Other Resources for Postsecondary Data

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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Utah State Board of Education Data Dictionary

May 19, 2019 | Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education Data Dictionary

This resource provides an overview of the types of data elements that the Utah State Board of Education collects and how those elements are defined.

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Protecting Privacy and Information Security in a Federal Postsecondary Student Data System

May 19, 2019 | IHEP & Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Protecting Privacy and Information Security in a Federal Postsecondary Student Data System

Our current federal postsecondary data system is incomplete and fails to provide today’s students with the accurate, timely information that they need to inform their college choices and promote their success. As policymakers consider proposals to improve this federal data system, it is critical that they work in tandem to protect students’ privacy and ensure […]

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Colorado Student Data Privacy Law

April 5, 2019 | Jeffco Public Schools

Colorado Student Data Privacy Law

This resource provides information as well as an infographic about how Colorado has implemented student data privacy legislation. It further elaborates on how Jeffco School District in particular has been dealing with student data privacy, such as how they vet educational technology applications. The infographic outlines student privacy responsibilities ranging from those that the state […]

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Guidance on the Use of Financial Aid Information for Program Evaluation and Research

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Guidance on the Use of Financial Aid Information for Program Evaluation and Research

This document is intended to provide postsecondary educational institutions clarification on the conditions under which federal student financial aid information may be used for program evaluation and research purposes. Numerous federal laws govern access to, disclosure of, and use of student financial aid information, including, but not limited to: Section 444 of the General Education […]

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FERPA 101 for Colleges & Universities

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FERPA 101 for Colleges & Universities

This 40-minute course provides an overview of the fundamentals of FERPA for postsecondary school officials. At the end of the course material, you’ll take a quiz that presents hypothetical situations for you to analyze. Respond correctly to move through the quiz and earn a Certificate of Completion. Note: You must create an account to access […]

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HEISC Information Security Guide

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

HEISC Information Security Guide

Campus leaders are grappling with how to effectively manage and understand challenges and issues associated with information security. They also have an interest in knowing how other campuses are handling information security risks and challenges. It’s absolutely critical to gain executive support in order to achieve information security goals and objectives. By using the Guide […]

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