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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.


News and Events

EDUCAUSE Comments: ADA Web Regulations Supplemental Advance Notice
by Jarret Cummings | October 12, 2016

Accessible Instructional Materials Bill Introduced with Higher Ed., Disability, Publishing, and Tech Groups’ Support
by Jarret Cummings | September 29, 2016

NIST Releases, Requests Comments on Cybersecurity Resources
by Jarret Cummings | September 22, 2016

EDUCAUSE Comments: Distance Education State Authorization Regulations
by Jarret Cummings | August 31, 2016

ED Announces EQIP Partnerships
by EDUCAUSE Policy Office | August 29, 2016

Federal Health Care Cybersecurity Task Force Requests Information
by Jennifer Ortega | August 29, 2016


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. 

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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.