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EDUCAUSE Policy monitors and analyzes the public policy issues that directly or indirectly affect IT in higher education and advocates on behalf of the community.

Current Topics

IT Accessibility
Higher education has ethical and legal obligations to ensure that programs and services are accessible to all learners and employees, and as IT plays an increasingly integral role in higher education, whether IT is accessible can have a major impact on student success.

Cybersecurity/Data Privacy
Maintaining information security, compliance, data protection, and privacy are ongoing and ever-changing efforts for higher education institutions. 

Net Neutrality
Higher education was instrumental in developing the Internet and, as one of the largest producers and consumers of Internet content, the higher education community has a special interest in guaranteeing the network remains as open as possible. 

News and Events

IRS Agrees to 1098-T Delay

by Jarret Cummings | May 6, 2016

FCC Privacy Rules Released

by Jen Ortega | April 17, 2016


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Advisory Committee

The Policy Advisory Committee informs the association’s federal policy efforts by providing the member perspective on policy developments and relevant community interests.


Policy Discussion Group

The Policy Discussion Group focuses on campus technology policies and on understanding the legal and ethical environment in which those policies exist.