(February 24, 2017 – Jarret Cummings) With our “Interesting Reads” blog posts, the EDUCAUSE Policy Office highlights recent articles on federal policy issues and developments that are directly relevant to members or provide insights on higher education policy in general.
- “Congress is about to have a really challenging year on cybersecurity,” FedScoop, February 23, 2017. (Anticipated congressional agenda for cybersecurity, data privacy, and related issues)
- “Pai Finalizes Small ISP Transparency Exemption, Divulges Little on Net Neutrality,” Morning Consult, February 23, 2017. (Article discusses more on net neutrality than its headline implies, highlighting backchannel engagement between Pai and Congressional Republicans on possible net neutrality legislation)
- “Indiana U Faculty Approve Open-Access Policy,” Inside Higher Ed, February 23, 2017. (New policy sets submission of peer-reviewed articles to institutional open access repository as the default; article includes link to the full IU policy statement)
- “Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring,” TechCrunch, February 22, 2017. (New standard allows for more off-loading of mobile data traffic to WiFi, but some are concerned about potential conflicts with existing WiFi uses)
- “How Much Power Does Betsy DeVos Really Hold to Shake Up Higher Ed?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 16, 2017. (Review of the limited capacity of the U.S. Secretary of Education to impact higher education policy)
- “Waiting for the Dominoes to Fall,” Higher Education Today (An ACE Blog), February 15, 2017. (ACE review of potential federal budget scenarios and their impact on higher education, especially student financial aid)
- “Thune Not Waiting for FCC to Act Before Drafting Net Neutrality Bill,” Morning Consult, February 13, 2017. (Plans by Senate Commerce Committee chairman to forge a legislative compromise on net neutrality)
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