Interstate Cooperatives


Educational Technology Cooperative

Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues, and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in their education. 

Mississippi representatives attended the spring and summer webinars. Mississippi sent two attendees to the 2018 annual meeting on teaching and technology.

Mississippi ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on the working groups for revisions. Eric Atchison of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning served as the team leader for the policy and compliance working group. Atchison also serves on the ETC executive committee, representing higher education.

Mississippi ETC representatives and member agency: 

Eric Atchison, Director of System Analysis, Research and Enrollment Management, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

Ray Smith, Assistant Executive Director of Technology, Mississippi Community College Board >

Technology Purchasing Savings

Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $8.3 million on more than $83 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — more than double the FY2017 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.

Mississippi saved $123,664 on $1,250,385 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2018. >