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Leaders and managers who work in the higher education IT environment face challenges common to all university leaders: rapidly changing technology, shrinking budgets, policy and legislative changes, globalization, private sector competition, a changing student population, and much more. Successful IT leaders must have the talents, qualities, perspectives, and political skills to support the institution's goals and strategic directions and respond to these business drivers. In addition, they must be aware of trends in the IT field and their implications for higher education. As well as possessing excellent communication and organizational skills, effective IT leaders understand the nature of higher education, the style and context in which decisions are made, and the technology employed.
EDUCAUSE’s wealth of resources for IT leaders and managers focus on the environment in which IT leadership takes place, the planning and organizational skills needed to provide institutional leadership, and the individual characteristics required to develop and sustain a career in IT leadership. We encourage you to explore these pages to find articles, books, conference presentations, effective practices, and relevant communities to support your information needs. EDUCAUSE members contribute much of what you will find here. We invite you to submit your work to further enrich the IT management and leadership area.
Today's Higher Education IT Workforce, ECAR Study, January 2014. This ECAR research incorporates results from a comprehensive survey on more than 2,000 IT professionals as well as focus groups to provide a description of the current state of today’s IT workforce, how it has changed in the past three years, and what changes may need to be implemented to retain and strengthen IT staff.
Mark Gregory, CIO for the University of Adelaide, talks about how the role of the CIO is becoming less technology driven.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Information Technology Management and Leadership
- Partnering in the Learning Marketspace
January 1, 2001
Partnering in the Learning Marketspace describes how leaders in higher education, government, community, and business can form productive partnerships to leverage the best content and provide a g…
- Information Technology, Systems, and Services in Higher Education: A Primer
January 1, 2000
This primer is intended to help information technologists understand institutional priorities and to help business officers understand information technology, systems, and services. With greater …
- Information Technology in Higher Education: Assessing Its Impact and Planning for the Future
January 1, 1999
This book is the latest volume in the New Directions for Institution Research series from Jossey-Bass Publishers. It offers guidance to campus leaders, information technologists, and institutional …
- Renewing Administration: Preparing Colleges and Universities for the 21st Century
January 1, 1999
Many academic institutions are eliminating unnecessary work, dismantling unproductive policies, and reengineering processes to achieve efficiencies and create a more learner-centered environment. T…
- Campus Financial Systems for the Future
January 1, 1996
This book guides chief administrative and financial officers through the necessary strategies and complex set of decisions and actions involved with upgrading campuswide financial information syste…