Learning Lab | Privacy For All in Higher Ed

Part 1: February 7 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: February 9 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: February 16 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: February 23 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET


Join privacy pros Cristina Blanton, Holly Drake, and Pegah Parsi as they share their experiences and strategies for embedding privacy principles into every aspect of higher education. The sessions will start with a deep dive into privacy--the legal, compliance, ethical, and social perspectives and the current higher education landscape of data privacy. Next, we will provide learners with an understanding of privacy standards and principles and how they can help your institution achieve its strategic goals. We will conclude by discussing the EDUCAUSE 2021 Horizon Action Plan: Privacy and consider where the field is moving in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Explain the ethics, principles, and values of a privacy program
  • Understand the regulatory aspects of privacy in higher ed
  • Understand good privacy practices
  • Explain the relationship between privacy and information security
  • Build upon the 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Action Plan: Privacy to help prioritize where to start

Target Audience

Individuals interested in learning about privacy in higher ed; individuals involved in risk management, IT, security, and data governance functions within their organization; educators; data analysts; leaders


Pegah K. Parsi Pegah K. Parsi, Chief Privacy Officer, University of California San Diego

Holly Drake Holly Drake, Chief Privacy Officer, The Ohio State University

Cristina R. Blanton Cristina R. Blanton, Chief Privacy & Data Protection Officer, The University of Texas System