We recently interviewed and surveyed a group of students, faculty and university staff about their experiences with IT implementations, to discover how end users in Higher Ed prefer to be communicated with. Responses were varied, but many were accompanied by suggestions.
Our Why is Higher Ed Different? series is coming to a close, and there’s no better topic to wrap it up with than the university IT staffing process. It can be difficult to transition from another IT field to Higher Ed and get the experience that most universities look for.
Before any data can be migrated over to your new LMS, you will need to configure it to meet the specific needs of your institution. In terms of course data, you’ll need to determine how your catalog will be structured and what types of courses will be offered.
Colleges and universities require administrative tools, human resource software, and security systems, just like any business, but they also service thousands of students and hundreds of faculty that need to be considered when creating deliverables in Higher Ed IT.
The construction of new offices and the remodeling of older ones is a large part of the yearly upkeep of Higher Ed IT. Spaces need to be redesigned around new technological requirements, and new construction needs to fit in comfortably with already established infrastructure.