Managing Data Risk in Student Success Systems

Organization: Educause
Published: February 1, 2014

Student success has come into sharp focus for higher education. New models have emerged in response to outcome-based funding at the state level and a completion agenda at the national level. Integrated planning and advising services (IPAS) systems show promise for improving student success and college completion rates, but IPAS use of student and institutional data is not risk-free. This report argues that higher education must consider the key issues of privacy, security, and data governance in deploying and operating these systems.