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FERPA: Guidelines for Faculty and Staff Relating to Educational Records Page 1 of 2
 

Summary: FERPA: Guidelines for Faculty and Staff Relating to Educational Records
Page 1 of 2
1 Introduction:
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, is a
federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Students have specific,
protected rights regarding the release of such records and FERPA requires that
institutions adhere strictly to these guidelines. Therefore, it is imperative that the faculty
and staff have a working knowledge of FERPA guidelines before releasing educational
records. In addition to the University's FERPA Policy, these interpretive guidelines
provide additional information on FERPA and the University of Houston System's
practice with regard to FERPA. For more information regarding the University's
responsibility under FERPA please review the University's on-line FERPA training
located at...
2. Additional Guidelines for Faculty and Staff:
3.1. Requests for information from the educational record of a student should be referred
to the proper educational record custodian.
3.2. Student scores or grades may not be displayed publicly in association with names,
social security numbers or other personal identifiers. Some other code known only to the
instructor and the individual student may be used to post grades/scores. Even a partial
Social Security Number should not be used. In no case should the list be posted in

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology