FERPA Regulation Basics

Last updated November 19, 2014

FERPA Regulation Basics

Last updated November 19, 2014

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Overview

Campus faculty, staff, and administrators who have access to student records must understand how the latest FERPA regulatory changes impact their use of protected information. Compliance becomes tricky given the number of employees accessing protected information, the frequent turnover in the employee pool, and the various exceptions that FERPA permits.

Join us online for a review of FERPA regulations and how they apply to scenarios you and your team face daily. You will have the opportunity to test your FERPA knowledge through interactive elements during the training.

Who should attend?

If you are the FERPA lead on your campus, invite team members from across campus–in departments as diverse as campus safety, health and counseling, or athletics–to attend and orient to FERPA. This online training is a great resource for training new employees or providing a FERPA refresher to more seasoned employees across campus.

Agenda

  • Brief Regulatory Overview
  • Key Definitions
  • Releasing Information – The Who, What, and When
    • Parents
    • Faculty
    • Social security numbers
    • Directory information
    • Personally identifiable information
    • “Need to know”
    • Alumni educational records
    • Important exceptions
  • Best Practices to Ensure Compliance
  • Common Stumbling Blocks
  • Scenario Practice