EDUCAUSE IT Professionals Member Orientation

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As an EDUCAUSE member, you have access to a vast collection of tools and resources that help you in your role as a higher education technology professional. You also receive special pricing on (or free access to) all of our in-person and online events, leadership and management programs, and job postings within the EDUCAUSE Career Center.

Below you will find just some of the key resources and events to get you started.

If you want to take a deeper dive into all that we have to offer, we recommend exploring the IT and Other Campus Professionals page.

Content and Communities

  • EDUCAUSE Top 10, Trend Watch Report, and Horizon Reports
    Gain insight into what's important to your peers and where they are focusing in their planning and management activities.

  • EDUCAUSE Showcase Series
    Get a closer look at our popular EDUCAUSE Top 10 and better understand urgent issues identified by the higher ed community each year. For each topic, we’ve gathered the tools and resources you need into one place to help guide your campus forward.

  • EDUCAUSE Review
    Our popular digital flagship publication will keep you up to date on current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.

  • EDUCAUSE Library
    Search within the world's largest collection of information about higher ed technology.

  • The Higher Education IT Service Catalog: A Working Model for Comparison and Collaboration, Second Edition
    Use the IT service catalog to implement a new catalog or revise an existing one, and transform from a technology-oriented organization into a service-oriented organization.

  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services
    Get data, benchmarking, and insights on technology practice and use in higher education. By using these services, you can identify peer institutions, research common technology solutions, benchmark resources, and gain insight on student and faculty technology use to help you make informed decisions.

  • IT Services and Management Community Groups
    Follow and contribute to online discussions on a variety of issues and challenges facing higher education technology professionals.

"Before selecting a new BI/Reporting tool, I was able to use the Analytics Services Portal to identify schools of a similar size who were using the solutions we were considering. Being able to reach out to similar schools and ask them about their lessons learned made all the difference in our selection process."

IT Director at a Large Community College

2024 Conferences, Events, and Trainings

Event Dates Location Attendees
NERCOMP Annual Conference

March 25–27

Providence, RI

Over 400 technology professionals from NorthEast regional institutions.

New Horizons Trainings


A wide range of EDUCAUSE members.

Member QuickTalks



A wide range of EDUCAUSE members.




A wide range of EDUCAUSE members and nonmembers.

EDUCAUSE Institutes



A wide range of EDUCAUSE members and nonmembers at various career levels.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

October 21–24

San Antonio, TX

Over 4,000 technology leaders and professionals across higher education.

“The course opened my eyes to effective communication. I believe my team and I will be better because of this course.”

New Managers Institute Participant

Volunteering and Mentoring

  • EDUCAUSE Mentoring Program
    Become a mentor or mentee to develop (or help others develop) and achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Volunteering Opportunities
    Serve on a committee or advisory board to help guide strategies in various areas of the association, review event proposals to help shape our signature conferences and events, contribute content to EDUCAUSE Review, and more.

“I enjoyed connecting and developing a great business relationship with my mentor. She provided valuable information and techniques to add to my development toolbox. The Mentoring Program far exceeded my expectations, and I was very satisfied with my mentor and the program.”

Recent Mentee in the EDUCAUSE Mentoring Program