"Anyone with a serious interest in the future of education will find this book provocative, prescient, prescriptive, and pivotal. It is a must–read for those responsible for preparing educational institutions at all levels for their new role in our networked society."
Vinton G. Cerf, senior vice president, MCI WORLDCOM, and chairman, Internet Society
"Transformative. That′s what networks are; that′s the role our institutions must fill for society; and that′s what our leadership must be. This book provides valuable insight into networks and the challenges we must address to ensure that higher education thrives in the Knowledge Age."
Molly Corbett Broad, president, University of North Carolina
"The networks of today and tomorrow are...engines of transformation that will affect virtually every aspect of life in the academy. This book will prove essential to presidents and other campus leaders who must plan for, and invest in, the networking infrastructures that will powerfully impact the futures of our institutions."
John Hitt, president, University of Central Florida
"All of educational practice will eventually contribute to the creative and fast–paced links that we know through the Internet. The thoughtful essays in this volume can, indeed, help us prepare for that future."
Jane Margaret "Maggie" O′Brien, president, St. Mary′s College of Maryland
This first volume from the EDUCAUSE Leadership Strategies series examines the changes and challenges that the advanced Internet2 will bring to higher education campuses everywhere. This forward–thinking guide provides a road map to the extraordinary capabilities of the advanced Internet to come. Far from a technical study, Preparing Your Campus for a Networked Future is a pragmatic exploration of what leaders can do to prepare for continually evolving technology.
EDUCAUSE is committed to shaping and enabling transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management.
Mark Luker is a vice president at EDUCAUSE, responsible for monitoring policy that affects information technology and telecommunications. He is also head of Net@EDU, an EDUCAUSE program that develops leading strategies for networking in higher education.
Instructional Roles for Advanced Networks (C. Barone & M. Luker).
Libraries of the Future (R. Lucier).
Inventing the Advanced Internet (D. Van Houweling).
Preparing the Campus for Tomorrow′s Network (P. Long).
Working with Neighboring Campuses (R. Hutchins).
National Policy to Broaden Participation in Advanced Networking (G. Strawn & D. Staudt).
How to Do More with Less (E. Chaffee).
Developing a Campus Vision and Leading the Way to Change (M. Luker).