Technology Research in the Academic Community

Understanding the experiences and expectations of students and faculty can help higher education optimize the impact of IT.

EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community (ETRAC) helps institutions benchmark student and faculty IT expectations and experiences and catalyze conversations among IT professionals about how to better serve their constituents; among institutional leaders about how to articulate their technology needs and expectations. Learn More >

New! Use the ETRAC Portal to plan for, launch, monitor, and analyze the student and faculty surveys. Learn more >

2016 Student Study Highlights

Most Students...

Say technology has helped them engage in the learning process (71%)
70 percent data visual
Agree that technology used in their courses has enriched their learning experiences (75%)
75 percent data visual
Believe technology will play an important role in their chosen career after college (83%)
83 percent data visual

10+ Years of Research

  • Student Research
    12 years | 553,796 responses
  • Faculty Research
    2 years | 30,727 responses

Annual Timeline

  • October–January: Plan for Your Study
  • End of January–Mid-April: Implement Your Survey
  • July: Data Files Accessible
  • October: Student and Faculty Reports Published

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