Technology Research in the Academic Community

The student and faculty data you need to start conversations with peers, institutional leaders, and faculty about achieving common educational tech goals.

Timeline Change Announcement

  • The data collection period has been extended to June 1, 2020. We are sensitive to your and your students' limited capacity as you respond to COVID-19.
  • We will release preliminary 2020 student study data earlier to participating institutions. Many of you have shared that questions about connectivity to campus wifi, technologies needed for student success, accessibility needs, and courseware use could be helpful as you transition to fully online learning.

Institutions use EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community (ETRAC) data to develop and support their strategic objectives for educational technology.

16 Years of Research

  • Student Research: 16 years | 715,366 responses
  • Faculty Research: 4 years | 54,256 responses

How Does ETRAC Work?

ETRAC starts with the annual student survey and biennial faculty survey, which you administer locally at your college or university. If your institution participates, you receive access to the Analytics Services Portal, the online tool where you explore and benchmark your aggregate-level data. EDUCAUSE Research staff publish findings on technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations.

 

Annual Survey Cycle

  • October–January: Sign Up and Plan for Survey
  • January–June: Survey Data Collection
  • April: Data Files Accessible
  • October: Research Reports Published

What Do You Want to Do?


Sign up for the 2020 survey

Survey Administrators: Go to the Analytics Services Portal. Once logged in, click the “Sign up for 2020 survey” button in the ETRAC Student Study Timeline.

Access my institution's data

Depending on your ETRAC role, you can view data by logging into the Analytics Services Portal, then clicking the "Use Data" button in the ETRAC Student Study Timeline.

Manage my institution's ETRAC roles

Survey Administrators: Go to the Analytics Services Portal and click the "Manage User Roles" button in the My ETRAC Student Study Roles section of the ETRAC dashboard.

See what others do with the data

Read the Lethbridge report to learn how this small liberal arts college used their ETRAC data.

See sample survey resources

See 2020 resources, including survey PDF, IRB planning information, and more.

See if my institution participates

Log in to the Analytics Services Portal, and from the top navigation select "Participation History" in the ETRAC Surveys dropdown.