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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…

Teaching with Social Networks: Establishing a Social Contract
May 18, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the use of student-developed social contracts to support a vital online community of inquiry. In blended classes—which combine co-present and web-mediated…

IT Organizations: Balancing Centralized Efficiencies with Localized Needs
May 4, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin outlines an approach for rethinking the structure for delivery of IT services in colleges and universities that have multiple IT groups. It examines where in the inst…

Electronic Records Management: Today’s High Stakes
April 20, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the issues involved in successful electronic records management and provides guidance on how to start and sustain an electronic records management program a…

A Model for Highly Leveraged Procurements: The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium
April 6, 2010

This research bulletin discusses the process and challenges of establishing a statewide education technology consortium and the leveraged purchasing and other benefits that can accrue to member …

Exploring IT Standards for Academic Construction
March 23, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin will help IT administrators determine how to document, verify, and think about IT standards for academic construction, including renovations and new construction for …

Formalizing Enterprise IT Project Management
March 9, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin discusses how formal enterprise IT project management can be applied to IT projects when the scope, cost, and external controls put them into a different league from …

Demystifying the Cloud: Implications for IT Funding in Higher Education
February 23, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin extends the discussion that was begun in the 2009 ECAR research bulletin Demystifying Cloud Computing for Higher Education by looking more deeply at the economic …

Simulation Technologies in Higher Education: Uses, Trends, and Implications
February 9, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin focuses on the rapid growth in the use of simulation technologies in higher education and the implications this will have for information technology planning and poli…

E-Books in Higher Education: Are We There Yet?
January 26, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin presents an update to the rapidly changing e-book and e-textbook landscape and provides some higher education stakeholders with a clearer view of the road ahead. As T…