April 10, 2013
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Comments
EDUCAUSE has submitted comments on behalf of the Higher Education Information Security Council to address several questions raised by a NIST Request for Information concerning standards, guidelines, or best practices that promote the protection of information and information systems. While colleges and universities are not deemed "critical infrastructure," HEISC participated because of the interdependencies with other owners and operators of critical infrastructures and the relevance of existing standards. Read more >
MOOCs and Intellectual Property: Ownership and Use Rights
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become the buzzword these days. Besides the hype associated with MOOCs, campuses are having serious discussions about the opportunities and challenges that these online courses pose. What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs highlights a number of key issues for colleges and universities, including intellectual property (IP) concerns.
Copyright Alert System Utilized in Infringement Lawsuit
The Copyright Alert System—which went into effect in February—aims to cut down on illegal peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material and is devised to be an educational program. So it is interesting to note that it is being utilized in a civil action against an alleged BitTorrent pirate.
Where Campus Policy Discussions Are Taking Place
A recent media story about Harvard University's controversial e-mail searches sparked a lot of discussion on the EDUCAUSE Policy Discussion list. Learn about some of the questions that were discussed, shared policies and best practices, and campus viewpoints of this issue and more.
EDUCAUSE Selects Maryland CIO Brian Voss as First Presidential Fellow
Voss will help improve the association's ability to address strategic issues that sitting CIOs consider most pressing.
IT Risk Management Poll
ECAR is designing new research on IT risk management adoption. Share your experience in our six-question poll.
EDUCAUSE Review Online is Soliciting Case Studies
Contribute to upcoming issues by submitting case studies that illustrate the transformative power of IT to create connections—moving from the Information Age to the Connected Age.
March/April EDUCAUSE Review: BYOD, Accessibility, and E-Books
Read the latest EDUCAUSE Review to find out more about the latest in higher ed. This issue includes stories looking at what purpose policy serves in the context of BYOD, as well as stories on issues that might require or impact campus policy, including e-books and accessibility.
New CDS Core Metrics and Module Dashboards
The Core Metrics, IT Security, Support Services, and Information Systems/ERP dashboards are now available to CDS 2012 survey participants in the CDS Reporting tool.
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