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Attract, Retain, and Engage the Best: Building an Inclusive IT Culture through Professional Development
June 1, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the process of building an appreciation for diversity into the fabric of an organization through a program that employs an innovative approach to professiona…

Competency-Based Career Ladders for IT Professionals
June 30, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin examines how CIOs can adopt competency-based human resource practices in their information technology organizations to enhance the versatility of IT professionals. The…

Developing the IT Workforce at the University of South Australia
June 20, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2008 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education . Developing the IT Workforce at the University of South Australia …

Exploring Diversity and Creating IT Community through Storytelling
June 2, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on a methodology for exploring diversity and building community among information technology and other university employees. It is based on the program develop…

High Stakes: Strategies for Optimal IT Security Staffing
March 16, 2004

At many higher education institutions, casual staffing arrangements are no longer adequate to handle the myriad technical, procedural, and cultural issues surrounding information technology secur…

Information Technology Accessibility in Higher Education: Research and Promising Practices
June 7, 2005

Federal law requires higher education entities to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to programs and services, including those that use information technology. In …

IT Salaries in Higher Education, 2012
February 15, 2013

IT salaries account for 39% of the IT budget . They compensate IT staff, whose performance lays the groundwork for an efficiently run institution that provides the highest quality education an…

Leading the IT Workforce
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. What are the essential skills for an IT leader? How do rising IT leaders perceive the CIO role, and ar…

Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education
September 12, 2008

Abstract This 2008 ECAR research study builds upon the work done in 2004 by ECAR in its original study of information technology leadership. The 2008 study addresses the following questions: …

Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education
October 29, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference

This session will present the results of recent ECAR research by Philip Goldstein on IT leadership. The research examined critical topics including the potential impact on the workforce of boomer r…