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Reidenberg, Joel R.; Schaub, Florian – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Education, Big Data, and student privacy are a combustible mix. The improvement of education and the protection of student privacy are key societal values. Big Data and Learning Analytics offer the promise of unlocking insights to improving education through large-scale empirical analysis of data generated from student information and student…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Security, Student Records, Privacy
US House of Representatives, 2018
This document records testimony from a hearing before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education that was held to discuss exploring opportunities to strengthen education research while protecting student privacy. Member statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Jared Polis, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Early…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Research, Information Security, Educational Legislation
Swail, Watson Scott; Fung-Angarita, Maly – Educational Policy Institute, 2018
The issue of student retention and graduation from postsecondary institutions has grown in stature over the past decade. While the last 40 years of federal and state policies have focused largely on access to college, there is now a very real interest in not only getting students into college but also helping them earn baccalaureate and other…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Postsecondary Education, College Students, School Holding Power
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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2017
In this article, author Wendy Kilgore reports that 2016 was a productive year for AACRAO Research thanks to the active and ongoing participation of the members. Eleven research projects were completed in 2016 including 60-Second surveys and three comprehensive projects. The intent of the 60-Second surveys remains the same since its inception. They…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Surveys, Benchmarking, Educational Research
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Marek, Michael W.; Skrabut, Stan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Few scholarly publications have addressed in detail the question of student privacy when using social media for classroom educational activities. This study combined qualitative and conceptual methodologies to explore the implications of privacy law on learning activities, using the strict Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) in the…
Descriptors: Privacy, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Privacy Technical Assistance Center, 2017
The Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has received an increasing number of questions from postsecondary educational institutions (institutions) 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…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Information Utilization, College Students, Program Evaluation
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2017
Homelessness is a devastating circumstance for any child or youth; but for youth on their own, the stresses of homelessness are multiplied. The myriad of challenges faced by youth experiencing homelessness on their own puts these students at risk of dropping out or school failure. Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Students, Student Rights, Student Needs
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2016
The January 2016 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) "60 Second Survey" focused on institutional Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training practices and measuring the level of interest in an AACRAO-developed online FERPA training module. The survey received 878 usable responses.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Privacy, Student Records, Parent Rights
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Oliver, Astrid; Prosser, Eric; Chittenden, Lloyd – Journal of Access Services, 2016
This case study examines patron record privacy and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within a consortial environment. FERPA requirements were examined, as well as college and library policy and procedure. It was determined that information in library patron records is directory information and, under most circumstances, does…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Student Records, Privacy
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Boone, Katherine B.; Davidson, Denise L.; Bauman, Mark – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The evolution of the resident assistant position and its history are important to understanding its increasing complexities. In this article we examine how court cases and federal legislation, along with changes in popular culture, have altered and shaped the role of the resident assistant. Our premise is that this role, originally relatively…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, College Students, College Housing, Role
Whitfield, Christina – State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2016
Analysis of student-level data to inform policy and promote student success is a core function of executive higher education agencies. Postsecondary data systems have expanded their collection of data elements for use by policymakers, institutional staff, and the general public. State coordinating and governing boards use these data systems for…
Descriptors: Student Records, College Students, Data Collection, Information Security
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Pullin, Diana – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Recent efforts to change the teaching profession and teacher preparation include a number of innovations to use portfolio assessment, value added measures (VAM), accountability metrics and other corporate education reform ideas. These approaches may provoke considerable potential legal consequences. Traditional constitutional and civil rights…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Teacher Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Alexiou-Ray, Jennifer; Bentley, Courtney C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2015
Meaningful technology use in education continues to improve given an increase in access to available technologies and professional development. For educators, professional development has focused on approaches for technology use that foster content-specific best practices and improve student learning in traditional classroom formats. Meaningful…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness
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Levesque, Karen; Fitzgerald, Robert; Pfeiffer, Jay – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
State longitudinal data systems (SLDSs) promise a rich source of data for education research. SLDSs contain statewide student data that can be linked over time and to additional data sources for education management, reporting, improvement, and research, and ultimately for informing education policy and practice. Authored by Karen Levesque, Robert…
Descriptors: Data, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Seevers, Matthew T.; Rowe, William J.; Skinner, Steven J. – Marketing Education Review, 2014
Conventional wisdom in sales management encourages public delivery of positive feedback, and private delivery of negative feedback. In stark contrast, U.S. educators typically provide all performance feedback in relative (if not strict) privacy to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To investigate this discrepancy,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Privacy, Student Motivation, Satisfaction
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