As more schools, including Harvard University, partner with online management programs in order to outsource infrastructure for online courses, a new report from the Century Foundation warns lax oversight could leave students shortchanged.
OPM partnerships mean administrations must be cautious of how student data could be utilized by the third-party organization, as any misuse of information it gleans could reflect poorly on the original institution. OPMs are often able to reuse potential leads if they are tasked with recruitment.

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