ERIC Number: ED474194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
The Chief Information Officer: Job and Organization Design in the Community College. Summary of Findings.
Summarizes findings from a study of the emerging Information Technology function of community college "Chief Information Officers" (CIOs). According to the author, rapid changes in both technological environments and in the expectations of what technology will be used for have significantly shaped CIO responsibilities within community colleges. The following elements of the CIO job were examined at 23 community colleges: (1) the level of authority and placement in the executive decision-making structure; (2) key functions of the job with respect to support for administration, instruction and learning, and integration of information technology and communications across campus; and (3) the nature of the most recent job redesign and the reasons for it. The data was gathered though the implementation of an online survey of community college CIOs, follow-up telephone interviews with selected CIOs and college presidents, examination of instructional Web sites and other public documents, and background research using the U.S. Department of Education IPEDS database. The author reports findings on the following themes: (1) frequent design and redesign of CIO position; (2) variety of job titles and reporting arrangements; (3) job responsibilities; (4) CIO and the learning environment; and (5) organizational configurations. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Summary of Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon.