The McGraw Center’s Undergraduate Learning Program tracks student usage of its services (e.g. workshops, tutoring, learning consultations) so that we can accurately report to the Dean of the College and others how many students use our services and for how long—but not who uses them. The card reader devices that are used for these purposes collect only the student’s name and student ID#. This information is crucial if we are to ensure sufficient resources—funding, staffing, and space—are made available to us in order to continue to offer effective services that meet Princeton students’ needs.
Information about individual students is confidential. McGraw Center swipe-in data is used in much the same way as other data (e.g. surveys) collected by the University. We track attendance primarily to quantify usage of our services, and in turn, to assess those services. When swipe-in data is used for other purposes (e.g. reports), individual student identities are not included. Thus, individual users' identities are confidential, they are never reported to, for instance, course heads. Individuals may opt out of swiping in and still use McGraw services, but they must tell McGraw staff they are doing so and be prepared to provide their name and netID in writing solely for the purpose of making accurate counts.