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Information Technology Funding in Higher Education

Thursday, December 2, 2004


This ECAR research study is designed to illuminate a host of current financial management practices related to IT in higher education; to describe the state of the practice in this critical area; and to identify funding practices that appear to contribute to the overall effective function of the IT operation. The study is based on five major research initiatives: a literature review, survey responses from 482 chief information officers and 386 chief business officers in higher education, qualitative telephone interviews, and three in-depth cases studies involving five institutions.

Table of Contents
Entire Study Information Technology Funding in Higher Education
Ch. 1 Executive Summary
Ch. 2 Introduction
Ch. 3 Methodology
Ch. 4 State of IT Funding
Ch. 5 Effective Practices
Ch. 6 The Central IT Budget
Ch. 7 IT Investment Decision Making
Ch. 8 IT Cost Management
Ch. 9 CBOs and CIOs
Ch. 10 The Future: Frugality and Agility
Case Studies
PRISM: IT Project and Resource Management at the Texas Tech University System
Developing an Institutional Perspective on the Information Technology Function: The Case of Cornell University
Shared Services: Three Examples of Multi-Institutional Collaboration
Online Supporting Materials
Key Findings
Survey Instrument

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