Project Description

zen pile of smooth black rocks

DLINQ’s Associate Provost for Digital Learning Dr. Amy Collier published this paper in the Educause Review. What responsibilities do universities and colleges have in providing sanctuary for student data and for students’ digital footprints? How might higher education institutions resist the black box algorithms7 into which they so freely feed student data? How might “digital” specialists and administrators reflect the caring, protective, and empathetic mindset of sanctuary movements? How might colleges and universities shape, rather than simply adopt, the ways that companies treat data?

Collier, A. (2017, August). Digital sanctuary: Refuge and protection on the web? Educause Review, 52(5). Available:

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