Postgraduate students in Carrie Klein Higher Education Administration courses are aware that colleges and universities in which they work collect and use data about their college students. But when Klein asks them to estimate how much data they could meet about an individual student on a typical day on campus, they are generally far away.

The day in life The modules list the activities that a student can pass, including parking, going to class, going to the gym, reviewing the email, initiating session on the learning management system , falling to see an advisor, stop at the health center, participating in an event and using an identification to buy lunch and then enter a residence.

The question: How many data points were collected?

The typical answer: less than 20.

The correct answer: 40 or more.

"These are graduation level courses for people who work on campuses, and sometimes they are not even aware of the amount of data being collected, or how they can inform successful initiatives Of the students, "says Klein, a member of the Faculty of Affiliates at George Mason University.

In small teams and then in a larger group, your students discuss exercise and how universities use students' information. The location data, determined by the IP address at the system's login time, tend to surprise people, explains Klein, who is in the Sheeo staff, the Association of Executive Officers of Higher Education of the State, as Senior policy analyst.

Approximately five years, she asked researchers about the personal data that are being collected and she found these students, "were quite unconscious," says Klein. "Regardless of the population group, we tend to underestimate what is being collected over us." googleg.cmd.push (function () googleg.display ("dfp-ad-article_in_article"););

The last student voice survey from the interior of ED and the University of the last time, presented by Kaplan, that most students do not know how much the data has their institutions on them, but they are not too worried about it.

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while four in 10 think it is important that your university be having a data privacy policy, only one of one of Every 10 is aware of a policy of this type and has read it. When any privacy policy is presented, Klein points out: "How many of us do blindly click to access the information we need?"

The 2,286 college students of 120 colleges and universities surveyed tend to be more concerned about the Way Technology Companies, such as Google or Facebook, and social networks or other mobile applications, handle private information. Only 14 percent is not at all concerned about privacy related to technology companies, and 10 percent have that confidence in application developers.

When asked about the data that your colleges probably collaborate on them:

  • More than half of the students have no concerns about how their assistance is handled (66 percent) , ratings (55 percent) and registration data (51 percent) (51 percent).
  • Less than half do not have concerns about how your course is the data of the commitment behavior (47 percent) and financial information (46 percent) are handled.
  • Eighty-five percent of students find it very or something acceptable so that their schools send alerts and reminders when the assignments are met.

    "Students seem less concerned if the institutional behavior may be linked to the search for academic aid," says Michael Brown, an assistant professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at the State University of Iowa. With Klein , Brown has investigated and written about the documents of the Student Privacy Policy and an included occurs.

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