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The Top-Ten IT Issues, 2012

EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues, 2012

The EDUCAUSE annual publication of top IT issues has long resonated as a yearly snapshot of the most pressing issues for IT leaders in higher education. At the top of list for 2012:

  1. Updating IT professionals’ skills and roles to accommodate emerging technologies and changing IT management and service delivery models
  2. Supporting the trends toward IT consumerization and bring-your-own device
  3. Developing an institution-wide cloud strategy

 

Below are the EDUCAUSE Review article summarizing the IT Issues Panel's findings for 2012 and accompanying resources.

Game Changers in Education: A New, Free E-Book

Announcing the release of Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies, edited by EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana Oblinger.

The chapters and case studies in this new book were contributed by college and university presidents, provosts, and faculty as well as other stakeholders. The book highlights important higher education issues and explores ways to reach more learners, more effectively, and with greater impact.

Four Proposed .edu Changes Open for Public Comment

EDUCAUSE manages the .edu domain name space to help maintain its integrity as the TLD for institutions of higher education.

The four .edu policy change proposals, which are now open for comment, are posed to:

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New Compliance Resource -- Higher Education Compliance Alliance

Yesterday, EDUCAUSE, the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), and a partnership of 20 higher education associations launched the Higher Education Compliance Alliance, a new online resource devoted to helping higher education community with federal law and regulation compliance.

Federal regulations touch every facet of college and university operations, from employment law to export controls, from international programs to student affairs, from tax issues to accreditation. Dozens of national higher education associations monitor these regulations and produce valuable resources to help their members achieve compliance. 

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Frye Institute 2012 Participants Named

Forty-one individuals have been selected to participate in the 2012 Frye Leadership Institute. Sponsored by CLIR, EDUCAUSE, and Emory University, the Institute will be held June 3-8, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

Together with the deans and other thought leaders from the community, the participants will contemplate the current and future impact of the top issues in the higher education community. They will discuss numerous approaches to addressing these issues, including ideas for collaboration, collective creativity, and innovation within and across departments, institutions, and local or regional boundaries; the conceptualization of blended positions and organizations; and the importance of community mentorship and advocacy.

Core Data Service Annual Report

The 2011 Core Data Service (CDS) Annual Report is now available. The report provides in-depth analysis of the survey responses from more than 800 institutions.

The authors have linked together multiple data elements to provide both interesting and actionable findings. In some cases, they've also extrapolated from the data to suggest trends; such detours are clearly marked in new "connecting the dots" highlights.

February 9 CDS Webinar Tutorial: Analyzing Your Data

Leah Lang, EDUCAUSE senior IT metrics and benchmarking analyst, and Pam Arroway, EDUCAUSE senior statistician, will guide you through tips and tools for analyzing your data during this webinar on February 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET (UTC-5). +Add to Calendar

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January is Data Privacy Month: Free Webinars and Easy Ways to Increase Awareness

You know the importance of protecting personal identities and the effects social media can have on privacy, but does everyone on your campus? During the month of January, EDUCAUSE is expanding on Data Privacy Day to provide an entire month’s worth of activities and resources to help raise data privacy awareness. You can participate by attending the upcoming webinars and creating a plan to increase awareness on your campus with the easy-to-implement suggestions listed below. You can also visit the EDUCAUSE Data Privacy Month page for additional resources and information.

January 2012 Webinars

EDUCAUSE hosted several webinars on data privacy throughout the month of January:

EDUCAUSE Supports Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)—December 4-10, 2011—is a call to action to share information and offer activities that will advocate for computing and elevate computer science education for students at all levels. EDUCAUSE is partnering in support of CSEdWeek because computer science is an important part of IT, the mechanism our community uses to support the advancement of higher education.

Everyone can participate, and as members of the higher education IT community we invite you to help lead the charge. Below are a few easy ways to participate.

2012 ACTI Annual Meeting: Held Jointly with CSG, Open to All Interested in Core Technologies

 

The primary goal of the EDUCAUSE Advanced Core Technologies Initiative (ACTI) is to help higher education colleges and universities share information on core technology challenges.

To help facilitate this collaboration, we are happy to announce that the 2012 ACTI Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Common Solutions Group (CSG) Annual Meeting:

January 10–13, 2012
Palo Alto, CA

Non-ACTI members who are interested in the collaboration ACTI facilitates or whose contributions and leadership would better enable ACTI to achieve its mission are invited to attend.

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