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The annual CDS survey is organized into one required module that collects core information and seven optional modules that collect more details on each IT domain.

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Understand Survey Scope and IT Domain Definitions
A shared set of definitions increases the relevancy and accuracy of the survey.

    Focus on the Topics You Need the Most
    Module 1 is the only required module. Choose to complete the optional modules that best align with your strategic plans and benchmarking needs.

    Delegate Data Gathering to a Campus Team
    Use the following question assignment spreadsheets and review your institution's permissions and roles.

     

    
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    Survey Data Last Updated: 2015-08-29 14:37:08 MTN

    M1 | IT Organization, Staffing, and Financing

    Module 1 includes questions about central IT organization, staffing, and financing. This module is required for all participants.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M2 | IT Support Services

    Module 2 includes questions about help desk and other support services offered by central IT. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M3 | Educational Technology Services

    Module 3 includes questions about educational technology service functions and facilities provided by central IT and other units. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M4 | Research Computing Services

    Module 4 includes questions about consulting/support and operational IT services provided by central IT and other units for researchers, including access to remote resources. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M5 | Data Centers

    Module 5 includes questions about data center configuration and services provided by central IT. Data centers are defined as facilities housing one or more servers or mainframes, associated storage, peripherals, plus power and cooling systems designed specifically for computing environments in either a production or disaster recovery capacity, but not separate network operation center(s) or telephone switch facilities. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M6 | Communications Infrastructure Services

    Module 6 includes questions about the scope, characteristics, and role of central IT in providing data, voice, and video networks. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M7 | Information Security

    Module 7 includes questions about the IT security organization, staffing, policies, and practices related to information technology security. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    M8 | Information Systems and Applications

    Module 8 includes questions about characteristics of the institution's information systems, regardless of whether they are operated or supported by central IT. This is an optional module.

    Browser requirements: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome

    Module 8 Data Preloading Issue: If you completed Module 8 last year, your data for questions 3a-c will not preload in the 2015 survey. This is a known bug that we are unable to fix, and we apologize for the inconvenience. You may contact EDUCAUSE Member Services to request your 2014 data for these questions.
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