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Top 10 Myths About Higher Ed CIOs
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Shane M. O'Neill
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1/9/2014 | 4:03:10 PM
The CIO's boss
Good information here Wayne. I'm wondering if CIOs who report directly to the university president (or the CEO) are more effective in their roles. Having a good relationship -- or at least a relationship -- with the king would be an asset, no?
WB1234
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1/9/2014 | 4:12:13 PM
Re: The CIO's boss
Good question Shane. In fact, there has not been a statistically significant difference in effectiveness between CIOs who report to the President and those who do not. As a former CIO, I do believe there are lots of good reasons for the CIO to report to the President.
Laurianne
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1/10/2014 | 5:11:41 PM
University CIOs and tenure
I would have guessed (correctly) that university CIOs have longer tenures -- if only because a college town typically offers an appealing place to live, and being around people who are learning can be quite energizing.

Of course, academia has its own special brand of politics. Any former university CIOs care to chime in on that factor?


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