Perhaps no statute is more fundamental to higher education than the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). It touches almost everything that institutions do and almost every administrator they employ. And perhaps no higher education statute is more misunderstood. While its provisions are relatively straightforward, confusion arises when administrators rely on misconceptions about what FERPA should say rather than on its actual language.
Join instructors Melissa Holloway and Steven McDonald in this eight-module online course that will give you a comprehensive, practical understanding of FERPA, so that you can apply it accurately and appropriately on your campus: When may you share records about a student, what records may be shared, and with whom may you share them? When and how may a student access his or her own records – and require you to correct them? What (really) happens if you get it wrong, and how can you fix it when you do?
This informative and convenient course is a blend of self-study and instructor-facilitated learning. Participants can access materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The course features access to:
- Eight modules (narrated PowerPoint presentations, self-assessments, and extensive resources).
- Two interactive, live online forums with the course instructors (recordings are made available to those who were not able to attend live).