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Rowe, Linda P. – NASPA Journal, 2005
This article reviews and analyzes how the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, or "Privacy Rule" of Public Law 104-191 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), have impacted the administration of student judicial affairs in higher education. In addition to briefly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privacy, Police, Student Personnel Workers
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Baker, Thomas R. – NASPA Journal, 2005
Decisions by university officials not to notify a student's parents following a suicide attempt on campus have been severely criticized by some observers. Although courts have not imposed a parental notice requirement, the practice is advantageous to students in many situations. The author recommends a system of notification that relies primarily…
Descriptors: Courts, Suicide, Parents, College Students
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Cope, David D. – Academic Questions, 2005
Litigation influences what goes on in the classroom. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other statutes, and legal precedent have defined reasonable restrictions on what qualifies as a handicap. Still, universities tend to go overboard--out of ignorance, and influenced by a culture that seems to champion every conceivable victim--in…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Fein, Robert A.; Vossekuil, Bryan; Pollack, William S.; Borum, Randy; Modzeleski, William; Reddy, Marisa – US Department of Education, 2004
Since June 1999, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service have been working as a team to try to better understand--and ultimately help prevent--school shootings in America. The authors believe the results of this effort have given schools and communities real cause for hope. Through the "Safe School Initiative," staff…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, School Security, Evaluation
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Schwab, Nadine C.; Pohlman, Katherine J. – Journal of School Nursing, 2004
This article addresses practice issues related to school health records and school nursing documentation. Because the issues have been posed by practicing school nurses, the article is in Question and Answer (Q&A) format. Specifically, the questions addressed concern the following: ownership and storage location of student health records when…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Privacy, School Health Services, Documentation
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Bergren, Martha Dewey – Journal of School Nursing, 2004
Since April 2003, school nurse and school health officials have been clamoring for guidance on how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) interface in the school environment. This article provides an up-to-date explanation of how school health leaders are interpreting the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Health Insurance, Privacy, Information Policy
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Bennett, Cedric – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2004
The Internet is a remarkable tool and change agent that has been successfully leveraged by colleges and universities to support, enhance, and extend the teaching/learning process; the creation of new knowledge through research; and the increasingly complex business of managing and administrating institutions. Although it supports and even creates…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Change Agents, Computer Security, Resource Allocation
Ahearn, Eileen M.; Giovannetti, Elizabeth A.; Lange, Cheryl M.; Rhim, Lauren Morando; Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner – National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2004
This set of primers for charter school authorizers; charter school operators and state-level administrators has been developed to provide background information and resources for the "builders" of charter schools and policymakers to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in charter schools. The primers open…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Charter Schools, Special Education
Rhim, Lauren Morando; Ahearn, Eileen M.; Giovannetti, Elizabeth A.; Lange, Cheryl M.; Warren, Sandra Hopfengardner – National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2004
The purpose of this document is to provide charter school authorizers with targeted technical assistance related to special education in charter schools. Charter school laws are unique to each state, and they provide a wide range of policies and practices for the hundred of authorizers chartering schools nationally. As a result, providing…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Stakeholders, Special Education, Technical Assistance
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Bergren, Martha Dewey – Journal of School Nursing, 2004
This Question and Answer (Q&A) article addresses practice issues related to school health records and school nursing documentation that were posed by school nurses in the field. Specifically, the questions addressed concern the following: education records, medication privacy issues, sharing of sensitive health information, privacy of…
Descriptors: Student Records, School Nurses, Health Insurance, Privacy
National Archives and Records Administration, 2004
The Secretary amends 34 CFR part 99 to implement the Department of Education's interpretation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) identified through administrative experience as necessary for proper program operation. These final regulations provide general guidelines for accepting ''signed and dated written consent'' under…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Legislation, Parent Rights, Student Records
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
The Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools was written to help school and local education agency staff better understand and apply The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects privacy interests of parents and students in student education records. The Forum has developed…
Descriptors: Guidance, Federal Legislation, Confidentiality, School Districts
Holub, Tamara – 2003
This digest briefly reviews the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (the Buckley Amendment), which sets out legal guidelines regarding the privacy of student records and the provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act, along with the measures some colleges are implementing to comply with these laws and improve the…
Descriptors: Academic Records, College Students, Confidential Records, Confidentiality
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Shaw, Marjorie Hodges; Shaw, Brian B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
Widespread digital infringement of the copyrighted material now has made security firms, night-vision goggles, and metal detectors common in movie previews. The current national controversy over peer-to-peer file sharing of music highlights the difficult questions facing colleges and universities as they grapple with dramatic technological…
Descriptors: Copyrights, College Students, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Cutler, Heather A. – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2003
Discusses how the 1998 amendment to the Family Education Rights to Privacy Act, which awarded institutions of higher education the option to notify parents when students have violated alcohol or drug policies, created an opportunity for collaboration between parents and universities. Presents a case study followed by discussion on how the new…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling, Discipline Policy, Drinking
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