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Aligning IT Funding Models to the Pace of Technology Change: Enabling Financial Flexibility for Core, Flexible, and Transformative Services, ECAR Working Group, December 2015. The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) brought together a group of high-level IT and finance leaders from a wide range of institutions to work together to understand how to better align IT funding models to the pace of technology change. The results of this collaboration between technology and business officers provide guidance and suggestions to help institution
2014 CDS Benchmarking Report February 2015. 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.
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.
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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- Driving Toward a Degree: The Evolution of Planning and Advising in Higher Education
August 28, 2015
By Gates Bryant, Tyton Partners These papers provide institutions with a guide for developing and implementing a student success and retention strategy and navigating the quickly evolving …
- Student Attitudes toward Technology-Mediated Advising Systems
August 31, 2015
By Hoori Santikian Kalamkarian & Melinda Mechur Karp Using focus group interview data from 69 students at six colleges, this study investigates students' attitudes toward technolo…
- Leadership for Transformative Change: Lessons From Technology-Mediated Reform in Broad-Access Colleges
August 31, 2015
By Serena Klempin & Melinda Mechur Karp, Community College Research Center This study, drawing on case studies at six campuses, explores the influence of different types of leadership …
- Evaluating Your College's Readiness for Technology Adoption
July 31, 2014
By Melinda Mechur Karp & Jeffrey Fletcher, Community College Research Center The Readiness for Technology Adoption (RTA) framework is a self-assessment tool designed to help colleges d…
- Adopting New Technologies for Student Success: a Readiness Framework
May 31, 2014
By Melinda Mechur Karp & Jeffrey Fletcher, Community College Research Center This report presents a literature-based framework that identifies characteristics associated with colleges&…
- Ithaca College Digital Instruction and Information Services, Strategic Plan 2015-2020
December 23, 2015
This is a link to the Ithaca College Digital Instruction and Information Services, Strategic Plan 2015-2020. This is a link to the Ithaca College…
- Brandeis University 2015 Disaster Recovery Tabletop Exercise Plan (ExPlan)
September 3, 2015
All organizations experience unexpected and unwanted disruptions to their day-to-day operations. Too often organizations view an IT emergency as something solely handled by their IT unit. However…
- IT Accessibility Risk Statements and Evidence
July 31, 2015
This document was created by the EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group to help identify accessibility risks that IT leaders should consider in their risk management process. …
- Benchmarking IT: A Global Approach
July 21, 2015
In order to facilitate cross-border comparisons appropriate for the global higher education business, it is necessary to have a way of comparing individual institutions with peers to start a conv…
- Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts
March 1, 2015
Written by Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis. CompetencyWorks Issue Brief. In May 2014, CompetencyWorks brought together twenty-three technical assistance providers to examine their catalytic ro…