FERPA 101: Higher Ed

Higher education attorney Melissa Carleton will discuss privacy compliance in a way that follows the law and your institution’s ethic of care. You will learn how to treat students’ information consistently with your mission and in accordance with FERPA.

What You'll Learn

  • What is and what isn’t an educational record?
  • Are photos and videos protected by FERPA?
  • What rights does a student have to review and inspect their educational records?
  • What rights do the parents of college/university students have?
  • What must a FERPA release form include?
  • When personally identifiable information can you release without consent?
  • What situations qualify as a “health and safety emergency”?
  • When can a student request an amendment to their educational records?
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Monday, March 18, 2024; 12:00 PM Eastern

Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

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Training Overview

Update your student privacy practices to avoid a lawsuit! Discover how to comply with current FERPA rules.

The academic year is underway, and you must ensure that your college or university adheres to the current, far-reaching requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


You must release only the information you are legally obligated to provide without revealing confidential details protected by law. Your institution must have policies and notices that comply with the current rules.

  • What is and what isn’t an educational record?
  • Are photos and videos protected by FERPA?
  • What rights does a student have to review and inspect their educational records?
  • What rights do the parents of college/university students have?
  • What must a FERPA release form include?
  • When personally identifiable information can you release without consent?
  • What situations qualify as a “health and safety emergency”?
  • When can a student request an amendment to their educational records?
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Who Should Attend?
  • Registrars
  • Academic affairs officials
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Faculty members
  • Athletic coaches and volunteers
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Residential life staff
  • Greek life staff
  • General counsel
  • Deans
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Melissa Carleton
  • Attorney at Bricker Graydon LLP
  • Senior consultant for INCompliance Consulting
  • Works with colleges and universities across the country on matters relating to FERPA, student conduct, Title IX, accreditation, discrimination, and tenure issues
  • Conducts independent investigations, acts as a hearing officer, and conducts training workshops and implementation reviews relating to legal compliance
  • Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University

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