ECAR Working Groups

Call for Participation

  • IT Service Change Management (to commence September 2017)
  • Defining ITSM Service Owners in Higher Ed (to commence September 2017)
  • IPv6 Implementation Guide (work to begin in late 2017)
  • Recent Publication

    Building Capacity for Digital Humanities: A Framework for Institutional Planning
    A Joint ECAR/CNI Working Group Publication
    This paper outlines a practical framework for capacity building to develop institutional digital humanities support for IT staff, librarians, administrators, and faculty with administrative responsibilities.

    Current Projects

    Recent Publications

    Considerations for Research Data Sharing: Setting the Stage for Greater Openness
    Underneath the promises of research data sharing lie numerous considerations that impact or hinder research data sharing as a common practice. This paper explores some of the topics that institutions and researchers should consider as they encourage and enable research data sharing.

    Preparing Your IT Organization for the Cloud: Cloud on the Horizon
    The final paper in this seven-part series takes a look at where cloud is going and what has changed since the first paper was published. It also includes author stories sharing how cloud has changed on their own campuses in the last eighteen months. In recognition of this final paper, the entire series has been made publicly available. Earlier papers focus on governance, the IT organization and staffing, migration, operationalizing, and awareness/user support.

    Improving Access to the National Computational Infrastructure: The Role of Regional Organizations
    This Research Bulletin takes a look at how regional organizations provide support to computational researchers and can expand engagement at research-intensive universities.

    Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt
    This Research Bulletin describes UCF’s approach to adaptive learning, what it has learned so far, and where it is headed.

    ECAR working groups bring together higher education IT leaders to address technology challenges. Individuals at EDUCAUSE member institutions are invited to collaborate on projects that advance emerging technologies important to colleges and universities. See all the ECAR Working Group publications in the EDUCAUSE library.



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