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ECAR working groups bring together higher education IT leaders to address technology challenges. Individuals at EDUCAUSE member institutions are invited to collaborate on projects that advance emerging technologies important to colleges and universities. See all the ECAR Working Group publications in the EDUCAUSE library.

 

Research Bulletins

ECAR Research Bulletins are authored by EDUCAUSE members and provide concise, insightful analyses of key IT developments and their impact on higher education.
 

New Publications

Demonstrating Value Through IT Service Management in Higher Education
This paper explores the motivations for why higher education IT organizations are moving to ITSM and shares examples of how ITSM has been applied.

New Approaches to Higher Education IT Strategic Planning
This paper looks at causes for a shift in how institutions are approaching IT strategic planning. In addition, new models and trends in IT strategic planning are identified to help guide IT organizations as they are considering their own strategic planning approach.

Preparing the IT Organization for the Cloud: Cloud Awareness and User Support
This sixth paper in the cloud series outlines how institutions can address end-user support, end-user documentation, user training, and community outreach in the cloud.

Recent Publications

See all ECAR Working Group Resources. Visit the EDUCAUSE library.

Technology Spotlights

This series of papers is designed to help you learn about and understand the implications of emerging technologies in higher education.

2016 Spotlights:

See also the 2015 Spotlights

Get Involved

Address emerging issues, identify trends, present findings, and more.

EDUCAUSE ANNUAL Conference

Plan on joining us at this year ECAR Working Group meetings at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group Meeting
Meeting Agenda
10 – 11:50 a.m
Hilton, El Capitan A/B, 4th Floor

ECAR Working Groups Open Meeting
Meeting Agenda
12 – 2:50 p.m.
Hilton, California Ballroom B, 2nd Floor
Open to all conference attendees;  no separate registration is required.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Big Data for Research in the Campus Landscape
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 204C, Level Two

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Meet the Staff Who Support ECAR Working Groups
10 – 10:30 a.m.
EDUCAUSE Central, Lobby C, Level One

Cloud Readiness: Preparing for Takeoff
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 211A/B, Level Two

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Better Decision-Making: Data You Can Use to Inform Your Cloud Strategy
8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Meeting Room 304A/B, Level Three

New Models for IT Strategic Planning: A Report from the ECAR Working Group
8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Meeting Room 204B, Level Two

Working Group Webinars

ECAR Working Group webinars engage the higher education community in a conversation around previously published ECAR Working Group content. No registration is required. Access the events online at: https://educause.acms.com/ecar/

For more information or to suggest future webinar topics, contact us at ECARWG@educause.edu