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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...

August ECAR Update

This issue features the new study on faculty and IT. Also find volunteer opportunities and a bulletin with insights on CRMs for higher ed.

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.

Enterprise Mobility Management

Get evaluation criteria for EMM suites in this new Gartner report for ECAR subscribers.

Retain Your Top-Notch IT Staff

Get recommendations for creating a better work environment, increasing staff motivation, and facilitating staff retention in this new ECAR Research Bulletin.

Two Campuses on IT GRC

See what IT governance, risk, and compliance looks like at Case Western Reserve University and St. Louis University in two new ECAR Campus Snapshots.

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


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