RTE 6 Feb 2020 15:47:05MSU has revealed its plans to tackle the “big data” threat to the university, with new policies to crack down on the sharing of data between staff and students and the creation of a new ‘human resources’ division.
The University of Minnesota has revealed plans to take a new approach to combating the sharing and collection of information, including by university staff and student organisations.
A number of initiatives, including a new Human Resources Division, will be rolled out to address the problem, the university said in a news release on Thursday.
The new strategy is designed to “ensure that our students and staff are well informed about the challenges and opportunities they face when sharing data”, it said.
“As we seek to reduce the amount of data shared and the impact it has on our students, faculty, staff and community, we are looking at a number of new initiatives to support them to do so.”
The university also outlined a number new initiatives for student organisations, including an “Open Data initiative” that will see student leaders able to use data from other student organisations to provide more information and advice to their students.
“The Open Data initiative will enable students to have more control over the data they share to make informed decisions about how their data is used,” the university stated.MSU’s Office of Information Technology and the Office of Student Development have also announced plans to collaborate to develop a “human resources” division.
“We are committed to taking the best solutions from our universities across the university and partnering with other organizations to help ensure that we are able to deliver the best service for our students,” the University of Michigan said in the release.