Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Top of Mind Podcast: Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Helen Patton, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University. Patton explains the security challenges Ohio State has faced with staff working remotely. She shares thoughts on the importance of the partnership between security and technology teams within an institution. Hear suggestions for success in […]

Is a COVID-19 Pivot Needed in Higher Education (and For Those Who Serve It)?

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few weeks thinking about what, if any, long-term impact the COVID-19 experience will have on our lives and expectations, broadly, and on higher education, specifically. I suspect many of us have. How long will this pandemic continue? Will we return to ‘normal’ at some point, or […]

What Drives a University to Establish a Research Technology Organization?

Top of Mind: What Drives a University to Establish a Research Technology Organization

Over the past decade, Arizona State University’s research expenditures have grown by over a half-billion dollars, while operations expenditures have increased by less than 10%. A move toward automation and specialized research-first services is largely credited for this growth occurring despite relatively minor increase in administrative spending. ASU’s Research Technology Office (RTO), founded 10 years […]