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Informing policy development and practice. EDUCAUSE Policy looks beyond what technology makes possible to address what is legal, appropriate, and ethical at the campus, state, federal, and international levels.

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E-learning Regulation
Questions of e-learning quality, rising student debt, and post-graduation employment prospects have led to regulatory actions and legislative proposals to tighten programmatic and institutional accountability.

Copyright and Fair Use
A lawsuit brought by several publishers against Georgia State University involved the use of copyrighted materials in e-reserves in higher education. The case was decided largely in favor of Georgia State, however, the publishers have appealed and the outcome could have far reaching implications for educational fair use.

Identity Governance
The NSTIC vision is an “identity ecosystem” in which online services can be accessed with confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation. Multiple sectors, including higher education, must develop the technology and policy standards essential for a successful framework

Policy Matters

Few policy issues are entirely new, even fewer vanish permanently, and most cycle — that is, their importance waxes and wanes as they are affected by technology, society, or politics. If we understand how policy challenges evolve, then in principle we can anticipate when different issues will become important and how to address them. Read the latest in EDUCAUSE Review Online >

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Cybersecurity Bills Passed

Congress passed four cybersecurity bills seen as major steps for cybersecurity, representing the first substantial cybersecurity reforms approved by...

Policy Digest: TEACH Act, Copyright, NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Get the latest public and campus policy news affecting higher education, including information on EDUCAUSE concerns with the TEACH Act. 

TEACH Act: Good Intentions, Bad Legislation

What the legislation would mean for higher ed's ability to use technology to advance learning.

EDUCAUSE Comments on FCC Open Internet Proposal

EDUCAUSE submitted formal comments urging the FCC to incorporate higher education needs into its proposed open Internet rules.

Urging the FCC to Adopt Net Neutrality Principles

EDUCAUSE and other leading higher education and library associations urge the FCC to adopt Net Neutrality principles. The groups believe these principles are essential to protecting freedom of...

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