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Technology Leadership: Today’s Higher Education CIO
August 16, 2011

There is little quantitative research on how to succeed as a CIO. Available literature, often based on expert opinion, focuses on highlighting select roles in which a CIO must excel as well as d…

Making IT Governance Work
October 5, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin details the strategic approach to IT governance currently in practice at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. With applicability to higher education institutions gl…

Making Room for Yes: It Starts at the Top
August 24, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin provides some practical suggestions on how IT can become a valued partner in the mission of the institution by creating a culture of yes . Doing so requires strong…

The Future CIO: Critical Skills and Competencies
July 27, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin takes a forward-looking view of the CIO role, identifying critical skills and competencies required for strategic partnership in 2012 and beyond, based on a review of…

IT Workforce and Leadership in Higher Education, 2010 Survey Questionnaire
June 28, 2010

This June 2010 survey is a critical component of a new EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) study that will expand our community's understanding of the issues and concerns of cu…

The Bologna Process and the Transformation of European Higher Education
August 19, 2009

In July 2007, ECAR initiated preliminary efforts to extend its research understanding of information technology practices outside of the United States and Canada. For generations, European unive…

Unity in Diversity at the University of Porto
July 23, 2009

In July 2007 ECAR initiated preliminary efforts to extend its research understanding of information technology practices outside of the United States and Canada. The goal was to study important …

Decentralized IT Governance and Policy in Higher Education
March 10, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on the challenges and strategies related to integrating IT governance and policy across multiple university entities (schools, colleges, departments, and campu…

Views of the Top: Rising IT Leaders Discuss the CIO Position in Higher Education
September 12, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2008 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education . Views of the Top: Rising IT Leaders Discuss the CIO Position in Hi…

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: …