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The higher education association response to the Federal Trade Commission's proposed Safeguards Rule change centered around definitions, the expense and level of intrusion of the proposed information security requirements, cloud services, the length of the proposed grace period before the FTC begins enforcing its new requirements, and the exception from some requirements for small institutions.
There are fundamental challenges to fully implementing the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity framework. However, a new study shows that higher education institutions overcome these challenges and place among the top tier of organizations for compliance.
We all agree that accessibility is the right thing to do. What concrete steps should IT professionals take in order to support access for learners, faculty, and staff across our colleges and universities?
The resurgence of learning engineering as a concept and professional role in higher education has exacerbated tensions within the field of instructional design related to job titles, responsibilities, and position within academic institutions.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Why Data and Analytics Matter—and Why They Matter Now Report from the EDUCAUSE/NACUBO/AIR 2019 Enterprise Summit Authors: by Published: Monday, August 5, 2019 Columns: At the 2019 Enterprise Summit, higher education IT, business and finance, and institutional research professionals gathered to explore the future and the promise of analytics. This first in a series of three blogs looks at the potential for analytics to help address critical challenges in higher education.
This post includes articles on a recent cyberattack, technology-driven distractions in the classroom, the efficacy of personalized learning, and California’s establishment of an entirely online community college.
With its LMS contract set to expire, the University of Wisconsin System set out to reimagine its systemwide learning technology platform to better harness both technology and data in order to maximize student success.
In 2019, the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program is examining the relationship between enterprise IT and the digital transformation of higher education. The third theme for the year looks at how IT leaders can help stakeholders understand and appreciate the value of enterprise IT in enabling and supporting digital transformation.
After launching an initiative to upgrade from a legacy communications system to a new platform, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee then found another one that better met its needs, requiring the university to alter its plans and communications accordingly.
This post includes articles on a smartphone app created to track student attendance, the FCC's plan to auction off unused wireless spectrum previously intended for schools, artificial intelligence in IT settings, and a new net neutrality law in Maine.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement Reflection on Inspirational Voices of EDUCAUSE 2018 Authors: by Published: Monday, July 15, 2019 Columns: Students and young IT professionals injected EDUCAUSE 2018 with fresh energy, new perspectives, and innovative ideas. Credit: ImageFlow / Shutterstock.com © 2019 I've attended many great EDUCAUSE meetings going way back to the Educom and CAUSE days. But EDUCAUSE 2018 was a particularly memorable conference for me for three impactful and inspirational reasons: the involvement of students in our conversations, the energy and ambition that the young professionals brought to our discussions, and the intimacy of the braindates for sharing ideas.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement The Quiet Leader Authors: by Published: Monday, July 15, 2019 Columns: There are a number of opportunities for introverted individuals to engage and grow as leaders. Credit: fizkes / Shutterstock.com © 2019 "Seek first to understand, then to be understood." These are the storied words of author Steven Covey, shared in the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Over the last several months, I have been exploring leadership from the unique perspective of the introverted/quiet leader.
EDUCAUSE Review Search Advertisement The Safeguards Rule Audit Objective Is Here! Authors: by Published: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Columns: The FY19 federal single audit compliance supplement contains an objective for colleges and universities concerning Safeguards Rule compliance. Since the FY19 audit will be the first to address this issue, EDUCAUSE members are encouraged to collaborate with their business offices and external auditors to determine how best to respond. Shortly before the Fourth of July holiday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) posted the for the fiscal year 2019 (FY19) federal single audit.
At Elgin Community College, the IT organization leveraged assistive technology and information technology to meet the needs of a faculty member with a disability, providing benefits for others across the campus as well.