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Technology on a campus is ubiquitous; the challenge is no longer getting people to use the technology, but finding ways for institutions to use it effectively. IT leaders in higher education need to focus on how the use of their IT services can help in reducing costs, enhancing productivity and helping their institution’s non-IT higher education leaders better understand the value and relevance of IT to their areas.
Articles, Papers, Portals, and Reports
EDUCAUSE, with the help of a Lumina Foundation grant, will be pursuing Higher Education IT Assessment and Benchmarking Projects in 2014.
The NACUBO/EDUCAUSE Working Group on Administrative Services and Systems, February 2014. This working group final report identified a broad set of proposals that EDUCAUSE and NACUBO might pursue to drive greater administrative cost-effectiveness across higher education.
The CIO-CBO Partnership, EDUCAUSE Review Online, January 2014. John Walda of NACUBO suggests that some of the basic issues of campus information technology are getting lost. Presidents need to a better understanding of IT issues or they will find it difficult to collaborate with their CIOs.
Five Questions Presidents Should Ask Their CIOs, EDUCAUSE Review Online, December 2013. To provide a framework that presidents and CIOs can use to discuss technology, the authors queried a number of presidents, CIOs, and other institutional leaders and identified five basic IT questions that presidents should ask their CIOs.
Good BI Governance is Just Good Business, EDUCAUSE Review Online, December 2013. 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.
The 4Rs of Metric System Design, EDUCAUSE Review Online, September 2013. When annual service satisfaction survey scores for students, faculty, and employees is less than 50 percent and descending, significant change and process improvement are required. This was the challenge facing the Yale University CIO, and the impetus for a new metric design and service improvement plan. This case study shares one of the initiatives implemented to address this challenge.
Five Guidelines for Instituting IT Value Measurement, ECAR Research Bulletin, November 2012. This bulletin outlines five recommendations to help advise IT leaders and others when implementing their own IT value measurement initiatives.
Presentations and Seminars
What Does Analytics Mean for Higher Education?, EDUCAUSE Sprint, July 2012. Hear what analytics means for higher education and IT from experienced leaders. Preview the results of a nationwide survey of analytics in higher education. Learn about the “big questions” analytics raises.
But Is It Quality?, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Eaton, October 2013. While information technology is a primary driver of innovation, its ultimate role and effectiveness also rests on our willingness to focus on some familiar yet important questions.
EDUCAUSE Now: - #37 - 1) IT Helping Higher Ed Be More Nimble 2) Interview with Leah Lang, Service and Metrics Analyst, March 2011. We ask the question to several higher education IT leaders: How can IT help higher education become more nimble?
Why IT Matters: A President’s Perspective on Technology and Leadership, EDUCAUSE Annual Conference Podcast, Hrabowski, November 2008. This talk focuses on a presidential view of why IT does matter and how aspiring IT leaders can work with presidents to help their campuses innovate and succeed in addressing these important issues.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for IT Effectiveness
- Podcast: Tim Bounds on ITS and Student Affairs at Duke University
May 24, 2012
In this podcast, Ethan Benatan , vice president for information technology & CIO at Marylhurst University, interviews Tim Bounds , Student Affairs Information Technology Services at…
- An IT Relationship Management Roadmap - NOTES
April 17, 2009
An IT Relationship Management Roadmap Abstract - The Relationship Management and Project Services Office at California State University, East Bay, is responsible for supporting the ITS-client …
- Balancing Acts: Making IT Work for Everyone - Notes and link to Podcast
March 6, 2009
2009 EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference Opening General Session February 25, 2009 Title: Balancing Acts: Making IT Work for Everyone Presenters: Alan Levine, Vice Presi…
- EDUCAUSE 2008 Midwest Regional Conference Think Stops
May 5, 2008
EDUCAUSE 2008 Midwest Regional Conference Think Stops Think Stop #1 What are you bringing back to your campus from this conference? (photo not available) Start with the goal, …
- EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional: Net Generation Students and Campus IT Panel
June 19, 2007
Summary: Net Generation Students and Campus IT: Supporting Student Success in the Age of Multitasking, Facebooking, and Instant Messaging The session was recorded for podcasting and will be av…
- EDUCAUSE Enterprise 2006. Summary: IT Providers and Customers: Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit
June 5, 2006
Summary: IT Providers and Customers: Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit David Ernst Enterprise 2006, May 25, 2006 Chicago, Illinois Abstract: This session wil…