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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

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. 

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. 

 

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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.