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ERIC Number: ED399879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-19
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Life and Government Investigations.
Leed, Arthur
As more government agencies request information and records from colleges and universities, it is important that all institutions establish standard procedures for handling such requests. Administrators should: learn the personality of the particular agency or office making the request; establish a professional, cooperative, non-adversarial relationship; and disagree only when necessary. Requesters and types of questions may include: (1) police/Federal Bureau of Investigation checks; (which tend to be general fishing expeditions): (2) subpoenas and discovery devices (which should be forwarded to the General Counsel's office); (3) student records (for which access is governed by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act); (4) Immigration and Naturalization Service, United States Information Agency, and Department of Labor (these agencies usually seek data on foreign nationals studying or working at a particular institution); (5) Office of Federal Contract Compliance (which examines a school's equal opportunity compliance); and (6) Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education (which investigates individual complaints and reviews compliance). The National Collegiate Athletic Organization, a private organization, may also request information from member institutions. (Contains references with sources of further information.) (MAH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974