2023 -2024 IT Team Member Highlights
GVSU IT Represented at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
November 06, 2023
Several GVSU IT staff had the opportunity to attend and
participate in the EDUCAUSE
Annual Conference this year. The conference was held at the
McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from October 9 through 12.
The IT Innovation and Research Team (Eric Kunnen, Hunter Bridwell, Jacob Fortman, Ty Rizer) presented the following posters during the conference:
Sessions at the event covered a wide array of topics, from
security to artificial intelligence, from extended reality to web
conferencing, and more. In fact, there were many presentations on
topics in the 2023
EDUCUASE Horizon Report which features key trends, emerging
technologies, and practices shaping the future of education. Eric
Kunnen, Senior Director, IT Innovation and Research, had the
opportunity to serve on the report committee this year.
Additionally, another conference highlight was the revealing of the 2024 Top 10 IT Issues and Trends in Higher Education, including: 1) Cybersecurity 2) Data Governance 3) Enrollment 4) Learning Analytics 5) Cost Reduction / Automation 6) Digital Campus Student Experience 7) IT Talent 8) Financial Health 9) Balancing Budgets 10) Future Ready Agility.
About the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference connects the best thinkers in higher education technology. This is THE event where professionals and technology providers from around the world gather to network, share ideas, grow professionally, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. It’s the largest gathering of your peers…people you can relate to, learn from, and stay connected to throughout the year.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to lead the way, advancing the strategic use of technology and data to further the promise of higher education. We connect and empower our member community through insights, advocacy, resources, and learning opportunities to anticipate trends and strengthen professional practice.