Section 1: FERPA-Protecting Student Rights
Section 2: Education Records
Section 3: Protecting the Privacy of Education Records
Access to Student Information
Designated University Officials
Legitimate Educational Interest
Scenario Two: Faculty/Parent Requests
Who Can Access Student Information?
Reminders for Faculty
Scenario Three: Posting Grades
Recommendations for Posting Grades
Letters of Recommendation
For Additional Information
Section 4: Program Overview & Course Certification
Legitimate educational interest is defined as the need to review an education record in order for a university official to carry out his or her responsibilities in order to: perform an administrative task outlined in the official’s duties; perform a supervisory or instructional task directly related to the student’s education; or perform service or benefit for the student such as health care, student job placement, or student financial aid.
Legitimate educational interest is the need to know in order to: