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Decoding Data Security

Student Kyra O’Connor offers perspective on privacy policies, data collection and the university’s role in cybersecurity.

Privacy Opt-Out May Lead to Inequities

Rushing to provide opt-out mechanisms may be hurting rather than protecting students, writes Christopher Brooks, who teaches in a school of information.

Data Defense: Privacy Protection Actions

Four actions to encourage students to take for better understanding of what data are collected about them and what control they may have over the use of their private information.

Data Collection Comforts: Most Students Trust Their Colleges

Students don’t know a lot about what their colleges are doing with their data, and experts say institutions must help them think more critically about data privacy. Here’s how.

Spring Enrollment Keeps Slipping

Undergraduate enrollment fell by 4.5 percent versus last spring, with deep drops among some underrepresented students, according to early data. Graduate enrollment ticked up, but not enough to prevent an overall decline in student numbers.

Partnership Seeks to Bolster Information on Digital Credentials

Credential Engine, creator of a national directory of degrees, diplomas, digital badges and other nondegree credentials, is teaming up with...

Can ‘Nudges’ Make Students Study More? Maybe Someday

Researchers hoped that online communications would prod students to nearly double their study time. It barely budged, but their study shows how scholars can measure impact (or lack thereof) of educational interventions.

Early-Alert Systems Seen as Mixed Bag

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.