EDUCAUSE and Two Decades of Higher Ed IT Moments

| August 1, 2018

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EDUCAUSE is the professional association for higher ed IT professionals. It was formed in 1998 with the merger of CAUSE and Educom. To commemorate it’s 20th anniversary, EDUCAUSE solicited feedback from the Association’s membership on "the most significant moments (e.g., developments, activities) in higher ed IT over the last twenty years”.To my surprise, demographics never get a mention. Higher ed leaders in the Northeast and the Midwest must now think about nothing much else besides the leveling off of college age cohorts in the decades to come. Along with demographics, it is interesting to me that the EDUCAUSE list ignores the growing diversity of our student population - and the failure of the higher ed IT industry to recruit people into the profession who look like our students.

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