Higher Education IT Leaders talk about some of the challenges around administrative systems strategy.
BiographyTed Dodds is Cornell's Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technologies. He arrived at Cornell in January 2011 to advance the university's strategic goals through sound information technology investments. As CIO, he has responsibility for the entire [email protected] community including both the central organization and the distributed IT Service Groups (in collaboration with other executives.) Ted is pursuing strategies to achieve scale economies in the delivery of utility IT services in order to make increased investments in academic technologies. Ted most recently served at the University of British Columbia, initially as Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology and then as Vice Provost for Information Technology. There his focus on strategic and long-range planning enabled progress in the key areas of IT funding, governance, security, and service management. Ted's information technology experience includes six years as Director of Computing Services at University of Windsor. While there, he earned an M.B.A. with a focus on internet commerce and banking. He completed a B.A. in computer science and psychology at the University of Guelph where he also launched his IT career in academia and ultimately led the Academic and Application Services operation. From 2009 to 2012 Ted served as an elected member of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors and functioned as its chair in 2010. He formerly served on the boards of the Kuali Foundation, CANARIE (Canada'Â€Â™s advanced networking organization) and BCNet (a regional research networking organization).
We Built, We Bought, We Shared: The Costs of Administrative Service Systems vs. the Academic Mission
Robert V. Kvavik and Richard N. Katz, The Promise and Performance of Enterprise Systems for Higher Education, ECAR Research Study, vol. 4, 2002.
Security breaches and data loss become likelier as more students, faculty, and staff bring their own devices to campus.