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Institutional Data Management in Higher Education—Key Findings
December 1, 2009

This document presents the key findings from the 2009 ECAR study of institutional data management, which examines the policies and practices by which higher education institutions effectively col…

Institutional Strategies and Policies for Electronic Theses and Dissertations
June 20, 2006

Almost without exception, students produce theses and dissertations in electronic formats, and it would seem that an institutional electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) program would be the ru…

Intellectual Property Policies, E-Learning, and Web 2.0: Intersections and Open Questions
April 7, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on institutional intellectual property (IP) policy related to instructional products and systems generally and to e-learning specifically. It contrasts IP poli…

IT and Higher Education: The View from the Supreme Court
January 4, 2005

This research bulletin discusses implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving institutions of higher education and the ways in which colleges and universities can take advantage of tech…

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…

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: 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…

IT Infrastructure to Support Analytics: Laying the Groundwork for Institutional Analytics
October 23, 2012

Analytics has become a hot topic in the educational community, and several key questions must be addressed concerning the infrastructure of an analytics program. These issues include the …

IT Security Officer Survey
April 9, 2008

This April 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of information security officers in higher education. It seeks to understand the important c…

IT Security: The State of the Practice in Higher Education
November 6, 2003

In the spring of 2003, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) launched a major study of IT security in higher education. Nearly 500 colleges and universities responded to the ECAR q…