The following guidelines provide a framework to support and monitor access to data associated with the Teaching Innovation Unit (TIU) and learnonline. The guidelines refer and adhere to University policy related to data access and include a set of principles that collectively provide a robust quality assurance process and high level of transparency related to how data assets are managed within the Unit. The TIU is responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the University’s teaching and learning data extracted from systems such as learnonline.
The purpose of this document is to:
Access to data related to student and staff interaction from learnonline applications must comply with University policy A-34. Access to UniSA students, staff and data
Appropriate use of data
All requested access and use of data will comply with Policy A-34. It is anticipated that data will primarily be used to analyse learnonline user activity to:
Data may be used by UniSA staff for research, publication and cross-institutional collaboration with appropriate ethics approval and authorisation from the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Any request for data to be used by external groups (e.g. research collaborations) must first receive appropriate ethical clearance and approval from the Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Any data requests not specifically described in this document will be considered in conjunction with the requirements detailed in policy A – 34.1 Access to UniSA students, staff and data
The request for data must be undertaken via the request form and signed by the appropriate person, prior to submission, according to the following levels.
Permission to access student and staff engagement data for the purpose of improving a course or program should be obtained from:
Permission must be obtained from the Provost and Chief Academic Officer when:
Staff may access data for the purposes of their role such as Head of School, Dean or program director without seeking additional approval processes.
The following flowchart outlines the request procedure. Evidence of permission granted at the appropriate level must be forwarded with the Application for TIU Data Form accessed at the bottom of this page. The University owns the supplied data and all relevant University policies concerning the use and publication of data apply.
Approval to access Teaching Innovation Unit data will take into consideration:
Staff must notify and seek approval from the TIU for any dissemination activity related to the analyses and interpretation of findings (e.g. public presentations; written publications; workshops, seminars or conference presentations).
Application for access to data