As higher-ed leaders continue to wade through the pandemic, thoughts have turned to what recovery may look like--and what role IT leaders will play

Which recovery path will your institution choose in 2021?


As higher-ed leaders continue to wade through the pandemic, thoughts have turned to what recovery may look like--and what role IT leaders will play

In releasing its top IT issues for 2021, EDUCAUSE has shifted priorities to focus on the role technology will play in powering through and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 EDUCAUSE IT Issues project features three Top IT Issues lists and examines the top 5 issues within those three possible scenarios: restore, evolve, and transform.

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The panelists working on this year’s project made three assumptions as they considered how those potential scenarios would influence an institution as it moves through its pandemic recovery planning:

Assumption 1: The pandemic will begin to resolve sometime in 2021 with the availability and distribution of vaccines, leaving leaders, students, and other stakeholders to begin planning recovery paths.

Laura Ascione