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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…

PrintSense: Making Sense of Print Management
March 14, 2006

This research bulletin describes the process by which The College of New Jersey considered choices and built a functional model for managing on-campus student printing costs, resources, and suppo…

Increasing IT Value for Customers: A Challenge for Higher Education
February 28, 2006

This research bulletin is the work of a strategic project team participating in the IT Leaders Program, a leadership development initiative facilitated by MOR Associates of Watertown, Massachuset…

Supporting Specialized Academic Software: Is it Possible?
February 14, 2006

The use and support of specialized academic software applications can be challenging in higher education. This research bulletin explores several models of advanced application support, including…

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…

Change at the University of Kansas: Process, Experimentation, and Collaboration
January 17, 2006

This research bulletin discusses how leaders at the University of Kansas merged the Libraries and Information Technology into an Information Services department using well-documented strategies f…

New Partnerships: Engaging Undergraduates in Research through Technology
January 3, 2006

This bulletin discusses how technology can serve as a catalyst for integrating faculty research into the undergraduate learning environment. It describes The Ohio State University's highly s…

Riding Through Turbulence: IP Rights for Knowledge Producers
December 6, 2005

The complex issues surrounding intellectual property rights for knowledge producers, institutions, publishers, and others continue to evolve and impact higher education in general and society at …

IT Governance: Determining Who Decides
November 22, 2005

This research bulletin provides an overview of IT governance, explains why such governance is important, describes the IT governance work at Syracuse University, and outlines how other institutio…

Chargebacks and Information Technology Funding
November 8, 2005

This research bulletin, which draws on research conducted by ECAR in 2004 on the state of information technology funding, examines how higher education uses chargebacks for funding IT. It is base…