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FERPA Intro Video
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FERPA Intro Video
Published on 28 June 2023
This video explains the basics of FERPA.
Debbie's Personal Gallery
Protecting Student Records at WDTC
What is FErpa?
FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of student education records.
Family educational rights and privacy act of 1974
Educational Records are records directly related to a student and are maintained by WDTC.
These records may be found in: Coursework Comments Success 360 J1, including Notepad Emails Shared Folders
Examples of records that can be released without consent: degrees honors dates of enrollment
Examples of records that cannot be released without consent: grades attendance location of classes anything with the student's ID number and name combination
FERPA affords students the right to:
inspect and view their educational record, which includes emails about them
have their educational record protected
correct inaccurate or misleading information from their educational record
When sending emails...
- Only send to a student's student.wdt.edu address.
- Do not put sensitive information in the subject line.
- Always blind copy (bcc) students when emailing a group of students.
- Double check who's in the "TO" line before sending grades or personally identifiable info in an email.
Caution: auto-fill can get you!
Student registers for a class
Students must sign a FERPA release form
giving permission for a WDTC employee to be a
reference or to write a recommendation.
Forms can be found here: Student Forms tab in MyWDT Faculty tab in MyWDT Adjunct Faculty tab in MyWDT Registrar's Office Student Success Center
FERPA breaches must be reported to
Debbie Toms VP for Data Strategy and Enrollment Management email@example.com