Higher Ed Archive

A Conversation with Iris Palmer

August 20, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Iris Palmer

On July 31, FPF spoke with Iris Palmer, Senior Advisor for Higher Education and Workforce, in the Education Policy Program at New America, about how predictive analytics can be used to help low-income and minority students succeed in college or, alternatively, to shut them out altogether.

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Postsecondary Data Infrastructure: What is Possible Today

July 19, 2019 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

Postsecondary Data Infrastructure: What is Possible Today

This paper highlights promising examples of data systems that are prioritizing privacy and security. These examples span from government agencies to academia and cover sectors ranging from healthcare to national defense. In this analysis, O’Hara uses a “Five Safes” framework as an approach for guiding secure data practices:

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9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

May 7, 2019 | Amelia Vance

9 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Seek to Amend under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students* the right to seek to amend student records that are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise violate student privacy. Schools can do many things before, during, and after the amendment process to ensure full compliance with FERPA. These nine items will help schools comply with the law and treat parents fairly when they request a record amendment.

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11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

April 24, 2019 | Amelia Vance

11 Steps to Privacy: The Right to Inspect and Review under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants parents and eligible students the right to inspect and review education records and to receive an explanation or interpretation of those records. To fulfill these rights, schools are obligated to follow a fair process. These 11 best practices can help schools prepare for even the most complex data access issues.

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Best Practices for Data Destruction

April 22, 2019 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Best Practices for Data Destruction

The Data Destruction Document is a best practices guide on properly destroying sensitive student data after it is no longer needed.  It details the life cycle of data and discusses various legal requirements relating to the destruction of data under FERPA, and examines a variety of methods for properly destroying data.  The guide also discusses […]

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Security Awareness Free Poster Downloads

April 15, 2019 | Inspired Learning

Security Awareness Free Poster Downloads

This free resource is for any organization to use in their offices to promote security awareness. Some of the topics include password protection, anatomy of a URL, how to detect a phishing email, clean desk best practices, and protecting access to your organization.

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FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

April 5, 2019 | Teach Privacy

FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

The FERPA Interactive Whiteboard (~5.5 minutes) is a highly-interactive computer-based module that succinctly summarizes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  This module is an ideal tool for quick and effective FERPA training.

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