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The IT Forum partners with higher ed leaders in this field, providing you with the tools and resources to diagnose institutional challenges, guide cross-functional initiatives on campus, and provide smart IT investment guidance. To enable you to train and empower your team and guide institutional transformation, we provide guidance on the following areas:

Competition for IT talent is fierce, and in most regions, demand for these skill sets is outpacing supply. Here are four ideas to attract and retain the right talent.

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Unless project portfolios created before the COVID-19 crisis emerged are re-prioritized, colleges and universities will misdirect resources and may weaken their COVID-19 response. Our scorecard template helps colleges and universities re-prioritize project portfolios to sustain the medium-term COVID-19 response.

As colleges and universities prepare for Spring semester, they must plan to continue employing the measures they diligently implemented in the Fall (e.g., enforcing masks, frequent testing, manual contact tracing) and work to strengthen their COVID-19 containment strategy in any way possible. Exposure notification apps – mobile apps that notify users of their exposure to other users who have tested positive for COVID-19 – can prove a valuable addition to any institution’s COVID-19 containment strategy.

While online learning is the most conspicuous part of this new reality, a quieter but arguably more successful achievement has been the ease with which institutions shifted overnight from campus-bound to remote administrative operations. To its surprise, higher education learned that it had an infrastructure and a workforce flexible enough to adopt new modes of work.

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In this event, part of the Executive Roundtable Meeting Series, the IT Forum will share insights on technology organizational structures and how to transition from systems-focused to service-focused IT organization.

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