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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
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
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
DeSantis, Nick – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Start-up companies want to pry the information loose from campus servers in order to offer personalized services that could transform the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Grades (Scholastic), Scores
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Chiacchia, Monique – Online Submission, 2012
Domestic violence has been a reality in civilized society since a time prior to the Bible, but it has only been within the last thirty years that public recognition of its effects has infiltrated the media and the law. This has been due in part to the writings and research of Lenore Walker, who has been called the "Mother of The Battered…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Victims, College Students, Distance Education
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Miller, Thomas – New Directions for Student Services, 2011
This chapter begins with a discussion of the impact of limited resources on the integrity of transactions between students and student affairs administrators. A framework and guiding principles for maintaining integrity are offered, and then some general principles for transactions with students are presented. Next, the chapter involves integrity…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Integrity, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services
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Lundquist, Anne; Shackelford, Allan – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Making the "right" risk management decisions involving students with significant psychological disabilities requires a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legal obligations and duties at issue. It also requires taking into consideration the best interests of these individual students. At the same time, decision makers must focus…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Decision Making, Disabilities, Student Needs
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Kennedy, Kirsten – About Campus, 2009
Today's parents are involved in college students' lives more than those of any previous generation. The purpose of this article is to help institutions constructively manage their relationships with parents, for the benefit of students, the institution, and the parents themselves. The author seeks to offer guidance to institutions in developing a…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents
McBain, Lesley – American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2008
The complex issues of promoting student mental health, privacy and public safety, and the balance among them, weigh on the minds of institutional leaders, educational policymakers, and local, state and federal officials. American campuses have a proud history of intellectual freedom, openness and public accessibility to their communities. However,…
Descriptors: Privacy, School Security, Safety, Mental Health
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Schoenecker, Craig; Reeves, Richard – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2008
This chapter describes the National Student Clearinghouse and discusses opportunities and challenges for tracking community college students. It also presents a system perspective on using clearinghouse data to promote more comprehensive student and graduate tracking. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Transfer Rates (College), Clearinghouses, Nonprofit Organizations, Community Colleges
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Cutright, Marc – New Directions for Higher Education, 2008
In this chapter, the author addresses one important issue of contemporary campus life: parental involvement in the lives of today's college students. There seems to be broad consensus that the institution-parent relationship is changing, and at its most extreme manifestations presents the helicopter parent phenomenon. However, it is important not…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, College Students, Parent Student Relationship, Higher Education
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
New regulations may expand the thicket of student-privacy law, but the U.S. Department of Education hopes that an in-depth guide will help colleges and universities find their way. Last week the department released new rules on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Ferpa), which governs the disclosure of student records. The regulations…
Descriptors: Student Records, Schools of Education, Safety, Privacy
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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Baker, Thomas R. – NASPA Journal, 2005
Decisions by university officials not to notify a student's parents following a suicide attempt on campus have been severely criticized by some observers. Although courts have not imposed a parental notice requirement, the practice is advantageous to students in many situations. The author recommends a system of notification that relies primarily…
Descriptors: Courts, Suicide, Parents, College Students
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