Articles: November/December 2013
Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs intend to develop a framework for the leadership, organization, and operation of the institution's IT areas to ensure that those areas support and enable the institution's strategic objectives.
The need for consistent, reliable data across business and academic units is creating an unprecedented push toward strong data governance practices on college and university campuses.
Even though enterprise risk management (ERM) engages the entire higher education institution, IT organizations have an opportunity to use ERM to move beyond a services function toward providing strategic value to the institution.
Only through collaborative compliance and risk discussions can appropriate decisions be made about both the everyday activities and the transformative new technologies that are or will be available to the higher education institution of 2020.
Education is being economically squeezed in a Holy Grail pursuit of educational justice and attainment at scale. IMS standards-based mash-ups and an Internet-like governance model for the credentialing economy together can improve flexibility and affordability for all beneficiaries.
This article represents a call for action to address the high-level benefits of adopting a university-wide policy regarding research data management.
Business intelligence success is contingent on three key concepts: the nature and drivers of BI, the quality of the BI governance model, and the operating culture in higher education. Good governance plays a critical role by ensuring a nimble BI enterprise that minimizes decision delays and leads to customer delight.
The Visitors and Residents project seeks to identify and recommend strategies that IT staff and library professionals can adopt to help students and faculty members better discover, access, and evaluate digital information.
A holistic, software-based student-support system called E2Coach advises students through their introductory STEM courses by sending personalized messages and normative data graphics.
Furman University, which is pursuing an aggressive move to cloud services, shares models of cloud services as well as the risks, opportunities, and ways other campuses can benefit from and plan for using cloud services successfully.
Implementation of a university-wide IT compliance framework can prevent redundant effort and provide a way to benchmark IT compliance efforts against regulatory requirements. New Mexico State University shares its compliance model and lessons learned.
Library and technology professionals are uniquely positioned to work together to help faculty develop and deliver rich learning materials; their collaboration enables innovation at a level often impossible in these economically uncertain times.
Utah State University invested in university-wide licensure of a research survey platform to enhance its collective knowledge base rather than supporting various software programs of varying capabilities in multiple departments.
Inspired by a desire to make online courses more engaging for faculty and students, Saybrook University launched Project X, which offers experimental courses that use Facebook as the learning platform.
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