Thursday, December 06 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET | Online

EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar
Today's Higher Ed IT Workforce, 2018

Nearly 1,600 members of the higher education IT community recently participated in an EDUCAUSE Research survey about the IT workforce. This ELive! is our opportunity to share the most compelling results of that research back with the higher ed IT community. Learn about how the composition of today's IT workforce looks different (or the same) as it did a few years ago. Hear about the professional experiences that drive career trajectories for managers and CIOs. See the factors that have a positive impact on IT salaries and better understand work environments that help retain qualified staff.


  • Understand demographic and salary trends related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and their impact on the professional pipeline
  • Identify hiring trends, skills needed, and obstacles that can influence the recruitment, development, and retention of talent
  • Identify the professional development activities that contribute most to higher education IT professionals' growth
  • Understand leaderships' activities, their collaborative partnerships, and how their time is prioritized to meet the needs of their departments and institutions


  • D. Christopher Brooks

    Senior Analyst, The Tambellini Group
  • Joseph Galanek

  • Dana C. Gierdowski

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    838 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/24/2024
  • Transcript

    52 KB, docx - Updated on 1/24/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/24/2024

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