Digital Transformation on Campus:
Though colleges have long been seen as slow to adopt new technologies, they are now wholeheartedly embracing digital change. But, even as they look to transform their campuses through the use of technology, their mission has not been without its challenges. Two years after the rapid digital pivot, where are college leaders’ minds now? And how have their attitudes evolved?
To find out, The Chronicle surveyed more than 500 college leaders about their views on how their institutions are using technology to improve operations and education, while also exploring attitudes about the value of tech tools on campus, and strategic planning efforts to further digitize their institutions. Digital Transformation on Campus: Assessing College Leaders’ Attitudes on Strategic Technology Changes contains analysis of the survey findings. Download the Research Brief to read what our respondents had to say.
Digital transformation is vital — and welcomed. Digital tools are now an understood and accepted part of the campus landscape. Administrators, staff, and even faculty — once seen as an obstacle to progress — are all embracing tech tools.
Institutions struggle to set the right strategy. While the large majority of those surveyed expressed wide-ranging support for digital transformation, only 56% of respondents agree that their institutions have strategic plans geared toward large-scale progress.
Infusing tech throughout campus. Now that administrators have seen the benefits of technology in the classroom, they are embracing it to create new efficiencies in other facets of university operations and services, particularly with an eye toward reducing operational costs.
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Assessing College Leaders’ Attitudes on Strategic Technology Changes