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Making IT Governance Work
October 5, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin details the strategic approach to IT governance currently in practice at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. With applicability to higher education institutions gl…

Strategic Directives for Learning Management System Planning
September 21, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin reviews theoretical and practical publications that explore individual components of learning management system (LMS) behavior and isolates the primary claims, functi…

Assessing What Faculty, Students, and Staff Expect from Information Technology Organizations in Higher Education
September 7, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin covers the TechQual+ approach to assessing what faculty, students, and staff expect from IT organizations in higher education. The theoretical approach to TechQual+ i…

Making Room for Yes: It Starts at the Top
August 24, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin provides some practical suggestions on how IT can become a valued partner in the mission of the institution by creating a culture of yes . Doing so requires strong…

Good Citizen or Leader: The Case for Green IT
August 10, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin builds on Powering Down: Green IT in Higher Education, the 2010 ECAR study of green IT. Although this bulletin is not a digest of that study, it is offered as a g…

The Future CIO: Critical Skills and Competencies
July 27, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin takes a forward-looking view of the CIO role, identifying critical skills and competencies required for strategic partnership in 2012 and beyond, based on a review of…

Moving Beyond the Org Chart: Library and IT Collaboration for Course Design and Support
July 13, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin describes a Dartmouth College pilot project to provide faculty with a gateway to course design and delivery services. The Team Response for Instructional Planning (TR…

Google Wave and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Impact on Higher Education
June 29, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on a 2010 study that was conducted as part of an examination assignment in the course "Introduction to Communication, Learning, and IT" at a Swedis…

Structuring the IT Organization for Cloud Services
June 15, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin is based on recent ECAR research on the continuing evolution of the IT help desk and the ramifications of above-campus services and cloud computing for higher educati…

Attract, Retain, and Engage the Best: Building an Inclusive IT Culture through Professional Development
June 1, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin explores the process of building an appreciation for diversity into the fabric of an organization through a program that employs an innovative approach to professiona…