Historically, higher education faculty engage in some combination of teaching, service, and research. This report provides institutional leaders with a better understanding of the IT experiences and needs of their faculty who engage in research or seek to expand their research capabilities. It includes results from the 2017 ECAR faculty survey, findings from open-ended responses from this same survey, and findings from faculty who conduct research at data-intensive institutions and their assessment of institutional technology support for their research.
ECAR collaborated with 157 institutions to collect responses from 13,451 faculty respondents across 7 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 124 institutions to collect responses from 43,559 undergraduate students across 10 countries about their technology experiences. Please see the 2017 student and faculty studies hub for more about this year's research.