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Signifying a Lot: What's Really Happening with IT in Higher Education?
June 14, 2004

In 2002, EDUCAUSE began to operate ECAR, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research. The Center's mission is to enhance critical decisions about IT by supplying timely and meaningful info…

e-Volution and Adaptation: Doing Higher Education's Business Electronically
June 18, 2004

Presented at NWACC, June 18th, 2004. The business of higher education is dominantly a craft, evolving from a rather illustrious medieval European tradition. The craft legacy of higher education r…

Alignment Based on Strategic Priorities at the University of Delaware
June 14, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Delaware has achieved a high degree of alignment between information technology and institution-wide priorities. It describes how an institutional c…

After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era
July 13, 2004

"After the Bust: Service Provider Evolution in a New Era" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special arrangemen…

Information Technology Alignment in Higher Education
June 23, 2004

Abstract This study reports the results of a quantitative survey and qualitative interviews of 464 U.S. and 19 Canadian universities to discover how information technology priorities, plans,…

Filling a Void in IT Professional Development: Understanding Higher Education
June 8, 2004

This research bulletin suggests that there is a void in IT professional development programs specific to higher education. Northeastern University has established a course for IT professionals th…

Learning Objects in Higher Education: The Sequel
May 25, 2004

This research bulletin reports on the state of learning objects in higher education, focusing on updates to the authors' October 1, 2002, ECAR research bulletin, "Learning Objects in Hi…

The Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model
May 11, 2004

This research bulletin provides an introduction to the Curriculum-Centered Strategic Planning Model (CCSPM). The model addresses planning challenges specific to institutions of higher education. …

Using an IT Governance Structure to Achieve Alignment at the University of Cincinnati
May 10, 2004

This case study explores how the University of Cincinnati has developed a governance structure that allows the IT organization to align priorities and function as a cohesive element across the in…

A Case of Good Management: IT Alignment at Calvin College
May 10, 2004

This case study explores the information technology vision, processes, plans, and structures that create alignment with institutional goals at Calvin College. Calvin is a comprehensive, liberal a…