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The Research Team provides services through ECAR and CDS. Research programs are guided by EDUCAUSE members, Board of Directors, Executive Team, advisory groups, and expert panels.

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The 2014 Study of Students and IT

Use the feedback from more than 75,000 students to inform your IT planning with this publicly available ECAR report.

October ECAR Update

Get the latest research on integrated planning and advising services (IPAS), learning management systems, and finanacial management systems.

CDS Spotlight on the Financial Management System

See current data on higher education financial management systems, as well as future trends and implementation tips in this new ECAR resource.

Responsive Web Design in Higher Education

Responsive web design is becoming a critical pillar of an institution’s overall mobile strategy. This ECAR working group paper will help you understand the critical success factors for...

What Do Faculty Need and Expect from IT?

Hear what nearly 17,500 faculty members had to say in the new "ECAR Study of Faculty and Information Technology" and infographic.

2015 Student/Faculty Research

Get a complete picture of student and faculty IT needs and expectations. Sign up to participate in the ECAR technology research in the academic community surveys. Learn More >

 

WORKING GROUPS

To work on technology challenges with fellow IT leaders, join an ECAR Working Group. Upcoming projects include Using the LMS to Produce Predictive Analytics, Preparing Your IT Organization for the Cloud, and The Cost of Distributed IT. Learn More >

Interested in higher education IT data benchmarking? See EDUCAUSE Core Data Service.

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