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Campus IT Security: Governance, Strategy, Policy, and Enforcement
August 15, 2006

Successful implementation of an effective information, data, and system "security blanket" for higher education institutions requires recognition of and action upon the cultural, politi…

So, What Does IT Cost?
August 1, 2006

In 2004, MIT and Stanford University began the Total Cost of IT project to measure, or at least estimate, the total cost of IT at those two institutions. This bulletin describes the project costi…

Web Space 9: A Journey Through Time
July 18, 2006

This bulletin discusses the processes being applied to refine the focus of the University of Toronto's institution-wide Web space to better serve the community in a more coordinated manner. …

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. …

Institutional Strategies and Policies for Electronic Theses and Dissertations
June 20, 2006

Almost without exception, students produce theses and dissertations in electronic formats, and it would seem that an institutional electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) program would be the ru…

Enriching Student Experience Through Blended Learning
June 6, 2006

The growth, and in some cases the very rapid spread, of blended learning across many institutions from community colleges to research universities arguably springs from the flexibility of the pat…

Vision, Data, and Analysis: An Administrative Structure for Decision Making
May 23, 2006

When Indiana University prioritized support to match the demands posed by an expanding environment of pervasive computing, it put its decision-making strategies to the test. This research bulleti…

Aligning Information Technology Standards with Accreditation Standards
May 9, 2006

This bulletin categorizes and compares the requirements of the U.S. regional accrediting bodies and key professional organizations related to technology administration and usage. Additionally, it…

Digital Content Delivery Trends in Higher Education
April 25, 2006

Digital content delivery falls within the larger context of digital content management, which addresses a wide range of technologies, processes, and approaches. This research bulletin introduces …

Surveying the Steps to a Secure Emory University
March 28, 2006

This research bulletin summarizes how Emory University used the results of a security survey of higher education institutions to make important, peer-informed decisions on how to secure and prote…