“EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. We equip our community with the knowledge, resources, and community-building opportunities needed to help shape strategic IT decisions at every level in higher education.

We welcome diversity—in viewpoints and experience—and believe in the transformative power of uncommon thinking for the common good.”



University of Missouri-System is a member of the EDUCAUSE network. Faculty and staff are eligible to create EDUCAUSE profiles, which are required for participating in EDUCAUSE-sponsored events and interacting with other members from around the world.

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EDUCAUSE hosts a number of events suitable to a wide range of audiences. Most of these events are available online. Many events are FREE for members! (You do need to have an EDUCAUSE profile to register for events)

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Professional Pathways

“EDUCAUSE Professional Pathways are designed to help higher education professionals assess where they are in their careers today and create a plan to move toward accomplishing their goals, whatever they may be.”


You can participate in four different pathways, depending on your career goals. CAFE is most interested in supporting instructors who opt to follow the Teaching and Learning Pathway, as our focus is in supporting effective teaching.

Towards that end, EDUCAUSE has “toolkits” that you can use to guide your professional development along your path. You can also work with a mentor to structure a development path for your long term career goals.

Community Resources

EDUCAUSE has a vast and vibrant community of professionals interested in the intersection of technology and education. Here are some key resources that may be of interest:

  • Community Groups - Join multiple community groups to stay up-to-date in your field on the latest in current trends. You can also share your knowledge and experiences so that others are learning from you.
  • Mentoring - EDUCAUSE has extensive mentoring programs for all members. If you want one-on-one mentoring or want to participate in a “mentoring circle,” EDUCAUSE has a program that fits your needs. Faculty on our own campus have shared just how important it is to cultivate a variety of mentoring relationships, not just focus on one.
  • Volunteer Work - EDUCAUSE is always looking for volunteers to serve on committees, working groups, and to serve in their Ambassador Program. These are all excellent ways to provide service to others in the EDUCAUSE communities.

General Resources

EDUCAUSE has a vast trove of articles, webinars, videos, and other resources in numerous areas related to technology and education. 

Explore the EDUCAUSE Library to find a topic that interests you!