Forward: Your 2023 Planning Guide

EDUCAUSE Showcase Series | Forward: Your 2023 Planning Guide.

Higher ed leaders must build and support a proactive orientation today to help our institutions meet the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. Equipped with information about the latest issues and trends in higher education, we can make plans and take actions not only for new modalities but also for the unknown future emerging from the powerful digital and cultural transformations surrounding us.

Foundations for 2023

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The EDUCAUSE 2023 Top 10 IT Issues help describe the foundation models that colleges and universities will develop next year and beyond, acting on what was learned in the COVID-19 pandemic and framed by the three building blocks of leadership, data, and work and learning. These models will empower teams to prepare for emerging macro trends in 2023.

Dive into the 2023 Top 10 IT Issues and 2023 Higher Education Trend Watch 

'We are responding to what se've learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, what we were beginning to address before the pandemic, and our shared, enduring beliefs in the power of higher education.' -Susan Grajek and the 2022-2023 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel, 'Top 10 IT Issues, 2023: Foundation Models,' EDUCAUSE Review

A Mosaic of Modalities

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the diffusion of hybrid learning. As higher education leaders look ahead, they will need to see modalities for learning and working not as discrete models but as a continuum of options that meet students where they are.

Explore the Horizon Action Plan: Hybrid Learning.

2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Action Plan: Hybrid Learning
'Provide Opportunities for all students to engage in experiences such as internships, volunteer work, and study-abroad programs across the continuum of instructional modalities.' -2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Action Plan: Hybrid Learning

Plans into Action for Dx

The Journey. Inner circle has 3 parts: Learn, Plan, Do. Outer circle has sub topics within those 3 parts. Learn: Defining Dx; Dx and Culture; Dx and Workforce; Dx and Technology. Plan: Assessing Your Institution's Readiness; Leading a Campus Conversation; Developing a Dx Strategy.  Do: Assessing Your Dx Progress; Planning the Next Steps; Learning from Others.

As higher education undergoes digital transformation, strategic initiatives will make institutions more flexible, responsive, and resilient. Sustaining the Dx journey involves assessing progress, planning the next steps, and learning from others.

Explore the EDUCAUSE Dx Journey: "Do" section.

Cx: Cultural Transformation

While we take stock of the twists and turns that lie ahead, two powerful transformations are keeping higher education in motion. Cx is converging with Dx, each unfolding individually as they simultaneously move together.

Read John O'Brien, "Higher Education in Motion: The Digital and Cultural Transformations Ahead," EDUCAUSE Review.

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'For technology professionals, any approach that results in a focused staff discussion and an intentional strategy for demonstrating care in day-to-day interactions will contribute to cultural transformation.' -John O'Brien, 'Higher Education in Motion: The Digital and Cultural Transformations Ahead,' EDUCAUSE Review

Member QuickTalk | Showcase Coffee Shop

Missed the Member QuickTalk | Showcase Coffee Shop? Access the recording to hear from institutional leaders as they discuss 2023 planning and priorities.

We hope you’ll take the lessons from this Showcase to guide your team forward into 2023. Next year, we’re continuing the Showcase Series by diving into the issues members identified in the Top 10 IT Issues. Stay tuned for Privacy and Cybersecurity 101, coming January 2023!