The Uses and Abuses of Data in Higher Education

Event Date/Time
May 14, 2021, 8:45am
Event Location

How is the use of institutional data-gathering reshaping higher education? From surveillance software to student success dashboards, from COVID tracking to instructor productivity metrics, “data-informed decision making” is pervading all levels of academic life. Who decides which data we collect, who will have access to those data, and how the data will be used? Should institutional data literacy be part of the training of all academics? This conference takes a broad look at the explosive growth of data in higher education in the past decade and how we, as members of the university community, can be better informed about how our data is being used, and to what ends.

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