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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…

IT Portfolio Management and Accountability in Higher Education
July 3, 2006

IT portfolio management at the University of Nebraska is being used to address accountability in the broadest sense: strategic decision-making, project analysis, and performance-based reporting. …

IT and the Changing Face of Research in Higher Education
January 31, 2006

This research bulletin provides policymakers with an introduction to the evolving national cyberinfrastructure, discusses the role that new networking and enabling technologies play in integratin…

CHEMA Looks at the Future of Higher Education, 2006
January 30, 2006

This survey instrument is part of a project sponsored by CHEMA to look at the future of higher education from the perspective of its members. The project will examine how the executives who lead …

Bridging the GAP: Unified Approaches to Governance, Architecture, and Procurement
December 8, 2005

Presentation at the December 2005 ECAR Symposium in Carefree, Arizona. This presentation identifies a set of principles covering information technology governance, architecture, and procurement (…

University of California, San Diego: Increasing Operational Efficiencies Through Business Process Redesign and Analytics
December 12, 2005

This case study illustrates how UCSD has accomplished a significant business process redesign through Sponsored Project Excellence Achieved through Redesign (SPEAR), a project in research and gra…

University of Phoenix: Driving Decisions Through Academic Analytics
December 12, 2005

This case study examines how developing a data-driven decision-making environment through academic analytics has challenged the University of Phoenix throughout its central and campus organizatio…

Information Technology and Campus Facility Planning
May 10, 2005

Based on principles relating to the impact of technology on building design and construction, this research bulletin describes how the University System of Georgia developed and implemented state…

Breaking Out of the IT Silo: The Integration Maturity Model
March 15, 2005

This research bulletin extends and addresses the findings from the 2004 ECAR study, Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education. Specifically, the study found that agile and adaptive inf…

Using an IT Governance Structure to Achieve Alignment at the University of Cincinnati
May 10, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Cincinnati has developed a governance structure that allows the IT organization to align priorities and function as a cohesive element across the in…