FERPA 101. Student Records: Institutional Responsibility and Student Rights What Every University Employee Should Know. Prepared by the Office of Academic Records & University Registrar. What is FERPA?.
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Student Records: Institutional Responsibility and Student Rights
What Every University Employee Should Know
Prepared by the Office of Academic Records & University Registrar
As a means of complying with this act, the University has developed detailed UA Policy on Confidentiality of Records, available on the web @ http://registrar.ua.edu.
Students have a right to expect that information in their educational records (including computerized records) will be kept confidential and disclosed only with their permission or as allowed by law.
FERPA identifies a category of information as “directory information,” which institutions may usually release without student permission.
FERPA permits the release of some information without student permission. For example:
Err on the side of caution and do not release student educational information. Contact the Office of Academic Records & University Registrar or the Office of Counsel for guidance or see UA’s web site @:
and click on “Privacy.”
Important note: This presentation is intended to give viewers general information about FERPA and to acquaint faculty and staff with some of the privacy issues surrounding students' educational records. It is not intended as nor is it a substitute for legal advice on any particular issue.