Other Resources for Higher Education

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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Sunshine Laws in Higher Education

April 19, 2019 | Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Sunshine Laws in Higher Education

Public higher education is a major recipient of state funding and resources.  As such, public colleges and universities directly respond to state needs for higher education and are required to provide transparency in decision-making, which is codified in state open-meeting and record laws.  These laws, often termed “sunshine laws,” present challenges and opportunities to institutional […]

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More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

April 5, 2019 | Data Quality Campaign

More Than a Number: Tools for Talking about Education Data

This resource is designed for state and local leaders and advocates to help them plan and act on communications about the value of data and its collection, use, and protection in their state. Also, it can teach them about why data is valuable to student learning. The toolkit emphasizes three core components of any strategy […]

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Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

October 27, 2017 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

Accurate and complete data can empower college choices, promote student success, and inform federal, state and institutional policies. Yet existing postsecondary student data systems are disconnected, duplicative and incomplete. A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network underscores the need for a coordinated and comprehensive network that leverages data from […]

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