Family Educational Records Protection Act (FERPA)

FERPA is the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. FERPA requires all instructors to be knowledgeable about students’ rights concerning their educational records and certain categories of public information which the university has designated “directory information.” FERPA applies to students when they turn 18 or enroll in a higher education institution, whichever comes first. Therefore, high school students in a dual enrollment program are protected under FERPA guidelines and information shall not be shared with their parents without their explicit consent.

All instructors and supervisors must complete online FERPA training before the start of classes. The online FERPA tutorial and quiz require approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete.

New employees will first need their PantherID and password activated in order to complete the training.

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