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Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) Research
August 30, 2013

Related Initiative: EDUCAUSE iPASS Grant Challenge The latest EDUCAUSE grant competition, Integrated Planning & Advising for Student Success (iPASS) in higher education, awarded gr…

Enterprise Application Projects in Higher Education
August 21, 2013

Any institution needing to implement or upgrade a major, enterprise-wide application such as a core student or financial system quickly confronts questions such as how much it will cost…

Central IT Support Services
August 12, 2013

This CDS Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions provide central IT support services . Information provided for this sp…

Learning While Doing: Two Institutions’ Practical IT Risk Management Experiences
July 29, 2013

IT risk management identifies, assesses, and responds to IT risks. Effective IT risk management examines issues such as institutional use of data , IT security measures to prevent or…

The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2013 Reports
July 2, 2013

This study provides information about  higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness  and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CI…

The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access
June 21, 2013

*This maturity index has been integrated into the EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Service . Key Findings Nearly all institutions have a major interest in e-learning, at least at the level o…

Assessing Your Fiscal Bandwidth: Current Practices for Measuring IT Costs in Higher Education
May 14, 2013

Accurately and consistently measuring the cost of IT in higher education is an essential part of strategic IT management, yet according to IT leaders, cost data have proven elusive. What if a…

Using Analytics at UMBC: Encouraging Student Responsibility and Identifying Effective Course Designs
April 30, 2013

Higher education invests considerable resources into technology for academic purposes, but understanding whether those instructional technologies improve learning is often a difficult questio…

Leading a Multiple Project Mobile Learning Initiative: The Approach at Boise State University
April 9, 2013

Many colleges and universities have launched wide-ranging, device-specific mobile initiatives or invested substantial resources to make services mobile friendly in a platform-neutral manner…

Is Our Software Designed for Change? Successes and Challenges in Using Service Oriented Architecture
March 11, 2013

Institutions of higher education face disruptive changes, and changes in information technology are at the heart of these disruptions. Service oriented architecture (SOA ) provides a comprehen…