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Today’s IT organization must be resilient and visionary. To thrive in today's fast-paced environment, leaders at all levels of the IT organization, from the CIO to the help desk, must embrace everyday challenges while planning for the future. This collection of resources was created to help institutions prepare current and future leaders for the ever-changing higher education environment.
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?
The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2014 Reports, CHECS, July 2014. This study provides information about higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these CIOs.
Challenge Accepted! Why CIO Is the Best Job on Campus, EDUCAUSE Review Online, April 21st, 2014. In our inaugural transmedia piece, EDUCAUSE asks the question, is the CIO position the pinnacle of a technology career—or a powerless position? Five CIOs tell us why they think they have the best job on campus.
Filling the IT Leadership Pipeline: A Panel Discussion, EDUCAUSE Review Online, January 2012. Six CIOs and senior technology leaders talk about their backgrounds, the strengths and skills needed for future CIOs, and the challenges of preparing the next generation of CIOs. They list the most critical competencies for current and future CIOs, and they debate whether these competencies are changing.
Aspiring and Residing IT Leaders: A Legacy for the Future, EDUCAUSE Review Online, January 2012. Keith McIntosh, winner of the inaugural EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award talks about becoming a leader and developing future leaders in the IT professional community. He outlines three steps that aspiring leaders can take to cultivate their leadership skills and three steps that residing leaders can take to leave a lasting legacy.
The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, EDUCAUSE Live! December 2011. This webinar highlights findings from a study of the same name from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR).
Institution Leadership Programs
The Pennsylvania State University’s “IT Connects” IT leadership skill development program.
EDUCAUSE Professional Development – below is a list of Institute Programs, including audience and program objectives
- A CIO, librarian, information technology professional, or administrator with a least seven years’ experience
- To learn how to create a collaborative community that takes leadership on critical issues to develop a platform for collective action
- An IT professional new to or aspiring to management
- Outlines the basic skills critical for management and supervision of projects, units and people
- Existing manager with some supervisory experience
- Practical skill development in effective management
- New CIO or an experienced senior-level leader aspiring to CIO/executive-level leadership
- Critical success skills for executive leaders & keys to understanding institution-wide IT strategy
- Experienced individual in a learning technology position who aspires to a leadership role
- To understand higher education leadership, attributes of effective leaders, and strategic skills for influencing decision-making
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Leadership Development
- An Interview with Wayne State's Jeffrey Trzeciak
January 3, 2006
In this 12 minute recording, we'll hear from Jeff Trzeciak about his presentation at CNI regarding museum & library collaborations, blended librarianship, and the concept of urban…
- California State University Digital Ambassadors Program: Empowering Leadership and Innovation in Academic Technologies and Faculty Development
April 3, 2014
A session at the ELI 2014 Online Spring Focus Session - Faculty Engagement and Development
Since 2011, the California State University Digital Ambassadors Program has transformed teaching and learning through the increased use of emerging and online technologies. The STEM Teacher Ed Di…
- Career Development for IT Professionals
October 10, 2006
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2006 Annual Conference
A panel of leaders from within the higher education community who contributed to the new book "Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT" will address some of the issues…
- Change at the University of Kansas: Process, Experimentation, and Collaboration
January 17, 2006
This research bulletin discusses how leaders at the University of Kansas merged the Libraries and Information Technology into an Information Services department using well-documented strategies f…
- Conjecture, Tension, and Online Learning
February 24, 2014
Although low cost and flexible access make online learning appealing to administration, the topic provokes considerable tension among faculty. The authors explore why this might be so and outl…
- Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT
January 1, 2006
Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing the next generation of IT leaders in higher e…
- Developing Leaders through a Successful Mentorship Program
October 2, 2014
A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
Developing leadership through mentorship successfully develops leaders to the forefront of IT management while building self-esteem, trust, and respect. Mentorship provides an active platform for…
- Developing Professional Leaders
October 20, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2005 Annual Conference
The OIT Professional Leaders Program was created to identify and prepare high-potential employees for future leadership roles. Based on the premise that leadership can be learned, developed, master…
- Diversity and Leadership: Mentoring Builds Leaders of the Future
January 1, 1997
At the 1996 CAUSE annual conference in San Francisco, CAUSE presented its Award for Exemplary Leadership and Information Technology Excellence to Patricia Battin. The award recognizes outstanding p…
- Diversity in Higher Ed IT
December 15, 2011
At the end of October 2011 the tech industry was abuzz. The issue: inequality and racism. The reason: CNN with Soledad O'Brien released a video clip of their upcoming special " Black…