January’s Monthly Ethics & Compliance Education Series features the Office of the Registrar and will focus on the impacts of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to the campus community. 

In this session, our presenters Kristi Wold-McCormick, University Registrar, and Reid Kallman, Associate Registrar, will cover:

  • An overview of FERPA:  what is FERPA, student rights under FERPA, where to find resources, ask questions, where to report violations
  • How FERPA is everyone’s responsibility
  • Hot Topics: directory information update, preferred names, inclusive usage of pronouns, how can data be used, and data retention schedules
  • Intersection of FERPA and GDPR and CORA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student’s educational records. FERPA applies to all educational institutions that receive funds from a Department of Education program. As a University Staff or Faculty member, it is your responsibility to protect this information. The presentation will cover how to comply with FERPA in various roles on campus through scenarios in an interactive manner.  

Ample time for audience Q&A will be provided during and at the conclusion of the session.