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Evolving Evaluation: The Future of Faculty Development in the Digital Age

Published by: ewalton | 5/19/2022 | 0 comments

Don’t you just love performance evaluations? I do! Just kidding, is there anyone who truly loves being evaluated on their job or teaching performance? I do, however, appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve my work or teaching (etc.). So, perhaps I can say I appreciate when an evaluation provides me with such an opportunity? […]

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Algorithms, Diversity, and Privacy: Better Data Practices to Create Greater Student Equity

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 1/30/2020 | 0 comments

Data is Everywhere Everything we do online or out in the world is collected as data and stored. This data is tracked and analyzed and used to inform predictions about the future. Data about our spending habits informs companies about strategies for Internet advertising. Data about our values and interests informs online dating websites. And […]

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The Year in Review – What WCET Frontiers Posts Did You Read in 2018?

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 12/20/2018 | 1 comments

In 2018, the idea for a “Most Popular Movie” Oscar (thankfully) came and went, we debated whether we heard “laurel” or “yanni,” and J.R. Smith looks lonely on the Cavaliers’ bench after forgetting the clock in the NBA Finals. While we did not cover any of those events in WCET’s Frontiers blog, our stories about […]

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MonsterBash: Data Protection and Privacy Unmasked

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/31/2018 | 1 comments

It is getting scary out there! What a spooky coincidence that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! It is 2018, is your institution or organization’s data protected? How do you know the goblins, ghouls, and trolls are not already infesting your perimeter? WCET began following the issue of data protection and privacy (DPP) in […]

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Data Privacy for Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/5/2017 | 1 comments

Data privacy and protection is becoming an increasingly important topic on a personal and professional level and in all fields -not just higher education. Lately stories about hackers gaining access to important data has filled my news feed. We need to focus on ways to decrease higher education institution’s vulnerabilities and safeguard our information. To […]

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Words can be intimidating: Cybersecurity and Our Role in Higher Education

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/8/2017 | 1 comments

Today we welcome Mike Abbiatti, the executive direction of WCET and WICHE Vice President for Educational Technologies, to WCET Frontiers. Mike will discuss the term cybersecurity in higher education, why we should care about protecting privacy and data, and actions we can take to protect ourselves and our students from various data attacks. Thank you […]

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A New Year, a New Administration, a New Higher Education Act Reauthorization?

Published by: Russ Poulin | 10/24/2016 | 0 comments

Earlier this year, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska called this election a “dumpster fire.” We were reminded of this insight by Terry Hartle (Senior Vice President, Division of Government and Public Affairs of the American Council on Education) at last week’s Presidents’ Forum. Hoping to raise the level of dialogue beyond that surrounding a dumpster […]

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Congress Proposes Changes to Student Data Usage and Privacy Regulations

Published by: Russ Poulin | 8/20/2015 | 2 comments

Van Davis, Blackboard’s new Associate Vice President of Higher Education Research and Policy, is today’s guest blogger. We’re all engaged in assuring that student data is used properly. Van gives us an insight into legislation that may add new responsibilities in protecting student data and privacy. Thank you for the update, Van. We live in a society awash […]

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