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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.


New Publications

Improving Access to the National Computational Infrastructure: The Role of Regional Organizations
This Research Bulletin takes a look at how regional organizations provide support to computational researchers and can expand engagement at research-intensive universities.

Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt
This Research Bulletin describes UCF’s approach to adaptive learning, what it has learned so far, and where it is headed.

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.

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.


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


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.


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


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


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:

For more information or to suggest future webinar topics, contact us at