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2013 CDS Executive Summary Report

Published in February 2014, the summary report provides a glimpse into the breadth of CDS data and summarizes the most important findings from the most recent survey.

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* Beginning in 2011, CDS reports and communications use the year in which data were collected and analyzed. While this change results in the appearance of a skipped year, the Core Data Service runs sequentially, with no years skipped.


2013 CDS Almanacs

These two-page, easy-to-scan summaries distill CDS 2013 survey data in a variety of categories. View all 2013 almanacs.

 

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ECAREDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research analysts distill CDS survey data findings into research publications that are accessible to ECAR subscribers. Five months after release, the publications are made publicly available.

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“[CDS] has been most helpful to compare staffing levels and budgets for the IT organization. We have been able to successfully advocate for additional or reallocated resources, based on the normalized data.”

Terry Fernandez
Senior Director, Office of Information Technology, American University

 

2013 Benchmarks

  • How does your spending compare?
    • U.S. Median central IT spending per institutional FTE = $925
    • U.S. Median central IT spending as a percentage of institutional expenses = 4.4%
  • Budgets are increasing, is yours?
    58% of institutions had an increase in funding from FY 2010/11 to FY 2012/13 – median increase was +19%
  • How does your "running the trains" spending compare?
    Non-compensation operating expenditures make up 33% of the budget (U.S. Median)
  • How does the size of your IT org compare?
    U.S. Median of 7.8 IT staff FTE per 1000 institutional FTEs
  • Where are your dollars going?
    CIOs who report to the head of the institution (i.e., president) or the top academic officer tended to spend more in support of the teaching and learning mission (42% and 44% respectively) than their peers who report to the top administrative or business officer (36% and 39% respectively).

 

 

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