Leaders in Higher Education walk a tightrope every day.
Financial pressures have sustained while expectations and demands for return on investment have continued to increase. The pace of change has accelerated and will not stop. Market conditions have spurred new innovation and competition at the edges, some of which might be considered unwelcome.
On April 1 we reached out to the MOR Leaders alumni on behalf of Ed Clark, fellow program alum and current CIO of University of St Thomas, with a survey on "IT Centralization and the Innovation Value Chain in Higher Education". This was part of his PhD dissertation work, in which I am happy to report he passed and earned his degree. Congratulations Dr. Ed! As an expression of appreciation, Ed has drafted a summary of his findings to share with you all. Below please find that output.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Plusing Up” and the Princess Doll, is an essay by Jerry Wood, Director of Information Technology, for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Michigan. The essay first appeared as a program reflection earlier this year.
Yesterday was the 240th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress meeting at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This document announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule, and instead in a new nation, the United States of America.
On June 14, the MOR Virtual Conference brought together over 1,200 leaders from over 25 universities to jump-start the discussion on “Reimagining IT.” From MOR’s vantage point the rate of change in the external environment is accelerating. We believe universities need to respond to this by exploring how their IT communities can work collaboratively to better serve their clients. And then, after a roadmap is in hand, begin to realize the future.
Bruce Maas, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, at the University of Wisconsin, keynote video at the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference. Forces and Trends Part I and II.
Sue Workman, Vice President Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Case Western Reserve University, keynote video for the 2016 MOR Leaders Conference.
Every one of us has, at one time or another, disappointed a colleague or friend. No matter how hard you try, sometimes a deadline will be missed or a commitment not met. Many of these misses don’t carry huge consequences – almost always some disappointment, sometimes inconvenience, and perhaps some loss of credibility. And, some have huge consequences – real deep disappointment, loss of trust and credibility. Liann Davey says that it is inevitable that you won’t be able to live up to everyone’s expectations, neither small ones or large significant ones. There are simply too many priori