Main Nav

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

Address Top IT Issues

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

Autonomics, OAuth, and Near Field—OH MY!

Scratching your head? You're not alone. Learn about these and other technologies in our new ECAR Working Group Technology Spotlight series.

Assessment with E-Textbook Analytics

University of Iowa uses e-textbook data to make educational technology decisions to support student learning.

Best Practices for IT Disaster Recovery

This new Gartner report for ECAR subscribers provides tips for reducing risks on-stite and in the cloud.

The Promise and Reality of SDN

Software-defined networking: a new approach to designing, building, and operating networks that allows IT staff to respond quickly to ever-changing network requirements.

December ECAR Update

Read about the latest ECAR research on research computing support, unified communications, and software-defined networking.

Unified Communications

This new ECAR working group publication shares approaches for implementing unified communications and real-world challenges and benefits.

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

Close
Close


Connect: San Antonio
April 22–24
Register Now

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.

Close

Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center


Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management

 

 

Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.

 

Close
EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas

 

 

Join These Programs If Your Focus Is

Close

Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

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

 

Close

2015 Strategic Priorities

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


Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.