ERIC Number: EJ752407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
FERPA: What Do Faculty Know? What Can Universities Do?
Gilley, Ann; Gilley, Jerry W.
College and University, v82 n1 p17-26 2006
Student privacy and confidentiality are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment. Among the four specific rights granted to students who have reached the age of eighteen or who attend a postsecondary institution, "consent to disclosure of records" is the most commonly violated by faculty and administrators. This article examines how much faculty members know about FERPA, how information was received, how it should be disseminated to be effective given varied individual learning styles, and who within the university should provide FERPA information and updates. The results of this study will enable universities to gain insight into faculty knowledge of FERPA, how information is currently being shared, and what means of dissemination are most effective and, therefore, appropriate. (Contains 8 tables.)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Records, Student Rights, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Disclosure, Confidential Records, Privacy, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974