A while back I posted an article about using student emergency records to transfer known cell phone numbers into alumni databases in an effort to help data integrity. There were a few institutions that responded with affirmation that they were indeed doing this. I'd like to take an informal survey to see if other institutions have gone this route. If yes, how successful has it been towards your objective of updating your database- particularly your young alumni? If not, has there been legal hurdles within your institution? Has anyone changed the language in their data capturing process to avoid issues in this respect?
Here's the link to the original article.
If you would, please respond to this blog or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll compile the results and share them in a later blog.