Volume 22 Number 1, 1999

CAUSE/EFFECT is available electronically in an HTML version. The printed issue is available through the EDUCAUSE Information Resources Library.

C/E Cover Image

University of Memphis SMART Room

Campus Profile

University of Memphis

On the cover: The University of Memphis is an urban university with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. The Ned R. McWherter Library features state-of-the-art computer terminals throughout the building for access to databases worldwide.

Above: In one of the thirty SMART classrooms, faculty members discuss their grant-funded innovative projects that use instructional technology.


From the Editor

From the President
EDUCAUSE from Different Perspectives
by Brian L. Hawkins

Recommended Reading

Readers Respond
Year 2000 business plans

Current Issues

Current Issues for Higher Education Information Resources Management
a summary of issues identified by the 1999 EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee

What Colleges and Universities Need to Know about the Digital Millenium Copyright Act
by Casey Lide, EDUCAUSE


Dogs are More Fun than Computers: Seven Random Observations about Information Technology in Higher Education
by John W. Mc Credie, University of California, Berkeley

Good Teaching is Good Teaching: An Emerging Set of Guiding Principles and Practices for the Design and Development of Distance Education
by Lawrence C. Ragan, The Pennsylvania State University

Campus Network Strategies: A Small College Perspective
by Thomas Moberg, Saint Louis University

Preparing for a Very Different Future: An Interview with Molly Broad

Enterprise Process Engineering: A Template Tailored for Higher Education
by Frank Tait, SCT Education Systems


'Follow the Money' and Other Unsolicited Advice for CIOs
by Gregory A. Jackson, University of Chicago

Are Our Academic Libraries Ready for the Internet Generation?
by Charles Smith and Chris Phillips, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Ten Questions Campus Executives Should Be Asking to Assess Year 2000 Readiness
by E. Michael Staman, University System of Georgia

Faculty And Student Teams for Technology: The ~FAST Tex Program at the University of Texas at Austin
by George Culp, Coco Kishi, and Judythe Wilbur, University of Texas at Austin

Connecting 500 Students in One Week!
by Marsha Maxwell, Bryant College