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IT Salaries in Higher Education, 2012
February 15, 2013

IT salaries account for 39% of the IT budget . They compensate IT staff, whose performance lays the groundwork for an efficiently run institution that provides the highest quality education an…

Big Research Support from a Small IT Organization: Montana State University Billings
February 1, 2013

For the typical, small central IT organization with limited funding, finding the adequate resources to provide requisite infrastructure, equipment, software, and technical support can be ch…

Empowering Technology Research Support: University of Washington
February 1, 2013

The University of Washington Information Technology (UW-IT) department and UW’s eScience Institute have been charged with supporting the research community’s vast and sophisticated technolo…

Five Guidelines for Instituting IT Value Measurement
November 13, 2012

Factors including budget cutbacks, rigorous regulatory requirements, rising demands for IT services, and IT’s contribution to transformative change fuel the need for IT leaders to communicate I…

Research Computing: The Enabling Role of Information Technology
November 2, 2012

Key Findings Information technology’s primary research computing role is as an enabler of research. Provision of specialized staff—particularly programmers, analysts, and data-inten…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012 Infographic
September 17, 2012

ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2012, ECAR collaborated with 195 institutions to collect responses from more than 100,000 stu…

ACTI-CCM Working Group Status Report (1/10/12)
January 10, 2012

Presentation from the ACTI Communication, Collaboration, and Mobility (ACTI-CCM) Working Group at the ACTI 2012 Member Meeting on January 10, 2012. This presents on the group's main focus…

Women CIOs in Higher Education
October 16, 2012

In the professional field of information technology, women are generally underrepresented , and this gap grows wider at the upper end of the field—CIOs and other senior IT executives. Becaus…

Student Preferences for Mobile App Usage
September 25, 2012

Mobile learning is increasingly an integral part of higher education, and colleges and universities developing mobile learning apps generally face the decision to pursue either device-neutr…

The Importance of Doing Enterprise (and Infrastructure)
October 17, 2012

...as Oscar Wilde well might have titled an essay about campus-wide IT, had there been such a thing back then. Enterprise IT it accounts for the lion's share of campus IT staffing, expenditu…