FERPA: The Importance of Protecting Student Records (Slides 10-12)

When may education records be released to third parties?

 Slide 10

Contents of: When may education records be released to third parties?
  • Directory information,
  • Consent of student,
  • Judicial order/subpoena,
  • School officials with a legitimate educational interest,
  • Parents under if student is dependant,
  • Other circumstances.

“Directory Information” exempt

 Slide 11

Contents of: “Directory Information” exempt
  • Some student information, referred to as “Directory Information,” is exempt from FERPA confidentiality requirements.
    • Directory Information at UNC Charlotte means: the student's name, local and permanent address, email address, telephone number, date and place of birth, class, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, degrees and awards (including scholarships) received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.
  • Students may “opt out” of directory information exemption
    by placing a “privacy hold” on their account

When may education records be released to third parties?

 Slide 12

Contents of: When may education records be released to third parties?
  • Directory information,
  • Consent of student,
  • Judicial order/subpoena,
  • School officials with a legitimate educational interest,
  • Parents under if student is dependant,
  • Other circumstances.

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