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Calculating the Costs of Distributed IT Staff and Applications
August 20, 2015

As most higher education institutions continue to experience rising costs, reductions in funding from nontuition sources, and growing pressure to curtail tuition increases, the need to know and m…

2014 Student and Faculty Technology Research Studies
October 30, 2014

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community This research can catalyze conversations among IT professionals about how to better serve their constituents; among institutional leaders…

Five Guidelines for Instituting IT Value Measurement
November 13, 2012

Factors including budget cutbacks, rigorous regulatory requirements, rising demands for IT services, and IT’s contribution to transformative change fuel the need for IT leaders to communicate I…

Through a Glass, Brightly: IT’s Impact on Higher Education by 2020
August 28, 2012

The ECAR 2012 Symposium, was held June 18–20, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. This event gave IT and higher education leaders the chance to imagine that the year is 2020 and to speculate about th…

If I Had a Million Dollars
March 20, 2012

This ECAR Research Bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey results related to a somewhat lighthearted but insightful hypothetical question about how two constituent groups mig…

Delivering the Dual Mission of University IT
July 28, 2011

Presentation at the 2011 ECAR Symposium, July 28, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. University IT departments have evolved organically, but the time has come to purposefully organize to support the du…

Facing Education’s Mounting Challenges with Collaboration and IT
April 12, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin offers higher education executives and their IT leaders reasons and recipes for joining together to decrease the lag time from technological to organizational innovat…

Assessing What Faculty, Students, and Staff Expect from Information Technology Organizations in Higher Education
September 7, 2010

This ECAR research bulletin covers the TechQual+ approach to assessing what faculty, students, and staff expect from IT organizations in higher education. The theoretical approach to TechQual+ i…

Aligning Information Technology Standards with Accreditation Standards
May 9, 2006

This bulletin categorizes and compares the requirements of the U.S. regional accrediting bodies and key professional organizations related to technology administration and usage. Additionally, it…

Increasing IT Value for Customers: A Challenge for Higher Education
February 28, 2006

This research bulletin is the work of a strategic project team participating in the IT Leaders Program, a leadership development initiative facilitated by MOR Associates of Watertown, Massachuset…