Other Resources for Higher Education

Applications of Student Data in Higher Education Issues and Ethical Considerations

May 12, 2017 | Ithaka S+R

Applications of Student Data in Higher Education Issues and Ethical Considerations

This report focuses on the applications strand which sought to yield further insight into: the main areas of focus and most promising types of applications for the postsecondary community over the next few years ; a shared understanding of issues (for example, data types or methodologies) that may warrant additional ethical consideration; the potential for guiding principles […]

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May 12, 2017 | Educause

Managing Data Risk in Student Success Systems

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 […]

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Student Privacy Self-Management: Implications For Learning Analytics

May 12, 2017 | The Open University

Student Privacy Self-Management: Implications For Learning Analytics

This paper explores issues around consent and the seemingly simple choice to allow students to opt-in or opt-out of having their data tracked. We consider how 3 providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) inform users of how their data is used, and discuss how higher education institutions can work toward an approach which engages […]

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Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

May 12, 2017 | Educause

Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

This paper outlines the information security and privacy challenges that exist within the national postsecondary education data infrastructure. It also introduces key language related to information security and privacy in order to provide a common lexicon to frame data protection discussions, describes the general technology architectures considered in the national postsecondary education data infrastructure, summarizes […]

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Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown University

Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

This article suggests the status quo gives institutions strong incentives to unlawfully deny open records requests through reliance on FERPA. Indeed, it makes economic sense for many of these institutions to overcomply with FERPA and undercomply with open records laws. To alleviate this problem, this Note proposes the imposition of penalties on schools that unreasonably withhold […]

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Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown Law Journal

Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

This article suggests that the ban on a federal unit-record system cannot be supported by appeals to either privacy or federalism. Because these arguments were not fully developed by the opponents of the unit-record system and were not even explicit in the case of federalism concerns it is useful to consider legal and normative arguments within each […]

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Data Privacy Issues: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

May 12, 2017 | The National Association Of College and University Attorneys

Data Privacy Issues: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

This paper offers a broad overview of the data privacy protection regime, as it applies to institutions of higher education. Part I provides an overview of the U.S. and international data privacy protection framework. Part II offers suggestions regarding ensuring compliance and minimizing risk of data breach. Finally, Part III provides some guidelines for handling […]

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May 12, 2017 | Educause

Just in Time Research: Data Breaches in Higher Education

This “Just in Time” research is in response to recent discussions on the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) discussion list about data breaches in higher education. Using data from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, this research analyzes data breaches attributed to higher education. The results from this review will be used to inform EDUCAUSE […]

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The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 1

May 12, 2017 | Educause

The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 1

The Higher Education Chief Privacy Officers Working Group has created this resource to serve as a welcome kit for CPOs in higher education. The CPO Primer is intended to provide an overview and introductory body of knowledge to help new CPOs (or those new to higher education) better understand their job and the challenges unique […]

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College And University Data Breaches: Regulating Higher Education Cybersecurity Under State And Federal Law

May 11, 2017 | Journal of College and University Law

College And University Data Breaches: Regulating Higher Education Cybersecurity Under State And Federal Law

This article discusses the types of breaches commonly faced by higher education institutions and what steps these institutions can take to limit liability and properly respond to potential litigation. Part I will address how data breaches occur, and Part II will outline what kind of data breaches commonly affect colleges and universities, including examples of colleges and […]

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