The current global public health crisis is creating huge challenges for higher education. Colleges and universities across the globe are closing on-campus activities. Classes–and day-to-day business–are moving online. Higher education institutions are scrambling to deal with the day-to-day operational issues of the crisis, and these are, no doubt, huge.
In the last two Meetup blog posts, we explored ways that IT departments can be a part of overall strategies for advancing the educational and administrative missions of the university by sharing the perspectives of CIO’s and CFO’s from our most recent MeetUp event. This topic has been of interest to our group for the […]
Historically, college IT units are characterized as “cost centers” performing an increasingly critical function for the college’s educational and administrative mission but representing an increasingly expensive part of the budget. IT services across campus have become more expensive as faculty members, administrators, and students have demanded access to the latest hardware and software. IT budgets and staffs are taxed to keep up.
This blog post was originally published on Econsult Solution, Inc.’s website. Econsult Solutions, Inc. has positioned itself as a preferred provider of economic and social impact studies and related advisory services for institutions of higher education of all sizes and types. Learn more about their capabilities. Recently, while visiting with friends, we spoke of their son’s alma […]
Concerns regarding artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation have recently received a considerable amount of attention. Do these advancements pose a threat that will destroy the jobs created in the post-industrial revolution at best or at worst leave us all as physically passive creatures reclining on lounge chairs in the world anticipated by “The Matrix”?