6 ways CIOs can revolutionize universities

October 21, 2013

At a recent conference in the US, several PSE chief information officers (CIOs) offered their peers advice on how CIOs can play a transformational role at their institutions. 6 takeaway messages included: be relevant, constantly being on campus and listening to the problems and concerns of faculty and students to develop solutions; reach out to the community, which includes other academic and staff departments, to meet local employers’ needs; don’t be afraid to “take staff and faculty by the hand” to walk them through a technology; try teaching along with other duties; optimize new services for mobile and take advantage of the cloud; and convince others within the organization that things are their idea, giving credit to others. Education Dive