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Faculty and Staff: Learn All About FERPA

Posted 04/24/2014
Submitted by EmPOWER (Lynn Thibodeau)
Category: Campus Announcements

EmPOWER is pleased to announce that an exciting new class has been added to the calendar:

“All About FERPA”

Friday, May 2, from 3 to 4 p.m., Dana 204

FERPA—The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974—is the federal law that requires, as a condition of the receipt of federal funds, that the University not disclose or provide access to personally identifiable student information maintained in University records and without the prior written consent of the student unless pursuant to the limited provisions of FERPA that permits disclosure or access without a student’s consent.

As an institution receiving federal funds, we are responsible for ensuring we comply with FERPA as we are in contact with parents and students day-to-day. Are we aware of what is required before releasing personally identifiable student information and how technology impacts FERPA? You may be surprised.

The FERPA training is designed to assist faculty and staff in their interactions with students, parents, and organizations and how to respond accordingly to requested information. Tom Clark is an experienced attorney and presenter, having worked in higher education for nearly 30 years. He has presented at numerous conferences, colleges, and universities regarding FERPA and other matters. He will be coming to campus to discuss with us how FERPA impacts the work we do.

E-mail us at for more information or to sign up for the class. You can also leave us a message at ext. 5785. For our full calendar of classes, please visit us at