Higher Education Symposium

AI in Education: Privacy and Data Security Considerations

October 19, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Artificial intelligence, or “AI” technology, continues to increase its presence in higher education, whether in administration or even in the classroom. However, while this dynamic technology can benefit schools and students in a number of ways, what are the privacy implications of expanding the use of AI in education? Join our panelists as they discuss the prevalence of AI in education and examine current privacy concerns related to expanding the innovative uses of AI. While sharing use cases of AI in education, our panelists will explore the potential pitfalls of using AI in the classroom and offer solutions on how to best reconcile the risks of AI so educational institutions can maximize the benefits.

1 CLE Credit (CA, NY)

Molly Grammel, Partner, Goodwin
Jacqueline Klosek, Partner, Goodwin
Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D., Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and Technology, Harvard Kennedy School
Amelia Vance, Vice President of Youth and Education Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum


Managing a Higher Ed Crisis: Tips and Best Practices

October 20, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Whether threats related to COVID-19, athletic scandals, student protests, controversial investigations of faculty, or other challenges, it is essential that colleges and universities have a coordinated cross-functional crisis management plan for whenever major reputational risks arise. A common criticism of crisis response is that the institution reacted too slowly and the incident was not taken seriously until it became public. In this interactive webinar, our panelists will discuss strategies and best practices for institutions and their trustees as they consider a full range of crisis events and issues.

1 CLE Credit (CA, NY)

Alexis Coll-Very, Partner, Goodwin
Jennifer Chunias, Partner, Goodwin
Brackett Denniston, Chair of the Board of Kenyon College and Sr. Counsel, Goodwin
Gus Coldebella, Vice Chair of the Board, Colgate University and Partner, True Ventures

COVID-19: Mandatory Vaccines, Reasonable Accommodations, and Other Practical Considerations 

October 21, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Keeping up with fast-paced, ever-changing labor and employment law has always been critical for higher education institutions, and the global COVID-19 pandemic makes this year’s update more important than ever. Our panelists will summarize and discuss the employment aspects of mandatory vaccinations, reasonable accommodations, confidentiality and related employment considerations.

1 CLE Credit (CA, NY)

Christina Lewis, Partner, Goodwin
Beth LeFante, Assistant General Counsel, Northeastern University 
Richard Uchida, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Colby College