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


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 chief data officers. This study sought to identify the characteristics and functions of CDOs: 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 CDOs themselves, those who aspire to be CDOs, and those to whom CDOs report. This report can help all of these stakeholder groups understand the job of the CDO—at their local institution and elsewhere—and compare it with a higher education–wide “baseline.”


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

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