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Information Technology Strategies for Financial Aid Automation
November 6, 2007

This research bulletin is designed to help senior college and university administrators better understand the complexities of both financial aid and information technology support for efficient a…

Next Generation Administrative Systems: Philosophy, Principles, and Technology
September 11, 2007

It is time to think differently about administrative systems in colleges and universities. Using the Kuali Student Service System as an illustration, this ECAR research bulletin discusses a visio…

Using Social Software to Enhance IT Operations
July 3, 2007

This research bulletin offers representative examples of social software in action within IT organizations at three institutions -- Duke University; the University of California, San Diego; and t…

IT Collaboration: A Preview of Findings from the 2007 ECAR Study
June 19, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin addresses a unique strength of higher education: its commitment to sharing ideas and promoting open access to knowledge. These values shape IT in higher education as w…

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…

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…

Mobility and Higher Education: Not Just the Next Big Thing
October 23, 2006

This research bulletin describes the University of Cincinnati strategy for addressing a fundamental shift in communication technologies in higher education, and for meeting—or exceeding—commu…

The Future of Higher Education: A View from CHEMA
September 21, 2006

This study, designed and analyzed by ECAR on behalf of the Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA), identifies the forces of change that are building for higher education and …

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…

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