Other Resources for Higher Education

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit: Traversing ‘Stakeholder Land’

This stakeholder engagement toolkit guides readers through “Stakeholder Land,” an imaginary board game that helps SEAs and LEAs develop a strategic approach towards stakeholder engagement. Although not an actual game, this toolkit equips interested parties with a six- step plan that builds towards effective stakeholder engagement. Along with the six steps, the toolkit supplies guiding […]

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State Approaches to Engaging Postsecondary Stakeholders

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

State Approaches to Engaging Postsecondary Stakeholders

The effective engagement of postsecondary stakeholders is crucial to the development of a successful P-20W (preschool through workforce) data system. While many states have mandated postsecondary participation in P-20W systems, all states should cultivate strong relationships among the different P-20W institutions, ensuring that postsecondary stakeholders (e.g., for-profit colleges, four-year universities, community colleges) for instance, share […]

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Mississippi’s Approach to Building a P-20W Data Model: SLDS Spotlight

May 21, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Mississippi’s Approach to Building a P-20W Data Model: SLDS Spotlight

Nationwide, states are expanding K12 education data collection to include pre-kindergarten through higher education and workforce data, known as P-20W data. The state of Mississippi developed a P-20W data model to guide the development of an SLDS. In an SLDS Grant Program webinar, representatives from Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center […]

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Student And Employee Legal Issues Facing Private Educational Institutions: Current Challenges And Strategies For Compliance And Defense

May 14, 2017 | Holland & Knight LLP

Student And Employee Legal Issues Facing Private Educational Institutions: Current Challenges And Strategies For Compliance And Defense

This chapter addresses current trends in student- and employee-related legal issues facing private schools, colleges, and universities. These legal issues generally reflect the more transactional nature of relationships with educational institutions and the more demanding expectations for services. Student concerns about the educational environment have focused on conduct, health, and safety, particularly with regard to […]

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Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

May 14, 2017 | Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

Give Me Your Password: The Intrusive Social Media Policies in Our Schools

This Comment argues that social media policies in secondary and postsecondary schools that allow school officials to request or demand students to consent to their social media accounts being accessed or monitored violate the First and Fourth Amendments. This Comment also argues that state legislatures in California and Delaware should enact statutes that would ban […]

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Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

May 14, 2017 | U.S. Government Accountability Office

Many States Collect Graduates’ Employment Information, but Clearer Guidance on Student Privacy Requirements Is Needed

Postsecondary education plays an important role in producing a skilled workforce able to compete in the global economy. Some stakeholders have suggested that collecting information on graduates’ employment outcomes–whether they are employed in their field of study, for example–will provide better information to help assess the impact of a postsecondary education. The Higher Education Opportunity […]

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Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Supporting Data Access for Researchers: An SEA Perspective

The primary audiences for this document are data policymakers and managers in SEAs who are generally responsible for managing and responding to requests for data. An additional important audience for this resource is the research community that submits data requests to SEAs. Data requests come from diverse sources, ranging from members of the research community […]

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Building a Student-Level Data System

May 12, 2017 | Center for American Progress

Building a Student-Level Data System

This report examines a provision added to the Higher Education Act in 2008 which prohibits the Department of Education from creating a new database of information that collects individual-level data on all students enrolled in higher education.  The report argues that ending this ban would provide significant benefits to institutions, states, students, consumers, and the federal government. And […]

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Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

May 12, 2017 | Cardozo Law Review

Tattoos, Tickets, and Other Tawdry Behavior: How Universities Use Federal Law to Hide Their Scandals,

This article hopes to argue for a change in the dynamic that means schools’ inverted resort to FERPA is not truly to advance “student privacy,” but rather a convenient defense to salvage the school’s own reputation.  It argues that athletics are simply too profitable to provide open records access, and FERPA is being used to protect athletic departments […]

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