FERPA: The Importance of Protecting Student Records (Slides 7-9)

What is a student education record?

 Slide 7

Contents of: What is a student education record?
 

Information
  • Personal information (other than Directory Information, defined later),
  • Grades,
  • Schedules,
  • Disability status,
  • Academic standing,
  • Social Security Number,
  • Student ID numbers.
Format
  • Essentially any format that exists.

What is NOT an education record?

 Slide 8

Contents of: What is NOT an education record?

  • Law enforcement records,
  • Employment records,
    • Unless dependent on status as student,
  • Professional records,
    • Mental or Physical Health,
  • Non-circulating faculty or staff records made for personal use,
  • Peer-graded assignments BEFORE collected by instructor (NEW),
  • Certain alumni records.

When may education records be released to third parties?

 Slide 9

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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