FERPA Checklist: What Can Never Be Shared

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In Academic Impressions' online FERPA training (you can order this online training here), FERPA expert Helen Garrett, the university registrar and chief officer of enrollment information services at the University of Washington, and recent president of PACRAO (the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers), gave a thorough review of the fundamentals of FERPA regulations and how they apply to scenarios faculty and staff face daily on campus.

Photo: Helen GarrettDuring the webcast, Garrett also shared a short list of examples of student information that can never be released to a person other than the student. This is a useful checklist to share with faculty and staff across your institution, and to foreground in any FERPA training you offer.

Here's what Garrett had to say:


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Additional Resources on FERPA

Learn how to solve problems related to FERPA in a no-risk environment with these practice lessons.

Have you ever wished for FERPA training in chunks that help you address your most pressing questions on the job? Whether you’re looking for “just in time” or “just in case” training, this package of six practice lessons will help you test your FERPA knowledge.

Each lesson, designed by AI and Helen Garrett, covers nuances of FERPA as they pertain to a specific department or campus area. If you lead your campus’ FERPA efforts, these lessons offer an excellent opportunity for you to train faculty and staff and build your FERPA training library. Practice lessons include refreshers on:

  • FERPA vs. HIPAA (Student Health and Counseling Departments)
  • FERPA and Athletics
  • FERPA and Front-Line Customer Service Staff
  • FERPA and Academic Advising
  • FERPA and Campus Safety and Security
  • FERPA and Faculty

Academic Impressions also offers these recorded webcasts:

FERPA Essentials for Faculty (with Stephen J. McDonald, J.D.)

FERPA Regulation Basics (with Helen Garrett)

FERPA Policy & Procedure Audit (with Helen Garrett)