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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 2014 Award Winners (EDUCAUSE Review May/June 2015)
- Gathering No Moss: Followership and Leadership A successful leader must first know how to follow.
- Modeling Leadership All leadership models have pros and cons; successful leaders will develop their own model and their own style.
- Leading as an Intentional Journey Leadership may not start out as a destination, but for successful leaders, it becomes an intentional journey.
- Planning the IT Career You Want The wide range and scope of careers within higher education information technology requires active planning for the career that is right for you.
- Technology in Higher Education: Defining the Strategic Leader IT is simultaneously more challenging, relevant, and exciting than ever; leading IT requires unique characteristics and capabilities. But what qualities make for a successful IT leader in this environment?
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
- MOCA: It's Not Just Chocolate Anymore
March 3, 2010
A session at the ELI 2010 Online Spring Focus Session
The Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment at the University of Texas at Austin has developed multiple mobile courseware applications over the past year. The first was the creation o…
- On the Cutting Edge: Innovative Services That Blend Technology with Purpose
February 13, 2013
A session at the West/Southwest Regional Conference
Join this lively session for a look at three exciting and innovative services being offered to meet new challenges on our campuses including data management, the need to rethink and repurpose physi…
- One University: Transforming the Student Experience
October 7, 2013
Key Takeaways The One University digital initiative is an ongoing effort to improve the student and community experience at the University of Oklahoma through innovative new …
- PalmPilot 2003 at UTD
January 1, 2004
The handwriting is on the wallâ€”mobile computing is coming to every university campus. During the fall of 2003, UT Dallas conducted a pilot project to determine how students would use PDAs. C…
- Penn State Live Offers Mobile News Service
January 1, 2006
Pennsylvania State university will launch a text-messaging wireless service called PSUTXT today as an expansion of Penn State Live, a news service with 360,000 subscribers. The university plans to …
- Phone tracker to keep pupils safe
May 1, 2007
A system that tracks students through their mobile phones is among the new technologies being developed to help improve security at America's universities - something increasingly of concern…
- Podcast: Tariq Al-idrissi on Directing Technology at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
February 27, 2012
Tariq Al-idrissi is the director for tecnhology & information management support (TIMS) at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In this podcast interview with Beth Secrist , he tal…
- Podcast: Tom Zeller on Dramatic Changes in Higher Ed IT
July 11, 2012
Tom Zeller has over 30 years of higher education IT experience. His current role as Senior Technology Analyst in the Applied Technology Laboratory at Indiana University involves projects in e…
- Podcast: William Rankin on Mobile Learning with the iPhone and iPod
July 22, 2010
William Rankin is Associate Professor and Director of Educational Innovation at Abilene Christian University. In this interview from the EDUCAUSE 2009 Conference, Rankin discusses ACU's …
- Researching Mobile Learning at ACU: Conclusions, Questions, and Future Directions
October 19, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference
ACU's campus-wide deployment of mobile iOS devices to undergraduate students created a unique environment for teaching innovation and conducting research on the use of mobility in higher educa…