On many campuses, openness and independence are among the traditional cornerstones of academic freedom. Yet in the technology-driven environments of today’s colleges, particularly at research-intensive institutions, IT leaders must strive to balance that openness with the need to keep data secure. Similarly, colleges must achieve a balance between the emphasis on data-driven instruction and decision-making and the imperative to protect privacy. Automated tools are making it easier to address both aims, even as colleges dramatically scale the amount of data they process.
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