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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…

Teaching Digital Responsibility
March 13, 2007

This research bulletin provides an overview of the rationale for the Computing Skills Workshop program at Carnegie Mellon University, which has been in place as a required program for all student…

Sustaining Openness
December 8, 2006

Presentation at the Fifth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 6-8, 2006, in Carefree, Arizona. This talk focuses on higher education's role in open access to knowledge and open participation in …

Considering Open Source: A Framework for Evaluating Software in the New Economy
January 2, 2007

Open source software and the community source movement are raising questions for administrators about whether and when to adopt or devote resources to software development projects, provoking que…

Local IT Security for Colleges, Schools, and Departments: A Higher Education Perspective
December 5, 2006

This bulletin discusses some of the lessons learned by the Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in developing its information technology security strategy, as well as what other schools g…

Most Improved: How Four Institutions Developed Successful IT Security Programs
November 3, 2006

Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. The case study examines how four higher education instit…

The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN): A Statewide Collaborative IT Security Resource
October 17, 2006

This case study examines ways in which the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN) provides a blueprint for higher education institutions interested in collaboratively pro…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 11, 2006

Presentation at EDUCAUSE 2006, October 9-12, 2006, Dallas, Texas. This presentation summarizes the findings of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research 2006 study of information technology s…

Baylor University's IT Security Risk Assessment Program
October 12, 2006

This case study examines Baylor University's risk assessment program for information technology security, which was established in the face of the escalating demands that security places on …

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006 – Key Findings
October 12, 2006

This document presents the key findings of the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts …

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