Scholarship News

Report sales and corporate donations have enabled CHECS to endow two annual scholarships:

1.  The Dr. Trudy Abramson Scholarship Fund awarding $1,000 a year to a higher-education technology leader pursuing a doctoral degree at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

2. The Dr. Polley Ann McClure Scholarship awarding $1,000 a year to an undergraduate student in the Management Information Systems program in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas Austin.

2013 Reports

2013 CIO Roles and Responsibility and Technology Leader Report

The 2013 reports, CIO Roles and Responsibility and Technology Leadership reports, are ready for distribution. We are excited about this year’s studies. The first CIO Roles and Responsibility survey was conducted a decade ago and this year’s report will look at possible trends and changes that have occurred in the last 10 years.

The Higher Education Chief Information Officer Roles and Effectiveness report, over 90 pages, contains a wide variety of information.  This information includes but is not limited to the demographics of the CIO, their perception of their effectiveness, their opinion on the attributes and experiences necessary for a higher education CIO, and their plans for the future. The report provides longitudinal data on a variety of questions to show trend data. The Higher Education Chief Information Officer Roles and Effectiveness study is a longitudinal study of the senior IT executive in higher education. The study was begun in 2003 and has been conducted nine times since then. CIOs from the United States and internationally are surveyed about a wide variety of topics. The institution management teams (other VPs and Presidents) of those CIOs are then given a survey containing many of the same questions that the CIO answered.  This two step process provides us with a way to compare CIO and IMT perceptions.  In addition survey information from the technology leader (those in the next organizational layer down from the CIO) is also included in the CIO report and provides yet a third perspective on questions that are very important for the higher education CIO. The report provides longitudinal data on a variety of questions to show trend data. 

The Higher Education Technology Leadership (TL) report, over 80 pages, contains information on those people most likely to succeed the higher education CIO in the future.  The report includes, but is not limited to the demographics of the TL, their career plans, activities they are undertaking to prepare for that future, and their perspective on the CIO job. The report also contains opinions on the CIO job from the CIO and the IMT. The Higher Education Technology Leadership study is a longitudinal study of the individual in the next organizational layer down from the higher education CIO.  The study was begun in 2009 and has been conducted five times since then. The report provides longitudinal data on a variety of questions to show trend data. 

- Available for $35 for an individual report or $100 for a higher-education institution site license. The site license allows you to share the report with every employee at the institution.

2013 Reports:

Resume Review

We are now offering this critical service* to help technology leaders refine and define their strengths, attributes and achievements. A resume may be the most important document which represents the sum of your career. The job search should not be the test for how it represents you. Using more than 30 years experience as a leader and more than a decade as a technology executive, Dr. Wayne Brown will review your resume for substance, style and the appropriateness key for a senior information technology role.
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*All funds raised through CHECS’ report sales and services support future research studies. CHECS is a nonprofit (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to the education and development of CIOs in higher education.