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Information Technology Accessibility in Higher Education: Research and Promising Practices
June 7, 2005

Federal law requires higher education entities to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to programs and services, including those that use information technology. In …

Information Technology Security Policy: Keys to Success
November 11, 2003

This bulletin examines how higher education is coping with managing information technology security from the policy perspective. It focuses particular attention on policy processes and programs t…

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…

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…

IT and Higher Education: The View from the Supreme Court
January 4, 2005

This research bulletin discusses implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving institutions of higher education and the ways in which colleges and universities can take advantage of tech…

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…

IT Infrastructure to Support Analytics: Laying the Groundwork for Institutional Analytics
October 23, 2012

Analytics has become a hot topic in the educational community, and several key questions must be addressed concerning the infrastructure of an analytics program. These issues include the …

Key Issues to Consider in Assessing the Digital Content Landscape
July 9, 2002

As the digital content market develops and the offerings of publisher/suppliers evolve, institutions will need to formulate a digital content strategy. This Research Bulletin examines the emergin…

Learning While Doing: Two Institutions’ Practical IT Risk Management Experiences
July 29, 2013

IT risk management identifies, assesses, and responds to IT risks. Effective IT risk management examines issues such as institutional use of data , IT security measures to prevent or…

Leveraging IT Infrastructure for HIPAA Training
July 6, 2004

Faced with the challenge of quickly developing, delivering, tracking, and reporting customized HIPAA training for 17,000 workers and students, the University of Minnesota leveraged important piec…