10 March 2009

EDUCAUSE: Economy's Impact on IT

EDUCAUSE surveyed member institutions in January 2009 about the impact of the economic downturn on campus IT.

The survey results obviously focus on computing issues but also point to trends that exist beyond the IT department. (N of 577 from 409 EDUCAUSE-member institutions reflected a response rate of 8.8% and yielded margin of error +/-4%.)

Some results are expected (budget reductions are already underway, hiring and travel are on hold). Others are not so predictable (disparity of results between CIOs and faculty members). Some results are clear: a call for more online and regional conferences, a commitment to sustainability on campus.

Key Findings:
Numbered pages 3 - 6 [PDF pages 5-8]

This report is short enough to warrant some time spent in the details. Recommended:

Detailed results with expert graphics begin on numbered page 7 [PDF page 9].

Comments (scan for italic text) begin on numbered page 12 [PDF page 14].

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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