Avoid Mistakes, Non-compliance & Legal Complaints
Everyone on campus who deals with any kind of student records — whether academic or not, formal or informal, permanent or temporary, paper or electronic, centrally or locally stored, and even including email — should have a grounding in FERPA. Making assumptions about its scope and provisions can lead to mistakes, non-compliance, and legal complaints.
Our FERPA expert, Steve McDonald, shares his insight into FERPA and its complexities. You’ll find practical steps and solutions and ensure you understand the rules and how to implement them correctly at your institution.
Get crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Recognize what is and what isn’t subject to FERPA — train everyone on campus who deals with any kind of student records properly to avoid a FERPA violation.
- Apply key disclosure exceptions – know when and how to disclose to avoid compliance problems.
- Identify and understand FERPA’s “forgotten” parts — students’ rights to “inspect and review” and “seek amendment of” the records that pertain to them.
- Learn how to apply FERPA in the unique current circumstances of the pandemic.
Steven J. McDonald is the recently retired General Counsel at Rhode Island School of Design and previously served as Associate Legal Counsel at The Ohio State University. He is the editor of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Compendium; the author of articles on FERPA for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, and other publications; and a frequent speaker on FERPA.
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