A Student-Led Symposium.

February 28 // Memorial Union 109

12pm Free Lunch from Café Yumm!
12:30 Keynote Address, The Consequences of Surveillance

Matthew Guariglia, Ph.D., will speak on The Consequences of Surveillance: Past, Present, and Future. Stop helping to build the surveillance state! Public and private surveillance have a long history, but digital tools make it more omnipresent in our lives than ever. In this time of ubiquitous tech, we need to make smart choices to prioritize our privacy and the privacy of those around us. At moments of political instability, it’s especially important to value privacy. What you leave a paper trail of today may get someone into trouble tomorrow. 

1:30   Privacy Workshop 

Glencora Borradaile, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Associate School Head in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, believes that communication should be private and secure by default and worries about corporate and state threats to first-amendment protected activities. Kelly McElroy, MLIS and MAS, is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at OSU Libraries. She was a member of the first cohort of the Library Freedom Institute, which trains library workers as privacy advocates. Michele Gretes, Ph.D., wants reasonably good digital security culture and resilient communications for those working to preserve ecosystems and liberate human and non-human animals. 

3:00   FERPA and Learning Analytics

Brooke Robertshaw, Ph.D., is the Assessment Librarian at OSU. Her Ph.D. is in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University. Before her Ph.D., Brooke was an activist in Eugene and has been thinking about issues of justice since canvassing for Geraldine Ferraro when she was 11. Brooke is a second generation academic & Ph.D., white, colonial American, documented, cis-gender woman. Brooke’s talk will focus on how FERPA and IRB and where the cracks in these laws are, especially when it comes to big data.

3:45   Insights from Student Data Survey

Robin Pappas, Ph.D., is Instructional Innovation Coordinator in the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost for Information and Technology. Robin coordinates the Learning Innovation Grant (a fund to enable faculty to enhance their courses using technologies) and advises on IT decision-making to support student success and instructional excellence. In Fall 2019, Information & Technology partnered with ASOSU and ASOSU-Cascades to administer the university's first-ever survey of OSU students about student data. The survey treated students' perceptions about the data OSU collects, their comfort with our collection and use of that data, and the students' own ideas about what we might do with the data to enhance their learning and experience at OSU. In this session, the speaker will share insights from the preliminary analysis of the survey data and invite participants to join the conversation to unpack and consider responses to the findings. 

4:30   Closing Remarks

Charlie Fisher, State Director of Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, and Cheryl Hiemstra, Assistant Attorney General of Oregon will be talking about privacy policy work in the State of Oregon.

5:00   Pizza & Conversation in MU 211

All are welcome. Free admission. NO registration. 


Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting 541-737-9200 or asosu.advocacy@oregonstate.edu