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Participate in Technology Research in the Academic Community
New Faculty Study in 2014!
Participate in both studies to understand the technology expectations and experiences of your students and faculty.
Sign Up for 2014 Student and Faculty Studies
Students and faculty are arguably the most important consumers of campus IT services. ECAR has conducted research on students and IT since 2004. In 2014, ECAR will expand its research about technology in the academic community to include the perspectives and experiences of faculty, in addition to undergraduate students.
You may participate in the student study, the faculty study, or both. To get started, complete the intent-to-participate form by the deadline dates listed on the form and in the section to right. We've staggered the due dates to give you more time.
"The first step in identifying opportunities for improvement and measuring progress to improved user experiences is to understand student and faculty experiences with technology and expectations of technology in the academic environment." — Eden Dahlstrom, Senior Research Analyst, ECAR
Participating in both will enable you to compare a subset of common survey questions to understand the technology expectations and experiences of these two populations around the same technology issue.
When you participate in the ECAR technology studies, you'll increase your understanding of how students and faculty experience technology and expect to use technology in their academic lives. In addition to the annual research hub reports, study participants will receive an aggregate-level summary/benchmarking report that compares your responses with other institutions' and raw (anonymous) data of your responses, enabling you to conduct further analyses.
How to Participate
Any higher education institution may participate in ECAR technology surveys, and there is no fee to participate. You may participate in the student study, the faculty study, or both.
Select a survey administrator. Institutions must appoint a survey administrator, who is responsible for corresponding with ECAR, securing institutional approval, providing sampling plan information, and sending the survey invitation to students and/or faculty.
Review the resources below. These will help you prepare and execute each study.
Complete the intent-to-participate form. Each study is conducted separately. The deadline dates for your forms are staggered to give you time to focus on each study.
Resources for the 2014 Technology Studies
Unlinked items below are forthcoming.
Student Study 2014