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A Framework for HIPAA IT Security Compliance: Leveraging for Security
December 7, 2004

This research bulletin describes a functional framework for higher education compliance with the HIPAA IT security final rule. The framework, which can be adapted for individual universities, inc…

A Model for Highly Leveraged Procurements: The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium
April 6, 2010

This research bulletin discusses the process and challenges of establishing a statewide education technology consortium and the leveraged purchasing and other benefits that can accrue to member …

A New Model for Supporting Research at Purdue University
July 25, 2005

This case study investigates the genesis, nature, and outcomes of Purdue University's notable transformation in how research activities interact with institutional information technology. Of…

A Robust Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Program at UCF
January 30, 2007

Three years ago the University of Central Florida (UCF) began an electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) submission process to enable students to disseminate their research widely and quickly. T…

A Systematic, Comprehensive Approach to Information Security
July 6, 2005

Information security is a process of business risk management that must be performed on an ongoing basis. It is critical to take an approach to information security that examines the risks and s…

A Systemic Model for IT Economic Sustainability
January 12, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the options available to IT leaders in higher education to reduce costs associated with technology expenditures at their institutions. It lays out a framewor…

Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education
December 12, 2005

Abstract Since the 1980s, higher education has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on administrative technologies to improve access to information. Institutions implemented new enterprise …

Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education - Key Findings
December 12, 2005

These Key Findings describe the major discoveries of the ECAR research study called "Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education". Since th…

Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education Roadmap
December 12, 2005

Since the 1980s, higher education has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on administrative technologies to improve access to information. Institutions implemented new enterprise resource plann…

Achieving Alignment Through Strategic Information Technology Management at The University of Memphis
April 26, 2004

This case study explores the processes and structures put in place by the first chief information officer of The University of Memphis in order to align its information technology organization wi…