A few months ago, I was asked to join the advisory group for the EDUCAUSE Leading Academic Transformation Community of Practice. As we’ve been sifting through ideas, I keep coming back to one key question: just what do we mean by academic transformation, and how to you lead it?
BiographyKyle Johnson is the CIO and Dean for Information Technology and Services at Chaminade University. In that role he is responsible for all aspects of information technology at Chaminade University. His focus is on strategic priorities including integrating technology into the teaching and learning experience, ensuring Chaminade's systems assist in student success, and providing infrastructure services that match the increasingly fluid demands of students, faculty, and staff. He holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from N.C. State University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.
Kyle was previously the Associate Provost for Information & Learning Resources at SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, NY. In that role he provided vision, strategic and operational planning, and day to day oversight to a newly created campus organization which combine a number of SUNYIT groups, including information technology services, library services, instructional resources, tutoring, instructional design, and distance education.
Before his time at SUNYIT, Kyle was Chief Technology Officer and Director of Enterprise Applications for Guilford College. He was responsible for providing active leadership, including vision and long range planning, for Information Technology and Services; for integrating information technology (academic and administrative computing, media services, application/web development, and telecommunications) into all aspects of the institution; for close cooperation with the faculty, library, and other academic and administrative departments in meeting technology needs and in developing and finding support for innovative uses of technology in fulfilling the mission of Guilford College; and for the coordination of the College's many electronic resources. He served as the primary advocate for information technology and lead the College in imaginative and contemporary applications of these services.
Kyle also served for a decade as the Director of IT for Student Affairs at Duke University. In that position he provided strategic and long range planning for technology use in Student Affairs, including residential and student activity spaces, developed and articulated strategy for support of Division's technology infrastructure, including growing the department as division needs increased, acted as project manager for significant technology projects within the Division and as technical liaison for institutional projects, and provided representation on the university's Information Technology Advisory Council.
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Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) Advisory Committee
ELI 2016 Annual Meeting Program Committee
ECAR IT Funding Models: Current Limitations and Needs Group
Enterprise IT Program Advisory Group
Enterprise IT Program Advisory Group