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Data and University Life

The Humanities Center welcomes Lisa S. Parker (Center for Bioethics and Health Law). 

This discussion will kick-off a two-part, two-year transdisciplinary examination of the collection and use of data in higher education. The initial focus will be on the collection, protection, and use of data in COVID-19-related risk reduction efforts to reopen universities, e.g. testing and contact tracing, and Zoom/classroom recording. Subsequently, examination will turn to the second focus: the use of data and predictive analytics in higher education to recruit, retain, track, and advise students—personalized education—and to guide resource allocation decisions within universities. All of these uses of data raise questions of governance, transparency, privacy, and potential unintended consequences, as well as foundational questions about the social roles and goals of university education. The October 22 discussion will introduce this project and seek participants’ ideas about what concerns, questions, priorities, stakeholders, and collaborators should shape the project. 

The pre-circulated reading is available here

Thursday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Data and University Life

The Humanities Center welcomes Lisa S. Parker (Center for Bioethics and Health Law). 

This discussion will kick-off a two-part, two-year transdisciplinary examination of the collection and use of data in higher education. The initial focus will be on the collection, protection, and use of data in COVID-19-related risk reduction efforts to reopen universities, e.g. testing and contact tracing, and Zoom/classroom recording. Subsequently, examination will turn to the second focus: the use of data and predictive analytics in higher education to recruit, retain, track, and advise students—personalized education—and to guide resource allocation decisions within universities. All of these uses of data raise questions of governance, transparency, privacy, and potential unintended consequences, as well as foundational questions about the social roles and goals of university education. The October 22 discussion will introduce this project and seek participants’ ideas about what concerns, questions, priorities, stakeholders, and collaborators should shape the project. 

The pre-circulated reading is available here

Thursday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Topic

Humanities