FERPA for Faculty Webcast Recording

Last updated February 16, 2017

Course Length

1h 30m

Last Updated

February 16, 2017

FERPA for Faculty Webcast Recording

Last updated February 16, 2017

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Join us for an online training program that will provide faculty with critical information about FERPA, the federal statute that governs nearly all student records. Beginning with an overview of the FERPA framework, we will address issues that faculty commonly face—often without realizing the implications and risks—including:

  • Posting grades
  • Emailing with, and about, students
  • Writing recommendation letters
  • Using online tools and collaborative pedagogies
  • Speaking with (helicopter) parents
  • Administrators requesting student information

If you are searching for relevant scenarios and practical tips for better understanding how FERPA applies to everyday work of faculty, this online training is right for you.


  • Overview of FERPA Framework
  • What is an “Education Record”?
    • Exams and papers
    • Grades
    • Transcripts
    • Recommendation letters
    • Advising records
    • Teaching assistant personnel records
    • Personal notes
  • When, and to Whom, May “Education Records” Be Disclosed?
    • Directory information
    • The “school official” exception
    • Parents/spouses
    • Health and safety emergencies
    • Consent
  • What Rights Do Students Have to See, and Demand Changes to, Their Own Education Records?
  • FERPA Implications of Educational Technology
  • Practical Tips

Bonus Training Material and Quiz

Included in registration is a bonus lesson covering specific nuances of FERPA as it relates to faculty and an accompanying quiz which will provide a chance for you and your team to test your knowledge immediately before or after the webcast. This 20-minute training will cover:

  • Taking attendance, posting grades, and other course communication
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of identifying students online, in person, and on paper

Educating Faculty is Critical

Violating FERPA policies can have serious consequences for your institution. Take the necessary steps to educate your faculty—who have regular access to student educational records—to be FERPA compliant. This online training will most appeal to the following stakeholders:

  • Registrars
  • Faculty
  • Faculty developers
  • Academic leaders (department chairs and deans)
  • Legal counsel