Manage Today's IT Complexities with an Enterprise Architecture Practice
EDUCAUSE is the North American organisation for IT in Higher Education, filling roughly the same role as UCISA in the UK. For the UK, I would add the UCISA EA Community of Practice to the "knowledge base", rather than the North American ITANA group.
The section in the article about formulating an EA practice strategy is highly relevant. We started with a completely bottom-up approach and it quickly transpired that we didn't have the time or resources to produce the results we wanted. Now we are sort of half-way between the two: we have top-down support within Information Services Group, and are reaching out in a bottom-up way to the rest of the University.
It's an interesting article and not too long. Take a look!