Scholarship News

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

1.  The Dr. Trudy Abramson Scholarship 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.

3. Coming in 2015 РThe Dr. Detlev H. Smaltz Scholarship awarding $1,000 a year to an undergraduate or graduate student in Management Information Systems  

2014 Reports

2014 CIO Roles and Responsibility, Technology Leader, and Chief Information Security Officer Reports

The 2014 reports, CIO Roles and Responsibility, Technology Leader, and CISO reports, are ready for distribution. We are excited about this year’s studies. The first CIO Roles and Responsibility survey was conducted in 2003 and this year’s report will look at trends and changes that have occurred in the last 11 years.

The Higher Education Chief Information Officer Roles and Effectiveness report contains a wide variety of information about the higher education CIO.  This information includes 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. 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 Higher Education Technology Leadership (TL) report contains information on those people most likely to succeed the higher education CIO in the future.  The report includes 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 CIO job requirements 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 six times since then. The report provides longitudinal data on a variety of questions to show trend data.

The CISO survey was conducted for the first time in 2014. CISOs and CIOs were invited to respond to a survey about the CISO roles, background, and place in the organization – Released in late Sept 2014.

- 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 and gives the institution recognition as a CHECS sponsor.

2014 Reports:

CHECS 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.