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Hi All, I was pleasantly surprised this morning when the person filling out our 2013 Core Data Survey came and asked me what accessibility standard we use on campus. This was the question we got in to Core Data for this year. By December of this year we should be able to see how member institutions responded. Greg -- Greg Kraus University IT Accessibility Coordinator NC State University 919.513.4087 gdkraus@ncsu.edu ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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This will be good information Jon Gunderson Sent from my iPhone
The deadline for completing the survey is September 13, then (assuming they'll be on the same schedule as last year) they'll be publishing a report in January 2014. Last year though they shared early findings at the EDUCAUSE conference:
http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/research/core-data-service/reports-analyses

It would be great if we could access early findings about accessibility. That might be useful information for our conference presentations and for the CIO webinar.

Terrill 

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Terrill Thompson
Technology Accessibility Specialist
DO-IT, Accessible Technology
UW Information Technology
University of Washington
tft@uw.edu


Colleagues,

I just took a few minutes to complete our submission to Core Data this year.  


The 2013 EDUCAUSE Core Data Survey has been extended to September 27.  I hope you will all consider participating in the survey this year. EDUCAUSE staff have responded to feedback from this community to restore the reporting interface (with an even better one), to make the survey tool easier to use, and to adjust the content so that it will be even more useful as we see how we compare to our peers and make the case for IT investments.  I have found it to be extremely useful at Oakland. The most important single improvement that could be made to it right now would be more institutions participating.

So many times we ask the list a question.  Sometimes, it seems we could ask better questions if we started our research with Core Data to inform our thinking, and then ask even more pointed questions of the list and our community. 

Susan Grajek, VP for Data, Research, and Analytics, is very interested in what you like and don't like about the Core Data service.  You'll see, as you go through the questions, there is an opportunity to provide feedback at the end of each section.  But don't hesitate to contact her if you want to discuss Core Data.
Hope you are all having a smooth start this fall -
Best wishes,
Theresa

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Amen for the extension . . . hope to get it done this weekend.

 

 

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I have to admit that they was some concern on my part as to how to characterize activities for Run/Grow/Transform (and I have to admit for us there is a lot of RUN, day-to-day keeping the boat afloat) and what we are trying to accomplish, but beyond that the survey is a great tool for all of us to use in promoting the value added to our institutions. Tom Thomas H. Carnwath | Vice President | Technology and Information Services The University of the Arts | 320 South Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19102 | Tel: 215-717-6440 [cid:4E020311-351A-4150-BE45-74C6CEE0805B] Need Assistance? Call Oops (215-717-6677) to get answers. OTIS will never ask for your personal information or password in an email. Never share this information with anyone. This message and any attachment may contain confidential or privileged information and is intended for the intended individual named as addressee. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately by return email and delete this message and all attachments from your system. Any unauthorized disclosure, use, distribution, or reproduction of this message or any attachments is prohibited and may be deemed unlawful. Please consider the environment before printing this email. From: Theresa Rowe > Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv > Date: Friday, September 6, 2013 10:50 AM To: "CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" > Subject: [CIO] Educause Core Data Survey Colleagues, I just took a few minutes to complete our submission to Core Data this year. The 2013 EDUCAUSE Core Data Survey has been extended to September 27. I hope you will all consider participating in the survey this year. EDUCAUSE staff have responded to feedback from this community to restore the reporting interface (with an even better one), to make the survey tool easier to use, and to adjust the content so that it will be even more useful as we see how we compare to our peers and make the case for IT investments. I have found it to be extremely useful at Oakland. The most important single improvement that could be made to it right now would be more institutions participating. So many times we ask the list a question. Sometimes, it seems we could ask better questions if we started our research with Core Data to inform our thinking, and then ask even more pointed questions of the list and our community. Susan Grajek, VP for Data, Research, and Analytics, is very interested in what you like and don't like about the Core Data service. You'll see, as you go through the questions, there is an opportunity to provide feedback at the end of each section. But don't hesitate to contact her if you want to discuss Core Data. The link for the survey is at http://www.educause.edu/research-and-publications/research/core-data-ser... Hope you are all having a smooth start this fall - Best wishes, Theresa -- Theresa Rowe Chief Information Officer Oakland University ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.
Tom, the Run/Grow/Transform question is part of our efforts to keep the Core Data Service in synch with IT metrics practices in and beyond higher education. We also added a question about mission-related IT spend, because that is on people's minds these days. These metrics may help you make the case for more investment in IT or a rebalancing of the IT budget. Adding new metrics like these can challenge organizations that have not examined their spend in these ways, and I expect many people will have to provide a good faith estimate. Over time, assuming these truly are useful for you all, the data will improve. In this way, we'll work together to advance your ability to track both tactical and strategic performance metrics, and then to put those data to work. We'll be looking closely at the data, and reaching out to you to get a sense of how effective these additions were and how we can help you provide data and use the data in CDS. Our innovations will inevitably not all be successful, and so we will adjust as we learn from our collective experiences. Many thanks to all of you who are participating in the Core Data Service this year. Theresa is correct: I appreciate your feedback, and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Susan Susan Grajek Vice President Data, Research, and Analytics EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036 direct: 202.331.5350 | main: 202.872.4200 | educause.edu
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