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We Built, We Bought, We Shared: The Costs of Administrative Service Systems vs. the Academic Mission, EDUCAUSE Review, July 2014. In this article, CIOs talk candidly about three strategies: building-your-own in the modern era; buying and implementing in smarter ways; and joining a higher education consortium that shares processes and software.
2013 CDS Executive Summary Report February 2014. This report provides higher education CIOs and senior IT leaders with the benchmarks they need to make strategic decisions about IT at their institutions. Each year, more than 750 institutions (both within and outside the United States) participate in a survey about IT financials, staffing, and services. This report provides a glimpse into the breadth of CDS data and summarizes the most important findings from this year’s survey.
Technology and the Broken Higher Education Cost Model: Insights from the Delta Cost Project, September 5, 2012. The Delta Cost Project has drawn attention to the need for a new focus on institutional spending and has provided a number of useful metrics for thinking about how different types of institutions spend money, about the relationships between costs and revenues, and about the declining public subsidies in public higher education.
The EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service Report: Highlights and Insights into Higher Education Information Technology, January 2012. "The IT Organization, Budgets, and Funding" chapter provides statistics on where IT funding sources are from and what the budget is being spent on.
Expert Discussion Session: Unexpected Outcomes from the Cost-Cutting Era. EDUCAUSE 2011 presentation. Two CIOs share their experiences and some of the outcomes from these belt-tightening measures.
Funding-Model Archetypes for Central Information Technology Functions. ECAR research bulletin, January 2012. This CDS Spotlight ECAR research bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service survey results related to funding models for IT functions.
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- ERIAL Project
August 22, 2011
The Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project is a two-year study of the student research process. The project is funded by an LSTA grant awarded to Northeastern Ill…
- Active Learning Classrooms at McGill
September 13, 2010
Active Learning Classrooms are spaces that are designed to support teaching and learning in an atmosphere conducive to engaging students actively in their own learning. McGillâ€™s Teaching…
- Google OAuth & Federated Login Research
March 18, 2010
This site contains public information from Google that is shared with open source communities working on projects in the identity space. To be notified of new posts to this site, or changes, plea…
- Sustainability at Emory: Building Community by Going Green
February 9, 2010
This video highlights Emory’s efforts to maintain more than half its campus as green space, to motivate students to reduce personal energy consumption, and to host farmers markets and create e…
- Skype Universities section
July 2, 2009
University administrators frequently ask us about how Skype software can impact their networks, and about what they can do to improve their users' experience with Skype without impacting the…
- LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)
May 21, 2009
LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), based at Stanford University Libraries, is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so th…
- Augsburg Course Evaluation Working Group
May 5, 2009
In the summer of 2004, a small group of Augsburg faculty and staff convened to produce a course evaluation form grounded in teaching and learning theory. A new form was created and online deliver…
May 20, 2009
FirstMile's mission is to educate, advocate and focus the debate on the power and promise of big broadband in the United States FirstMile…
- Open KSA
May 4, 2009
Open KSA is a collection of digital resources that may be used for teaching, learning, and research by the KSA and the global community. Open KSA…
- Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
April 21, 2009
The primary goal of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources is to identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by commu…