Records and Information Management in Higher Education

Colleges and universities produce and disseminate enormous amounts of paper and electronic records and information from faculty, students, and staff. Managing this large quantity of various types and formats of information in a timely and secure manner is one of the challenges of higher education records and information management.

Both public and private higher education institutions face similar records and information management issues arising from organizational infrastructure, policies and procedures, risk management, and litigation strategies as well as from government, legislative, and agency compliance requirements.

The sidebar at the left lists some of the items that higher education must consider in regard to records and information management. A link to additional resources is also provided.