Category : survey

#Top10 IT issues of 2020 by EDUCAUSE

Simplify, Sustain, Innovate: the drive to Digital Transformation begins!

According to EDUCAUSE Higher Education leaders are focusing in 2020 on these 10 IT issues:

  1. Information Security Strategy
  2. Privacy
  3. Sustainable Funding
  4. Digital Integrations
  5. Student Retention and Completion
  6. Student-Centric Higher Education
  7. Improved Enrollment
  8. Higher Education Affordability
  9. Administrative Simplification
  10. The Integrative CIO

Have a look to EDUCAUSE presentation here.

Registration for the next round of the benchmarking survey closing soon!

EUNIS BencHEIT Task Force runs the annual survey on IT costs and volumes of Higher Education institutes. Its participation is voluntary and free of charge. The survey has been invented and is being developed and managed by CIOs within EUNIS community.

The BM-survey provides an overview of the institutions’ IT cost structure in three dimensions:

  • by organizational group: centralized IT, other centralized units (e.g. library, finance), faculties and research centers,
  • by services: e.g. networking, teaching, audio-visual,
  • by accounts

The BM2018 round of the BencHEIT survey has already been launched. Please, find material from the entry session here.

We are closing registration for this round of BencHEIT soon, so please register as soon as possible, at the latest by the end of March.

Read more on the BencHEIT survey here.

EUNIS Business Intelligence (BI) Group refresh

Our Business Intelligence (BI) Group has recently had a strong focus on learning analytics. We are investigating whether we need to address a wider range of interests and we would like to find out what our members want from the group.

We have put together a very short survey that will take two minutes of your time. Please fill in the survey by 12th March at the latest.

You can find the survey here.

Read more on the EUNIS Business Intelligence Special Interest Group here.

Launch of the benchmarking survey BM2018: 5 Feb, 12.00 UTC

As the next round of benchmarking is about to start, we would like to invite you to the launch session on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 at 12pm UTC.

In this webinar we will:

  • Introduce you to the BM working space (called Eduuni)
  • Look at the BM2018 survey Excel and how to use it
  • Answer any questions you may have regarding the tools, the benchmarking process, or the interpretation of the questions.

In the meeting, the emphasis will be on the discussion rather than on our presentations, so warmly welcome you to participate actively with your questions!

The session will be held as an online meeting on Lifesize: //call.lifesizecloud.com/269541and it will be recorded, so it can also be watched later on at the BencHEIT web page here. You can join a Lifesize meeting without installing any programs or apps by using Google Chrome browser. You can also join by phone or by using third-party apps, see here for further information.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on: bm-pg@eunis.org

Student Digital Experience Tracker extended – sign-up till 30th of May

Extended opportunity for universities outside the UK to explore their students’ digital experience in 2018.

The Jisc student digital experience tracker is a short survey to gather students’ expectations and experiences of technology, based on a concise set of questions which have been intensively trialled with higher and further education students for readability and ease of response. Universities which have used it have found that it gives them actionable evidence for change and enables better-informed decisions on digital services.

As a result of international interest in the tracker, we have extended this year’s deadline for tracker sign-up to 30th of May 2018, with surveys closing by 30th of June. Use this year is free of charge.

You will have the chance to talk about this at the EUNIS Learning and Teaching Task Force pre-Congress EUNIS 2018 workshop on 5th of June in Paris. Jisc staff will be on hand at the workshop (free registration here) and day one of the Congress to answer questions and provide further support. Interested parties need to sign up by 30th May.

Last year more than 22,000 students and learners from 74 UK organisations, and more than 5,000 students from 10 international universities contributed to the student digital experience tracker, making it by far the largest and most detailed survey of its kind. The tracker offers:

A tried and tested student survey, made up of:

  • Closed questions that can be benchmarked
  • Open questions giving information for local analysis
  • The opportunity to add or customise further questions
A student engagement process, governed by Jisc guidance; to:
  • Engage students in planning & communicating the project
  • Encourage students to complete the survey
  • Engage students in other conversations about their digital experience
  • Work in partnership with students to respond to the findings

A Community of Practice around the tracker process and findings.

To take part at this stage you would need to:

  1. Sign up here
  2. Complete a confirmation form requesting some further information (by May 30th)
  3. Customise and launch your unique institutional survey
  4. Download, brand and distribute promotional materials to students, encouraging them to take part
  5. Close and download your data (by June 30th)

Our quick guide helps you to get up and running with just a couple of hours’ work. And there are templates you can use to present your key findings clearly. So it is realistic for you to go from zero to final report in a little over two months.

This year the tracker is completely free to use, including access to the user community, all the guidance, and one-to-one supportIf you’d like to talk more about the options, please contact Tracker Support.