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Anderson, Alicia – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2006
No university seems immune to cyber attacks. For many universities, such events have served as wake-up calls to develop a comprehensive information security and privacy strategy. This is no simple task, however. It involves balancing a culture of openness with a need for security and privacy. Security and privacy are not the same, and the…
Descriptors: School Security, Colleges, Privacy, Computer Security
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Adler, M. Peter – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
The increased number of government-mandated and private contractual information security requirements in recent years has caused higher education security professionals to view information security as another aspect of regulatory or contractual compliance. The existence of fines, penalties, or loss (including bad publicity) has also increased the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Publicity, Computer Security, Colleges
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Cate, Fred H. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2006
Colleges and universities face heightened responsibilities. They possess a large volume and variety of sensitive information on a wide range of individuals, and demands for this information are growing. The students that are educated, housed, and/or employed by colleges and universities tend to be in a vulnerable age cohort: eighteen- to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Privacy, Vocational Education, Higher Education
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Once upon a time, parents would help their children move into dorm rooms and apartments, then wave good-bye for the semester. Not anymore. Baby boomers have arguably been more involved in their children's educations--and their lives in general--than any preceding generation of parents, university observers say. And boomers see no reason why that…
Descriptors: Parents, Colleges, Baby Boomers, Academic Advising
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Johnson, Mary K. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2006
Connecticut's higher education accountability focuses on using measures of employment readiness and success, including employer satisfaction surveys.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Statewide Planning, Surveys
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Gilley, Ann; Gilley, Jerry W. – College and University, 2006
Student privacy and confidentiality are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment. Among the four specific rights granted to students who have reached the age of eighteen or who attend a postsecondary institution, "consent to disclosure of records" is the most commonly…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Records, Student Rights, Federal Legislation
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2006
Researchers looking to tap into the treasure troves of long-term student-achievement data that states and districts are starting to pile up say their efforts are increasingly running up against a decades-old federal law designed to protect student privacy. "More and more people are starting to look into questions of the federal…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Academic Achievement, Federal Legislation
Bradley, Leo H. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
Here is a book to serve educators from all types of schools in either pre-service or professional development that is designed as a text for master's and licensure (post-master's) level. This book covers all the relevant issues in school law: (1) The legal system; (2) The federal and state role in education; (3) Church-state relationships; (4)…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Home Schooling, Educational Vouchers, Court Litigation
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
The Educational Technology Cooperative of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) established the Digital Learning Content initiative to identify guidelines and develop recommendations to assist those who develop, evaluate, select, acquire and use digital learning content to create products that are easy to access and use in order to ensure…
Descriptors: Item Banks, Instructional Materials, Guidelines, State Departments of Education
American School Health Association (NJ3), 2005
This resource sets the standard for school nurses concerning the formulation of individualized healthcare plans designed to fit the unique health needs of students. Eighteen chapters focus on special issues and school nursing concepts. Computer software, which accompanies the manual, assists in the development and creation of individualized…
Descriptors: Diseases, Disabilities, Substance Abuse, Homeless People
Geierstanger, Sara P.; Amaral, Gorette – National Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2005
The National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (NASBHC) convened a meeting of 23 stakeholders representing a national cross-section of experts in the fields of health and education on April 30, 2004. Among the participants were school health practitioners, educators, researchers, and funders. The meeting's purpose was to clarify and document…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Policy, Stakeholders, School Health Services
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Blair, Meg – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2005
Bella Stavisky was born in New York City on July 24, 1920. She was born to activism: her father's butcher shop was called the Live and Let Live Meat Market, in protest of WWI. Her parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and when her father died there was no son to say Kaddish for him, so 13-year-old Bella marched into Temple each day for a year to…
Descriptors: Jews, Civil Rights, Lawyers, Court Litigation
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Hecht, Jeffrey B. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2005
Scholars conducting research in classrooms face a myriad of ethical issues somewhat unique to the educational setting. While the Code of Federal Regulations (45 CFR 46) generally provides that educational research be classified as exempt from review by Institutional Review Boards, those same regulations provide a host of special conditions under…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Research Methodology, Confidentiality, Ethics
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Tripp, April; Zhu, Weimo – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005
Current federal legislation has shifted the focus of education for students with disabilities from issues of access and opportunity to issues about improving teaching and learning, specifically focusing on students? involvement in the general curriculum. Effective assessment techniques are critical to the educational process in order for the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Physical Fitness, Adapted Physical Education
McColl, Ann – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, has become a symbol of all things good and bad in education. While the basic concepts of the legislation--accountability for results, research-based education programs, increased parental options, and expanded local control and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Constitutional Law, Federal State Relationship, Federal Legislation
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