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ERIC Number: EJ799748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
The Corporate CIO Model and the Higher Education CIO
Lineman, Jeffrey P.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n1 p4-5 2007
To date, most CIO studies have looked at the corporate model without regard to the unique demands of the academic arena. Despite many similarities between the skills, responsibilities, and roles of corporate and higher education CIOs, enough differences exist in their working environments and applications to warrant more study specifically targeting the higher education CIO. In light of the serious technology issues institutions of higher education face today and for the next few years, it is important that educators do not attempt to use model or paradigms for higher education CIOs that do not fit. New studies should focus on defining the specific aspects of the CIO role that help higher education CIOs succeed in the world of academia according to the goals of their institutions. The author's recent study focused narrowly on one aspect: perceived managerial roles for CIOs within institutions of higher education. The author found a statistically significant difference between higher ed and corporate CIOs, prompting him to think that other differences exist. A qualitative study of corporate CIOs and higher education CIOs could determine additional areas handled differently by the two groups. The differences will probably occur in the balance or mix of roles, responsibilities, duties, skills, and applications of the CIO position rather than whether a specific function is a part of the CIO position. (Contains 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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