This 2008 ECAR research study builds upon the work done in 2004 by ECAR in its original study of information technology leadership. The 2008 study addresses the following questions:
- How significant a transition in leadership positions are we likely to see in the next few years?
- How confident are IT leaders in their skills, and how effective are their leadership styles?
- How is the position of IT leader viewed by those who might aspire to it?
- Is higher education doing all it can to foster a strong pipeline of future leaders?
- Do changes in the generational composition of the IT workforce present new challenges for leaders?
- How concerned are IT leaders with the prospect of a future shortage of skilled IT workers?
The report is based on a literature review; 3,100 responses to a web-based survey from IT professionals from 965 colleges and universities; 20 interviews with IT professionals including senior-most IT leaders, aspiring CIOs, and women IT leaders; input from two focus groups comprising mid-career IT managers and directors to discuss the future role of the CIO and the decision to aspire to become a CIO; and case studies. It also draws from the findings from the 2004 study to frame areas of inquiry and analysis.
|Table of Contents|
|Entire Study||Leading the IT Workforce in Higher Education|
|Chapter 1||Executive Summary|
|Chapter 4||The IT Workforce|
|Chapter 5||The Leaders|
|Chapter 6||The Aspirants|
|Chapter 7||IT Workforce Attitudes and Expectations|
|Chapter 8||IT Leaders and the Future of the Workforce|
|Chapter 9||Leading into the Future|
|Appendix A||Participants in Qualitative Interviews|
|Appendix B||Participants in Focus Groups|
|Appendix D||Statistical Details|
|Developing the IT Workforce at the University of South Australia|
|Views of the Top: Rising IT Leaders Discuss the CIO Position in Higher Education|
|Online Supporting Materials|