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Research dedicated to understanding IT's role in colleges and universities.


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Colleges and universities use the comparative data available in CDS to inform their IT strategic planning and management.


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Explore the Future of Administrative IT

The need to maximize the value of the institution's investment in administrative IT could not be greater. Register for the Administrative IT Summit 2014.

Make Your Case for IT with Custom Analytics

EDUCAUSE now offers decision support services based on CDS and ECAR data.

CDS Executive Summary Report

Use current benchmarks to make more strategic decisions about IT financials, staffing, and services.

New CDS Data on IT Core Metrics

With the new data from the 2013 survey, you have access to the latest IT staffing, funding, and services metrics.

Gender Diversity Among Higher Education CIOs

This new ECAR report assesses organizational elements that contribute to women’s attainment of the CIO position in higher education.

The Future of Administrative IT

Your president wants to know what's next. Start here.

ECAR Working Groups on Core Technologies

Bringing together higher education IT leaders to address core technology challenges, ECAR Working Groups currently focus on data management, communications infrastructure and applications, cyberinfrastructure, and mobile strategy and application development.  Learn More >


Need project management training? EDUCAUSE members receive a PMI course discount.

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Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


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Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


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Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

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