Avoiding failure, the authors suggest, can be just as important for IT professionals as emulating success. Lessons ensue.
Jenn Stringer is the Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for the J. Paul Getty Trust. She oversees the organization's IT team and Trust-wide strategic digital initiatives, including systems that support expansive digital art and photography collections, cultural heritage data management, and the archives of the Getty Library, the world’s largest dedicated to the visual arts and architecture.
Before coming to Getty, she was the Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer for the University of California, Berkeley. She served Berkeley for over ten years in a variety of roles, including the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Academic Technology Officer, where she was responsible for bringing together Educational Technology, Research IT, Digital Learning Services, and the Center for Teaching and Learning to serve faculty and support student success.
Before coming to Berkeley, she was the Director of Academic Technology Services at New York University and Director of Educational Technology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a leader, technologist, and librarian who is passionate about the role of technology and access to information as strategic enablers to support the academic and public missions of institutions. She believes technology can and should be a force for good in the world.
She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with honors in History and completed her Master's in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Jenn is a Frye Leadership Institute Fellow and is a past member of the EDUCAUSE Institute of Management Faculty. She currently represents EDUCAUSE on the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Steering Committee and the EDUCAUSE Nominations Committee and is a former Viewpoints Editor for Educause Review.
Gender classifications and their codification in institutional systems can serve as a catalyst for conversations about the collective ethical responsibility of the IT community to safeguard this data and support its appropriate use.
This study canvassed CIOs, known CATOs and academic technology leaders, as well as deans and provosts to understand changes happening across institutions of higher education in academic technology.