Articles: May/June 2015
All leadership models have pros and cons; successful leaders will develop their own model and their own style.
Leadership may not start out as a destination, but for successful leaders, it becomes an intentional journey.
The wide range and scope of careers within higher education information technology requires active planning for the career that is right for you.
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?
Diana Oblinger's most enduring legacy will be the profound effect and influence that she has had on the lives of higher education IT professionals.
Using metrics to benchmark higher education IT financials, staffing, and services can add value by informing and reinforcing the decision-making process.
Learner-centered education requires instructors to have insight into their students, which the Student Profile Report can provide. Surveyed instructors found the report useful, and analysis found it introduced no bias in letter grade assignment.
Academic innovation requires a suite of skills, including flexibility and the ability to "build your own desk."
Like its corporate counterpart, a higher education product manager is responsible for the entire service offering lifecycle, serving as a user advocate and single point of contact.
Moving some IT applications to the public cloud can benefit even small colleges, providing economies of scale not otherwise possible.
CIOs have foundational knowledge they can apply quickly to a new operational role, and some campuses have begun transitioning them to become leaders of enrollment functions.
Because in-house labor expenses can consume more than half of the IT budget, it is essential for IT leaders to understand labor's cost, productivity, and impact.
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