Karen Wetzel

Biography

Karen A. Wetzel, Senior Manager, ECAR Working Groups, has worked in higher education for nearly 20 years. She joined EDUCAUSE March 2011, and is responsible for leadership and management of EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) working groups. Karen provides direction to the working groups and collaborates with members and EDUCAUSE colleagues to ensure that current issues, emerging trends, and opportunities of special interest are identified, supported, and communicated. In addition, Karen serves as primary staff liaison and support for the EDUCAUSE Constituent Groups, comprising over 50,000 subscribers. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, Karen served as Standards Program Manager for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Karen holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MA from Boston College, and an MLS from the Catholic University of America.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • 2017 Trends and Technologies: Research and Scholarship
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    This report examines the trends that institutions are paying the most attention to and that are influencing emerging institutional IT strategy the most. This year’s trend list included six items closely associated with research and scholarship.

EDUCAUSE Presentations

Memberships

EDUCAUSE Member

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Peer Review Working Group
    • Staff Liaison: 2017 - Present
  • ECAR Gender Identity and Preferred Names Working Group
    • Staff Liaison: 2017 - Present
  • Higher Education Chief Data Officers
    • Staff Liaison: 2017 - 2020
  • ECAR IT Accessibility Working Group
    • Staff Liaison: 2017 - Present
  • ECAR Data Curation Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR-CDS Information Systems and Applications Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR-CDS IT Support Services Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR-CDS Research Computing Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR-CDS IT Organization, Staffing, and Financing Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR Campus Video Strategy Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR Research Data Sharing Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR/CNI Digital Humanities Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2016 - 2019
  • ECAR IT Service Management Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2018
  • ECAR IT Strategic Plans Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2016
  • ECAR Data Protection Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2016
  • EDUCAUSE/Jisc Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2016
  • ECAR/HEISC Information Security Leadership Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2016
  • ECAR Managing Mobile Apps in Higher Ed: Best Practices Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015 - 2016
  • ECAR IT Funding Models: Current Limitations and Needs Group
    • Staff Liason: 2015
  • ECAR Cloud Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2016
  • ECAR Data Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2016
  • ECAR Cost Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2016
  • ECAR Analytics Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2016
  • CHEITA Benchmarking Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2014 - 2015
  • ECAR Data Management Group
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - 2016
  • ECAR Communications Infrastructure and Application Group
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - 2019
  • ECAR Working Groups Advisory Committee
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - 2020
  • ECAR Mobile Strategy and Application Development Group
    • Staff Liason: 2013 - 2015
  • ACTI Data Management Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • ACTI Optimizing Computing Infrastructure Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • ACTI Mobile Web Frameworks Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • Campus Policy Advisory Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • Constituent Group Leaders
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2022
  • Network Council
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
  • ACTI Priorities Committee
    • Ex Officio: 2011 - 2013
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
  • ACTI Communication, Collaboration, & Mobility Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Network Council National-Regional Caucus
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Network Council Campus Caucus
    • Member: 2011 - 2013
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013
  • ACTI Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group
    • Staff Liason: 2011 - 2013