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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.
Successful Leaders and IT Careers: The EDUCAUSE 2015 Award Winners (EDUCAUSE Review November/December 2015)
- Embracing Differentiation and Reclaiming Audacity: An Interview with James Hilton. The multivariant pressure on higher education going forward—over the next five years and beyond—is going to be to get better at telling a story that embraces differentiation.
- On Becoming a Leader: Building Relationships and Creating Communities. The function of a leader is to lead and guide people who will follow with the same values. An effective leader thus must be able to build relationships and create communities.
- The Next-Gen IT Leader. Next-gen IT leaders will need to be purposeful about engaging various segments of their campus communities to build trust, form relationships, and engage in true collaboration.
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.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Information Technology Management and Leadership
- ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report
October 14, 2011
Key Findings The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology sheds lights on how information technology affects the college experience. ECAR has conducted this annual study…
- Connecting Student Data from ECAR and CDS
September 29, 2011
This CDS Spotlight focuses on integrating selected data from the 2010 CDS survey results with selected results of the ECAR National Study of Students and Information Technology in Higher Educat…
- The Digital Revolution and Higher Education: College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning
August 28, 2011
This report, written by Kim Parker, Amanda Lenhart and Kathleen Moore, is based on findings from a pair of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011. Below is a list of topics discu…
- A Conversation with CIOs on Current Campus IT Initiatives and Trends
August 9, 2011
Join leading CIOs in a conversation about their current campus IT issues and initiatives. Hear and discuss the institutional challenges CIO and Senior IT Leaders are facing related to administ…
- Tune In December 15 -- ECAR National Study of Undergraduates and Information Technology, 2011
December 8, 2011
In this free hour-long session, “ ECAR National Study of Undergraduates and Information Technology, 2011 ,” Susan Grajek and Eden Dahlstrom will discuss the groundbreaking year for the ED…
- EDUCAUSE Now - #46 - Looking Back at 2011
December 8, 2011
This month EDUCAUSE Now asks, what were the big issues and trends of 2011? What will they be in 2012? Subscribe to the EDUCAUSE NOW RSS feed This episode of EDUCAUSE Now feat…
- This Visible College
June 24, 2011
What does the future hold for higher education? How is American academia changing under the impact of continuous technological transformation? My previous column presented several scenario…
- Top-Ten IT Issues, 2011
May 31, 2011
Bret L. Ingerman ( email@example.com ) is Chair of the 2011 EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee and is Vice President for Computing and Information Services at Vassar College. Catherine Yang…
- EDU11: As Learning Goes Mobile
November 7, 2011
In this session by Lee Rainie , Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Projects, he discusses the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project's latest findi…
- Mobile Enterprise Integration at Bucknell and the University of Mississippi
April 27, 2011
Mobile Computing: A 5 Day Sprint—Wednesday, April 27, 2011 The day is coming when users will be able to access the full range of enterprise-wide resources and conduct all enterprise …