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Digital Transformation for the New 'Now' in Higher Ed

As colleges and universities pursue their digital transformation journeys, budget restrictions, lack of buy-in and other roadblocks often stand in the way of strategic goals. Here, we take the pulse of institutions' Dx efforts, where resources are being spent, top challenges and more.

Survey: Third-Party Risks to Networks, Data Remains an Unmet Challenge

IT practitioners in the education sector report that vendors' access to and handling of sensitive data is often unmonitored.

Faculty Survey Breaks Down the Role of the Library in Higher Ed

A new report from Ithaka S+R explores the multi-faceted role of the library in higher education. The research and consulting firm's US Faculty Survey polled 7,615 faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the country about topics such as the value of the library, instructional support, equitable and holistic teaching practices, and more.

3 Tech Challenges Impeding the Use of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed

Educause has released the inaugural Data and Analytics Edition of its Horizon Report, expanding the annual analysis of the trends, technologies and practices impacting higher education into "an emerging area of practice that is driving institutional decision-making and strategic planning for the future."

6 Technologies and Practices Impacting the Future of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed

The time is ripe for higher education leaders to plan for data and analytics technology solutions and practices that will position their institutions for success, according to a new report from Educause.



Nearly Half of Students Want Hybrid Classes, While Majority of Faculty Still Prefer Face-to-Face

Flexibility remains a key priority for students pursuing higher education, according to a new "College 2030" report from Barnes & Noble College Insights, the research arm of Barnes & Noble Education.

Student Persistence Rate Inches Toward Pre-Pandemic Level

Three out of four students who started college in fall 2020 — the first fall semester of the COVID-19 pandemic — returned for a second year, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Gartner's Top 8 Cybersecurity Predictions for the Coming Year

The key to better cybersecurity and risk management: looking toward the future to develop a security and privacy strategy that will enable organizations to thrive even in hostile environments. To inform cybersecurity leaders' strategic planning, Gartner offered eight predictions for 2022-2023.

Survey: STEM Fields Are Top Choice for Gen Z Students

A survey of over 11,000 U.S. high school and college students, conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars in February and early March, offers insights into Gen Z’s career choices and shows that a majority of respondents are planning for future jobs in STEM fields.

Mental Health, COVID Top Safety Concerns in Education

Across K-12 schools and higher education, student mental health is vying with COVID-19 safety measures as the top concern for the 2022–2023 school year.