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IT Leadership in Higher Education, 2016: The Enterprise Architect

Abstract

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 enterprise architects (EAs). This study sought to identify the characteristics and functions of EAs: what background and training these individuals possess, their scope of work and responsibilities, and the personal and professional characteristics that contribute to their success. The audiences for this report are EAs themselves, those who aspire to be EAs, and those to whom EAs report. This report can help all of these stakeholder groups understand the job of EA—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 Enterprise Architect. Research Report, Louisville, CO: ECAR, April 2017.

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