The EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service Report: Highlights and Insights into Higher Education Information Technology
Each year Ashland University and about 800 other higher education institutions participate in the Core Data Service. We report on various details of technology services, budgets, staffing and trends at our institution and, when combined with the larger group, this provides valuable information on technology trends in higher education and provides important benchmarking information. The entire report is available at http://www.educause.edu/Resources/TheEDUCAUSE2011CoreDataService/245425 but for the next few weeks I will highlight specific sections of this report and point out trends and information that are of significant interest to Ashland University.
The majority of the CIO/Vice President of Information Technology positions report to the President or Chancellor (34%); 27% report to the highest ranking administrative officer and 20% report the highest ranking academic officer
Outsourcing – over 80% of the institutions reporting outsource no services; 17% outsource a few services; 3% outsource many services; 3% of MA Private Institutions outsource three or more IT functions and 5% of the MA Private Institutions outsource all or nearly all IT staff