Conferences & Events
Events for all Levels and InterestsStay
Jump Start Your Career GrowthStay
Get on the Higher Ed IT MapStay
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™Stay
higher ed CIO role shift from favoring private sector experience back to higher ed?
Greetings all, Based on anecdotal evidence and vague recollections, it is my impression that a number of years ago there was a trend towards hiring private sector business-people into higher ed CIO jobs. Recently (at least within the past year or so), the overwhelming majority of higher ed CIO position postings I've seen state that higher ed experience is preferred. Additionally, a Master's degree is increasingly becoming a requirement, and a terminal degree, such as a doctorate, stated as preferred. Out of not-so-idle curiosity, is the impression of a shift in the hiring of business-people back to those with higher ed experience just an illusion brought on by faulty memory? :-) If not, has anyone researched and documented this? Thanks for any insight you can provide, and have a great weekend! Melissa -- Melissa Woo, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Director, Network & Operations Services University Information Technology Services University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.