Learning Experience

The Learning Lab experience is supported by both asynchronous and synchronous components. Each of the two Learning Cycles includes a set of resources, an asynchronous discussion, and an interactive live session, all of which culminate in the development of a project or application to apply learning to local and specific contexts in support of the learning objectives.


Welcome Session

September 6, 2023, 12:00–1:00 p.m. ET

This is a live session to learn the details of the Learning Lab, the Canvas site, and expectations for the microcredential. There will also be time to get to know your fellow Lab partners and facilitator.

Learning Cycle 1: Privacy Fundamentals

September 11, 2023, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

We will discuss the ethical, social, technological, and legal concepts that make up the privacy discipline, as well as how these concepts apply to higher education. We will consider some examples of higher education activities that impact privacy.

Learning Cycle 2: Privacy in Practice

September 13, 2023, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

We will begin with an overview of the Fair Information Practice Principles, best practices for privacy by design, and a baseline understanding of a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and its value to the organization. Learners will apply privacy standards and principles to an activity relatable to their institution’s current needs, such as generative AI, DEI, data analytics, and vendor management. We will conclude by considering the future of privacy in society and in higher education in particular.

Review and Reflect Session

September 20, 2023, 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

The Learning Lab will conclude with an application or implementation project (described below) and a closing live session to review and process the learning from the lab.

Lab Implementation Project

Think about one activity in your job that requires handling personal data. Based on what you have learned in this course, we’ll identify privacy issues, provide a framework for assessing privacy impacts, and consider opportunities for including privacy-by-design in your activity.