EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research

The IT Workforce in Higher Ed, 2016

New research explores what's needed to support contemporary models of IT service delivery.

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Make better decisions and improve service delivery with ECAR research and analysis. ECAR provides user data, higher education technology trends and practices, and collaboration opportunities for IT professionals and higher education leaders. ECAR is dedicated to improving IT's contribution to higher education. Learn More >

Browse ECAR Research

ECAR publications in the EDUCAUSE Library

ECAR research hubs, topic-focused collections of reports, interactive graphics, infographics, webinar recordings, and slides.


Understand IT Needs

ECAR student and faculty research

Address Technology Challenges

ECAR Working Group meetings and projects

Dig Deeper with Data

Decision support based on ECAR and CDS data

Plan with Annual Top-Ten Research

EDUCAUSE Top-Ten IT Issues and Higher Education's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2017

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.

Interested in higher education IT data benchmarking? See EDUCAUSE Core Data Service.

Coming July 2017: 

The All-in-One EDUCAUSE Membership

ELI and ECAR available with EDUCAUSE Membership

Beginning July 1, ECAR research and ELI teaching and learning resources will be included with EDUCAUSE membership, no longer requiring separate subscriptions.

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Working Groups

Collaborate on emerging and common challenges, including cloud, data, and mobile — join an ECAR Working Group.

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