Sunday, June 12, 2016

Technology in Higher Education: Guiding Aspiring Leaders - Karen A. Wetzel, EDUCAUSE Review

Today's institutions need to adopt new models to stay competitive. They need to focus on outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and responsiveness. These needs have combined with the rapid development of technology across all layers of society and throughout the institution. The higher education IT leader stands at the center of all this change, holding a complex and demanding position that requires a range of skills. However, many aspiring technology leaders meet with difficulty in stepping up to a leadership role. The rapid pace of change in technology and higher education alike mean the challenging role of the IT leader will continue to evolve in the coming years. It is crucial to do what we can to future-proof the profession by preparing tomorrow's higher education IT leaders now. http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/5/technology-in-higher-education-guiding-aspiring-leaders

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