meetings with students are necessary. Soem universities are quite big and have a lot of students but not every students knows about the connection to SAP. By giving them the chance to get in touch with SAP on meetings in the universities we can enlarge the whole community.
Another point could be the curriculum. There are a lot of excellent case studies etc. available, but maybe the student need a kind of guideline. The guideline might give the students some recommendations how to aim on a specific education (FI,SD,MM) with respect to the existing curricula from SAP UA. Maybe students miss the red line in the "curricula world"?
What do you think?