The EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues report provides advice on what to focus on this year. But what about issues that didn’t quite make the top 10? This blog describes one of them: IT Partnerships.
Susan Grajek is EDUCAUSE's Vice President for Communities and Research. She is responsible for formal and informal communities, including the Cybersecurity Initiative and HEISC, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), the Enterprise IT program, working groups, and constituent groups. EDUCAUSE research and benchmarking programs and services report to Susan, including the Core Data Service and the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). She also convenes the IT Issues Panel, which releases the Top 10 IT Issues annually.
Before joining EDUCAUSE, she spent over 25 years at Yale University in a variety of IT management and leadership positions at the University and the School of Medicine, which encompassed academic computing, IT support, communications, assessment, strategic planning, and relationship management. Grajek, who has a Ph.D. in research psychology from Yale, held a faculty appointment in the Yale University School of Medicine's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, where she taught data management. Her expertise encompasses the design and execution of research in management, the behavioral sciences, and public policy, as well as statistical analysis. She also has an established background in IT planning, assessment, and metrics, as well as IT operational leadership. Connect with Susan Grajek on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/susan-grajek/1/ab9/8b3) to stay current with new developments in EDUCAUSE communities and research.
Higher education is one of our economy’s most collaborative and open sectors. Many corporations have become effective partners by collaborating with colleges and universities to co-create solutions that optimize value for both sides.
EDUCAUSE has defined an initial eight digital capabilities for higher education and developed corresponding maturity and technology deployment assessments. This article describes those capabilities and provides advice for attaining them.
ECAR-CDS IT Support Services Working Group
ECAR-CDS IT Organization, Staffing, and Financing Working Group
ELI Advisory Board
Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) Advisory Committee
ECAR Campus Video Strategy Working Group