Patterns and Options for Managing Information Technology on Campus

Paperback / softback
In colleges and universities, information technology (IT) has become a key factor in the execution of day-to-day operations as well as the promotion of goals and missions. As a variety of technologies are put into place in many areas of the campus - from the dorm room to the dean's office - the need for cohesion and co-operation among these systems has increased and effective management of IT has become critical. The aim of this book is to provide an examination of the options for managing technologies in the arena of higher education. Based on results of interviews with chief information officers (CIO) and other information managers, it presents a range of management models. The issues addressed cover the theoretical, of the relationships between information officers, as well as the practical, of job descriptions and necessary qualifications for CIOs. Also included are sections on why management of IT is critical for higher educaton, problems in the organization of IT and the impact of technology on management roles and structures. The book is aimed at library directors and high-level administrators at colleges and universities.