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Reforming IT Governance at Berkeley: Introducing an Enterprise Perspective to a Decentralized Organization
July 25, 2008

This ECAR case study complements the 2008 ECAR study, Process and Politics: IT Governance in Higher Education, by Ronald Yanosky with Jack McCredie. ECAR undertook this case study of the Universi…

Happy Families, Good Fences, and Winning IT Collaborations
July 22, 2008

 This ECAR research bulletin introduces the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation research on successful collaborative practices in the context of higher education. It details 20 collaborative success fa…

Messaging and Communication Survey
July 17, 2008

This July 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of messaging and communication in higher education. It seeks to understand the provision, pol…

Large-Scale Open Source E-Learning Systems at Open University UK
June 10, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin examines the factors leading to the selection of the open source learning management system at the Open University, details the many aspects of development work that h…

Dynamics of Supporting Sakai Through Local and Global Collaboration
May 27, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the adjustments that the Indiana University information technology organization made, and continues to make, in order to support membership in Sakai. It has …

Recasting the Centralization-Decentralization Debate: Advancing the Innovation Support Cycle
May 13, 2008

This research bulletin explores the importance of focusing on innovation in decision-making about IT. Acknowledging the apparent dichotomy between the efficient use of resources in a centralized …

Measuring IT Staff Time at Georgia State University
February 19, 2008

This research bulletin explores the methodology used by the Georgia State University Information Systems and Technology division to manage large, cross-divisional IT projects and track all IT sta…

IT Governance: Solid Structures and Practical Politics
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. Higher education IT organizations have become increasingly aware of the need for governance processes …

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice Roadmap
January 23, 2008

This ECAR roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2008 study, IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice, by Mark R. Nelson. This ECAR re…

IT Engagement in Research: A View of Medical School Practice
January 23, 2008

Abstract This ECAR research study was designed in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges to analyze the practices and perspectives of IT organizations that support the…

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