IT Leadership in Higher Education, 2016: The Chief Information Officer

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As part of its series of studies of the IT workforce in higher education, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducted a survey of CIOs. This study sought to identify the characteristics and functions of CIOs: what background and training do these individuals possess, what is their scope of work and responsibilities, and what personal and professional characteristics contribute to their success. The audiences for this report are CIOs themselves, those who aspire to be CIOs, and those to whom CIOs report. This report can help all of these stakeholder groups understand the job of CIO—at their local institution and elsewhere—and compare it to a higher education–wide baseline.

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Citation for this Work Pomerantz, Jeffrey. IT Leadership in Higher Education, 2016: The Chief Information Officer. Research report. Louisville, CO: ECAR, March 2017.

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