Part 1: Organization Structures

On Demand

Learning Objectives

  • Create awareness for how universities and colleges are structured and governed.
  • Gain clarity on the diversity of governance models based on institution type.
  • Develop an understanding for how institutional priorities and organizational reporting structures impact technology investment decision-making.


  • Malcolm Brown

    Consultant, EDUCAUSE Alumni
  • Dr. Vernon C. Smith

    Provost, American Public University System

Resources & Downloads

  • Recording

    Updated on 1/27/2024
  • Audio only

    Updated on 1/27/2024

Additional Resources

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education: An overview of the framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States. The framework primarily serves educational and research purposes, where it is often important to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions.

IT Governance Process and Structure: An example of a higher education IT governance and IT organizational structure, including a description of the IT governance process.

Organizational Structure: An EDUCAUSE collection of resources related to higher education organizational structures, including centralized and decentralized support, distributed computing, and IT units.