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The Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model
May 11, 2004

This research bulletin provides an introduction to the Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model (CCSPM). The model addresses planning challenges specific to institutions of higher education. …

The Economic Development Case for Investment in Higher Education Information Technology
June 10, 2003

With the Indiana Pervasive Computing Research Initiative as a case study, this research bulletin explores how investments in higher education information technology research can drive community a…

The Emergence of Identity Service Providers
March 5, 2002

To manage today's complex set of networked relationships and processes a new category of service provider is emerging—the identity service provider. Higher education has many needs for ide…

The Ever-Present Demand for Public Computing Resources
January 15, 2014

This CDS Spotlight focuses on public computing resources , including lab/cluster workstations in buildings, virtual lab/cluster workstations, kiosks, laptop and tablet checkout progr…

The Evolution Continues: Considerations for the Future of Research in Online and Blended Learning
June 16, 2015

The model of online learning that has evolved over the past 20 years relies on ubiquitous data communications that are owned and operated routinely by all segments of the population. Today, peopl…

The Financial Management System: A Pivotal Tool for Fiscal Viability
October 13, 2014

This spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 CDS to better understand how higher education institutions approach financial management systems. Information provided for this spotlight was deri…

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…

The Future of Mobile Learning
May 1, 2012

This bulletin provides an overview of the current state of mobile learning in higher education , speculates on future directions , and suggests questions that educators might ask of thems…

The Impact of Globalization on Campus Networks
February 17, 2004

This research bulletin discusses the rationale for developing a long-term, sustainable, institution-wide strategy for campus networks and the technologies that connect institutions to the Interne…

The Information Architecture Imperative
January 21, 2003

Many tools are available for information management. These technologies will not be successful, however, at managing the full range of an institution's information--such as administrative da…