Colleges Look Outside for IT Management

Three North American colleges have signed on with CampusWorks to supply IT personnel, management, and strategic planning. Through the deals, CampusWorks will supply the colleges with everything from a CIO to planning for technological investments using its "Learner-Centered Technology Management Co-Source Model."

The Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland has inked a multi-year deal with the company to provide a CIO/CTO for the institution who will head up a project delivery team. The team will integrate with the college's existing IT staff to provide support for select projects.

The Community College of Baltimore County serves about 70,000 students, the largest concentration of students in higher education in Maryland.

Also in the works is a deal with Keyano College in Alberta, Canada, to which CampusWorks will supply IT leadership services; specialists in ERP software, Web, instructional technologies, networking, security, and IT staff development.

Keyano College serves more than 3,000 students on four campuses and at four learning centers.

Also, as previously reported, Coconino Community College in Arizona has signed a five-year deal with CampusWorks, which will supply the college with a CIO and various technical personnel to oversee IT staff development. Coconino Community College serves about 3,600 students on six campuses and satellite sites.

The Learner-Centered Technology Management Co-Source Model model has been implemented in a number of colleges throughout North America, including Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts, Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts, and Red Deer College in Alberta, according to the company.

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