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Institutional Practices and Faculty Perspectives on Research Computing in Higher Education
December 1, 2014

Contemporary scientific and scholarly research is highly dependent on technology, and information technology units play a primary role in enabling research in higher education . Strong r esea…

Cloud Strategy for Higher Education: Building a Common Solution
November 5, 2014

Higher education IT is in the midst of an exciting transformation. The economies of scale, resiliency, flexibility, and agility provided by cloud computing are rendering the construction and ma…

Maverick* Research: We Analyze Too Much, and Synthesize Too Little
October 30, 2014

Analytics suffers from diminishing returns as strategy, innovation, and operations are riddled with lack of data and ambiguity. Analytics professionals must become synthesists. (Maverick research…

Study of Students and Information Technology, 2014
October 30, 2014

For the 2014 student techology use study, ECAR also collaborated with 213 institutions to collect responses from 75,306 undergraduate students about their technology experiences. Key F…

IPAS Implementation Handbook
October 13, 2014

While the use of analytics to promote student success is gaining in popularity, basic questions about what IPAS is and the issues institutions face during implementation and integration. The IP…

Big Data in the Campus Landscape
September 12, 2014

This paper is a publication of the ECAR Campus Cyberinfrastructure (ECAR-CCI) Working Group. The topic of big data continues to receive a great deal of publicity because of its promise for openin…

Adapting the Established SIS to Meet Higher Education's Increasingly Dynamic Needs
September 17, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach student information systems (SISs) . Information provided for…

Retaining Your IT Staff: Insights from the ECAR Workforce Study for Higher Education CIOs and IT Managers
August 14, 2014

Today’s higher education IT organization needs a “lean and mean” cadre of staff who possess skills that are both deep and broad. Recruiting and developing the right team is an endea…

Maximize Institutional Relationships with CRMs
July 31, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Information provid…

The Chief Information Officer in Higher Education, 2014 Reports
July 18, 2014

This study provides information about  higher education CIOs’ attributes, education, experience, and effectiveness  and about the technology professionals who are likely to replace these…