ERIC Number: ED377795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Organizational and Technological Strategies for Higher Education in the Information Age. CAUSE Professional Paper Series, #13.
Ernst, David J.; And Others
This paper examines five key trends impacting higher education administration: (1) traditional funding sources are flat or decreasing; (2) public expectations and state mandates are calling for more reporting requirements and accountability; (3) consumer expectations demand more sophisticated services requiring greater access to date; (4) evolving organizational structures will significantly change traditional hierarchies; and (5) sophisticated knowledge workers require expanded technical and consulting support. Each trend is introduced with a question or issue that might occur to a campus chief executive, followed by an assessment of organizational and technological implications, with economic implications discussed where appropriate. The paper seeks to demonstrate that, rather than being part of the problem, information technology is part of the solution. New strategies are proposed to deal with change, using information technology tools to meet the challenges of administering higher education in the information age. (Contains 50 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accountability, Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, College Administration, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, Technical Assistance
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: CAUSE, Boulder, CO.