ERIC Number: EJ799851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Key Findings for the Fiscal Year 2006 Core Data Service
Hawkins, Brian L.; Rudy, Julia A.
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n1 p71-73 2008
In 2003, EDUCAUSE launched a program called the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS), which consist of: (1) an annual survey that collects data about IT environments and practices on (primarily) member campuses; (2) a Web-based, interactive database service available to all who complete the survey through which they can access data contributed by their peers to help benchmark, plan, and make decisions about IT on their campuses; and (3) an annual, publicly available summary report about campus IT environments based on data contributed through the survey. A defining characteristic of the EDUCAUSE CDS is its collection and presentation of data identifiable by institution in the interactive database component of the service. A second fundamental principle of the program is that only those campuses that complete and submit the survey each year may log into the interactive database site. However EDUCAUSE feels an obligation to provide some overall data analysis to member campuses that do not participate, as well as to the vendor community that supports the association, and thus publishes an annual summary report, the key findings of which are summarized in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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