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Today's Higher Education IT Workforce
January 13, 2014

Key Findings Soft skills are rated by chief information officers (CIOs), managers, and staff alike as being the most important skills for success. Technical proficiency is more importan…

Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) Research
August 30, 2013

Related Initiative: EDUCAUSE iPASS Grant Challenge The latest EDUCAUSE grant competition, Integrated Planning & Advising for Student Success (iPASS) in higher education, awarded gr…

The State of E-Learning in Higher Education: An Eye Toward Growth and Increased Access
June 21, 2013

Key Findings Nearly all institutions have a major interest in e-learning, at least at the level of some departments. Online courses are ubiquitous, with over 80% of institutions offerin…

Research Computing: The Enabling Role of Information Technology
November 2, 2012

Key Findings Information technology’s primary research computing role is as an enabler of research. Provision of specialized staff—particularly programmers, analysts, and data-inten…

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012
September 17, 2012

Key Findings See the 2012 report for a full list key messages, findings, and supporting data. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best suppor…

Measuring User Satisfaction: Why It's Important and How to Do It
August 2, 2012

Key Findings Institutional leaders, CIOs, and service managers are focused on service delivery. Understanding the user perspective is instrumental in making good decisions about service sou…

Information Technology Services in Community Colleges: Strengths, Opportunities, and Challenges
July 17, 2012

This report is the product of a secondary analysis of the EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service survey and the 2011 ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology . Data fr…

The 2011 Enterprise Application Market in Higher Education
June 14, 2012

Key Findings Almost every college and university (>95%) delivers a set of six core applications: student information, HR/payroll, finance, e-mail (for faculty and staff and for students)…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Report
October 14, 2011

Key Findings The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology sheds lights on how information technology affects the college experience. ECAR has conducted this annual study…

The Higher Education CIO: Portrait of Today, Landscape of Tomorrow, 2011
October 3, 2011

Key Findings The CIO role in higher education continues to inspire, perplex, and fascinate those who examine it. The 2011 ECAR study of information technology leaders in colleges and universit…