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University of Phoenix: Driving Decisions Through Academic Analytics
December 12, 2005

This case study examines how developing a data-driven decision-making environment through academic analytics has challenged the University of Phoenix throughout its central and campus organizatio…

Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education Roadmap
December 12, 2005

Since the 1980s, higher education has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on administrative technologies to improve access to information. Institutions implemented new enterprise resource plann…

Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education - Key Findings
December 12, 2005

These Key Findings describe the major discoveries of the ECAR research study called "Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education". Since th…

Academic Analytics: The Uses of Management Information and Technology in Higher Education
December 12, 2005

Abstract Since the 1980s, higher education has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on administrative technologies to improve access to information. Institutions implemented new enterprise …

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…

Federating a Distributed World: Asserting Next-Generation Identity Standards
November 3, 2005

In the last few years, federated identity management—the agreements, standards, and technologies that make identity and entitlements portable across autonomous domains—has become a topic of …

IT Security in Higher Education, 2006
October 31, 2005

This survey instrument covers the security of networks and computing systems, including data, application, service, and operating systems. This s…

Models of Open Educational Resources: OpenCourseWare, Sofia, and the Open Learning Initiative
October 25, 2005

This research bulletin strives to clarify the complex landscape of open educational content by exploring the distinctions, challenges, and accomplishments among programs focused on opencoursewar…