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EDUCAUSE Now - Show #16 - Project Management, Federal Policy Changes, and Green IT Initiatives

EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education.  Join hosts Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for this episode which presents some ideas, strategies from leaders in higher education IT.

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

Priorities and Processes: A Weighted Approach
(01:20–7:09)
Senior staff often see the information services department as the place where things happen- where project requests are acted upon and completed. However, the relationship between resources and demands may not always clear to them. Some colleges are taking a more measured approach to this problem. EDUCAUSE Now speaks with W. Lee Hisle and Bruce Carpenter from Connecticut College, and Kelly Block from Illinois State University, about their approach to project prioritization. Resources, including the IT Governance Charter and Priority Matrix, from Connecticut College’s presentation on setting priorities are also available.

Commentary: A New White House Means New Policies for Higher Ed IT
(7:09–12:05)
EDUCAUSE Government Relations Officer and Security Task Force Coordinator Rodney Petersen discusses new policy initiatives from the Obama White House.

Green IT Initiatives: An Interview from NERCOMP 2009
(13:08–22:05)
Green IT is both a cost-saving strategy and an environmental imperative, but the struggle to create a comprehensive green IT program on campus oftentimes mandates a cultural shift more than simply changing equipment. We discuss some strategies with Linda Croll Howell, director of strategic planning and organization effectiveness at Cornell University and H. David Todd, associate vice president and CIO for the University of Vermont.

Music for EDUCAUSE Now:
"Groove IT" by Denis Kitchen
"Blue Eyes" by Justin Winokur
"Django Like" by Brian McRae
"Lorge" by El Ten Eleven

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