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EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research

IT professionals and higher education leaders use ECAR research and analyses to predict, plan, and act on IT trends.

 

Core Data Service

Colleges and universities use CDS to benchmark their IT organizations and inform their IT strategic planning and management.

Programs and Resources

Forecast the Future

EDUCAUSE Top-Ten IT Issues and ECAR Top-Ten Strategic Technologies

Understand IT Needs

ECAR student and faculty research

Predict, Plan, and Act

ECAR research and analyses

Benchmark IT

CDS IT staffing, funding, and services

Dig Deeper with Data

Decision support based on EDUCAUSE data


EDUCAUSE Research Team

The Research Team provides services through ECAR and CDS. Research programs are guided by EDUCAUSE members, Board of Directors, Executive Team, advisory groups, and expert panels.

News and Events

CDS Update: Survey Due Nov. 7

Get the latest survey news, a new resource on financial management systems, and access to the wall-sized infographics from EDUCAUSE 2014.

A Handbook for Improving Student Success with IPAS

This new ECAR report gives you an insider's look into the implementation of integrated planning and advising services.

CDS Spotlight on the Financial Management System

See current data on higher education financial management systems, as well as future trends and implementation tips in this new ECAR resource.

Responsive Web Design in Higher Education

Responsive web design is becoming a critical pillar of an institution’s overall mobile strategy. This ECAR working group paper will help you understand the critical success factors for...

What Do Faculty Need and Expect from IT?

Hear what nearly 17,500 faculty members had to say in the new "ECAR Study of Faculty and Information Technology" and infographic.

Enterprise Mobility Management

Get evaluation criteria for EMM suites in this new Gartner report for ECAR subscribers.

Measure learning innovation with ELI's Seeking Evidence of Impact program.

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Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

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Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.
 

 

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2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


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