• NARA Final Rule

    (October 14, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) The National Archives and Records Administration has issued its final rule creating a single definition of Controlled Unclassified Information for all federal agencies, effectively replacing the patchwork of controls that various agencies had independently developed and utilized. The final rule incorporates by reference NIST SP 800-171. It only applies directly to federal agencies, but it mandates that agencies incorporate CUI requirements into their contracts and agreements, including those with colleges and universities.

  • New York Joins SARA

    (October 14, 2016 – Jennifer Ortega) The New York State Board of Regents unanimously approved regulations permitting New York’s institutions of higher education to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, opening its borders to distance education programs and students from over 40 other SARA states.

  • Security Musketeers: Summer Edition

    EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and REN-ISAC actively meet to share information and discuss collaboration at a high level, and individually we collaborate on projects and initiatives. This community update shares information on collaborations during the third quarter of 2016.

  • How to Code…Tech Not Required

    The intersection of tech and accessibility in education has long been of interest to educators; when coding can be integrated into a curriculum without significant expense or technical expertise, it could open up possibilities for students around the world.

  • EDUCAUSE Comments: ADA Web Regulations Supplemental Advance Notice

    (October 11, 2016 – Jarret Cummings) EDUCAUSE joined with several higher education leadership associations to submit a response to U.S. Department of Justice regulatory proposals on web accessibility. The comments express support for WCAG 2.0 AA as the potential regulatory standard and a comprehensive institutional planning requirement to facilitate compliance. They also request that DOJ recognize the unique research functions institutional web presences must support and therefore focus compliance requirements on sites and content over which institutions exercise direct, centralized control.