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2012 Frye Leadership Institute Accepting Applications

The Frye Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for its 2012 session, to be held June 3–8 in Washington, D.C. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 16, 2011.

Established in 2000, the Frye Leadership Institute is the premier senior leadership development experience for CIOs, librarians, information technology professionals, and administrators in higher education.

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For Women Who Aspire to Senior Leadership Roles in Higher Education

Coproduced by 19 higher education associations, the Women's Leadership Institute is the premier program for women who aspire to senior leadership roles in higher education.

If you attend, you'll have the opportunity to meet women from a wide array colleges and universities who share your goals and aspirations. Participate in this year's program to:

  • Hone your leadership skills for working in a rapidly changing environment
  • Share experiences with others about how campuses are adapting and adjusting to new realities
  • Create new personal networks and networking skills to better tap the higher education community

Choose to attend in one of two locations:

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EDUCAUSE Announces New Initiative to Advance Analytics at U.S. Colleges and Universities

EDUCAUSE announced today a new initiative to advance analytics at U.S. colleges and universities. EDUCAUSE will work with the higher education community to provide thought leadership and education to develop institutional capability for analytics.

"Sophisticated uses of data and benchmarking have revolutionized business and industry,” said Diana Oblinger, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE. “These same techniques can deepen our understanding of learner success, improve our ability to track progress, and help us make the best decisions about campus resources."

The initiative has three primary objectives:

New Core Data Service Almanacs Summarize and Distill Data by Topic and Carnegie Class

The new Core Data Service (CDS) data almanacs are now available. Listed below, you'll find six two-page, easy-to-scan summaries that distill CDS data by topic and Carnegie 2000 classification. Visit the Research and Analyses hub to view all CDS resources.

Core Data Service Almanacs
These two-page easy-to-scan summaries of key data points are organized by topic and Carnegie 2000 classification.

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ECAR Releases National Study of Students and IT

ECAR has just released The National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011. The report sheds light on how information technology affects the college experience. Because of the widespread interest in and importance of this topic, ECAR has made this report publicly accessible upon release.

The 2011 study differs from past studies in that the questionnaire was reengineered and responses were gathered from a nationally representative sample of 3,000 students in 1,179 colleges and universities.

Key Findings

Thank you, Steve Jobs

Thank you, Steve Jobs, for helping us to “think different” about technology in higher education. We celebrate your contributions by sharing this 1998 conversation with our community.

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EDUCAUSE Data, Research, and Analytics at EDUCAUSE 2011


With the increasing pressures for accountability, efficiency, and continuous improvement in higher education, our need for data and analytics will continue to grow. To help meet this increasing need, EDUCAUSE is expanding its research and analytics.

We would like to invite you to learn more about EDUCAUSE Data, Research, and Analytics at EDUCAUSE 2011, October 18–21.  Join us in Philadelphia for a community update on the Future Directions for EDUCAUSE Research. CIOs and senior IT leaders are invited to join Susan Grajek and Joanne Dehoney in the CIO and Senior IT Leader Lounge for an informal discussion on EDUCAUSE Plans for Data and Analytics in 2012.

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend sessions on this year’s research reports:

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ECAR Releases Report on IT Leadership

ECAR has just released The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, 2011 Report. The report examines the CIO role—past, present, and emergent.

The study gathered quantitative and qualitative data from 3,400 IT professionals at 1,053 institutions of higher education. Below is a selection of the key issues and findings you'll find on the research hub:

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: A Free Webinar and Two Easy Ways to Increase Awareness

Two Easy Ways to Increase Awareness

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is only a few days away. Below are two easy ways to increase cybersecurity awareness on your campus.

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month -- Are You Ready?

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is less than one month away. Start thinking about what you can do to raise awareness among faculty, students, and staff on your campus.

Save the Date

Plan to join us October 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET as we kickoff NCSAM with an EDUCAUSE Live! web seminar focused on cybersecurity. Registration and detailed web seminar information will be made available September 27 on the EDUCAUSE Live! homepage.

Use These Resources to Help with Your Planning

EDUCAUSE Resources

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