The CIO in Higher Education   The CIO in Higher Education


Information Technology leadership in a university environment shares many characteristics with corporate environments. There is a need in both universities and corporations for strategic planning, budgeting, project management, communication with stakeholders and alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and values. And yet, the university environment has its own unique characteristics which are the subject of this book. University IT departments typically support multiple aspects of the university’s operations, including teaching, research and business functions. The CIO in a university faces unique issues in leadership, governance, security and technologies tailored to the higher education environment. This book ends with a discussion of the future of technology in higher education and the drivers of change including the top ten social, economic, technological and pedagogical trends facing universities today and in the next ten years