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ERIC Number: EJ854001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Managing Faculty Data at the University of Tennessee: The SEDONA Project
Woodroof, Jon B.; Searcy, DeWayne L.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n1 p36-44 2004
Information technology plays an increasingly prominent role in the strategic initiatives of higher education institutions. Technology projects are becoming the largest projects on campus, approaching funding levels of bricks and mortar investments. Information systems are viewed as critical in attracting high-quality faculty, staff, and students, and they are used to solve administrative information problems, support accreditation efforts, integrate curriculum, and deliver course content. All of this does not come cheaply. In fact, the cost of delivering IT services is rising steadily. Many campus leaders believe that outsourcing selective IT operations is the answer. In this article, the authors briefly examine the information needs of higher education institutions, specifically the needs of business schools for data on faculty activities. The authors also explore outsourcing options using the University of Tennessee as an example. The specific project described in this article involved outsourcing a Web-enabled faculty database called SEDONA, an application for collecting, managing, evaluating, and reporting faculty teaching, research, and service activities. (Contains 5 figures and 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee