Tufts Students Respond

Key Findings from the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT

Tufts Students Respond is an annual report created by UIT Educational & Scholarly Technology Services on Tufts University’s responses to the national ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. In 2003, the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) launched its first major study of college students and their use of information technology (IT). Conducted annually, the study asks undergraduates to respond to an extensive set of questions concerning their ownership of, use of, and perceived skill with various information technologies both inside and outside the classroom.

Tufts University participates regularly in the ECAR Study by surveying freshmen and senior undergraduates on a self-selected basis. The ECAR survey has been conducted locally by UIT Academic Technology, in coordination with the Offices of the Dean of Student Services and the Dean of Undergraduate Education, and with support from Dawn Terkla, Associate Provost for Institutional Research.

Access the Tufts Students Respond reports below.