In the Media: Instructure and Internet2 Establish New Data Governance Advisory Council

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Is your institution’s lack of a data governance policy causing operational headaches and posing privacy and security risks? You are not alone. 

Data management is a shared challenge across the research and higher education community. Shared challenges benefit from shareable solutions, standards, and best practices.

Campus Technology recently highlighted a significant development in higher education data retention, security, and governance: Instructure is establishing a Data Governance Advisory Council in partnership with Internet2. This is a crucial step in tackling the escalating data management and archiving requirements of higher education institutions, with one anticipated outcome being a playbook of research-based guidance and best practices.

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β€œIn our data-driven world, research and higher education institutions must both protect sensitive information and enable the use of data to advance teaching, enhance learning and the student experience, and accelerate research. A committee focused on these critical issues surrounding data governance is essential for building community-scale solutions with Internet2 industry members like Instructure.”

β€” Sean O’Brien, Associate Vice President for NET+ Cloud Services at Internet2

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“This is an important area of focus for Instructure, as institutions need clear guidance on how to address the ever-expanding student data in their care. By implementing a data-retention strategy aligned with best practices, they can better protect students and improve performance and operational efficiency.”

β€” Melissa Loble, Chief Academic Officer at Instructure