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The EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service Report: Highlights and Insights into Higher Education Information Technology

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Authors:
Susan Grajek, Vice President for Data, Research, and Analytics, EDUCAUSE
Pam Arroway, Senior Statistician, EDUCAUSE

This report summarizes results from the 2011 EDUCAUSE Core Data Service survey data. More than 800 institutions participated this year and contributed data for an expanded set of topics, including data centers, information security, research computing, and distributed IT. Key findings, important trends, and similarities and differences across different types of institutions are highlighted.

Previously, the name of the CDS report reflected the fiscal year for which the financial data in that report were collected. The result was that the CDS Fiscal Year 2009 Summary Report, for example, was released in October 2010. Beginning this year, the report title reflects the calendar year in which the data were collected and analyzed because the CDS data extend beyond financial data. While this change results in the appearance of a skipped year, the Core Data Service runs sequentially, with no years skipped.

View additional Core Data Service reports and analyses.

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The EDUCAUSE 2011 Core Data Service Report: Highlights and Insights into Higher Education Information Technology [PDF 4,001 KB ]
Table of Contents
Introduction, Key Findings, and Methodology [PDF 81 KB ]
The IT Organization, Budgets, and Funding [PDF 1,266 KB ]
Support for Faculty, Students, and Research [PDF 398 KB ]
Organizational Relationships, IT Support, and E-Mail [PDF 392 KB ]
Enterprise Systems, Information Security, and Infrastructure [PDF 1,387 KB ]
Conclusion and Endnotes [PDF 59 KB ]
Appendix A: Demographics and Response Rates [PDF 201 KB ]
Appendix B: Funding Sources [PDF 82 KB ]
Appendix C: IT Budgets for FY2010–11, by Institutional Type [PDF 237 KB ]