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Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education: Survey Instrument
October 1, 2007

This October 2007 survey is part of a study of leading the information technology (IT) workforce in higher education sponsored by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Data from t…

The Kuali Group: Effective Practices and Structures Foster a Successful Collaboration
September 12, 2007

This case study complements the 2007 ECAR study by Philip J. Goldstein, IT Collaboration: Multi-Institutional Partnerships to Develop, Manage, and Operate IT Resources . Researchers undertook …

IT Governance in Higher Education
June 12, 2007

This June 2007 ECAR survey of information technology leaders in higher education is designed to help identify those IT governance practices that result in effective outcomes. It will be used to i…

IT Governance for Executives in Higher Education
June 12, 2007

This June 2007 ECAR survey of higher education executives is designed to help identify those IT governance practices that result in effective outcomes. It will be used to inform a major ECAR stud…

Improving IT Governance in Higher Education
August 29, 2006

This research bulletin examines the ways many research universities govern their IT activities, explores some inherent problems in these processes, identifies several good practices, and suggests…

The Ten Habits of a Caring Organization: Principles-Based Leadership
April 11, 2006

This research bulletin describes guiding leadership principles for CIOs and suggests how metrics can be used to measure the impact they have on motivation, staff satisfaction, turnover rates, cus…

Reflections on a Career as a Four-Time CIO
October 11, 2005

This research bulletin is a personal account of the career of James Penrod, who served as chief information officer at four higher education institutions for over 25 years. Well known as an exper…

Alignment Based on Strategic Priorities at the University of Delaware
June 14, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Delaware has achieved a high degree of alignment between information technology and institution-wide priorities. It describes how an institutional c…

A Case of Good Management: IT Alignment at Calvin College
May 10, 2004

This case study explores the information technology vision, processes, plans, and structures that create alignment with institutional goals at Calvin College. Calvin is a comprehensive, liberal a…

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…