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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2017
In this article, author Wendy Kilgore reports that 2016 was a productive year for AACRAO Research thanks to the active and ongoing participation of the members. Eleven research projects were completed in 2016 including 60-Second surveys and three comprehensive projects. The intent of the 60-Second surveys remains the same since its inception. They…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Surveys, Benchmarking, Educational Research
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Kaufman, Ari B. – College and University, 2012
As an associate registrar at Berklee College of Music, the author is responsible for ensuring the College's compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). In 2009 he was asked to be part of a team charged with assessing Berklee's conformity with a soon-to-be-enacted state regulation. The Massachusetts Department of…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Regulation, Privacy, Identification
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McConahay, Mark; West, Ann – College and University, 2012
Successful administration of remote programs and services requires that information technology (IT) professionals and university administrators address two critical identity management factors: (1) linking the institutional electronic record representing an individual with the "real" person; and (2) establishing a mechanism/protocol…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Credentials, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Koenig, Ann M.; Devlin, Edward – College and University, 2012
The education sector is no stranger to fraud, unfortunately. This article provides best practice guidance in recognizing and dealing with fraud, with emphasis on domestic and international academic credential fraud. It includes practical approaches to academic document review and verification. Success in fighting fraud requires becoming informed,…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Deception, Registrars (School), Accreditation (Institutions)
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Buckman, Joel; Gold, Stephanie – College and University, 2012
This article outlines privacy and data security compliance issues facing postsecondary education institutions when they utilize cloud computing and concludes with a practical list of do's and dont's. Cloud computing does not change an institution's privacy and data security obligations. It does involve reliance on a third party, which requires an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Computers, Information Security, Privacy
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Marcum, Tanya M.; Perry, Sandra J. – College and University, 2010
Those who come in contact with students at the post-secondary level face a myriad of potential legal challenges in their interactions with students and others. All members of the academic community should be familiar with the more common legal issues and to plan accordingly to avoid future problems. This article explores FERPA in the classroom,…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Professional Development, Legal Responsibility
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McConahay, Mark; Hanson, Karen; West, Ann; Woodbeck, Dean – College and University, 2009
On every college and university campus, common themes weave throughout identity and access management (IAM) and its relationship to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Institutions approach IAM differently as there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Nevertheless, all face common elements. Over the past few years, a number of…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Management, Privacy, Information Systems
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Gilley, Ann; Gilley, Jerry W. – College and University, 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…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Records, Student Rights, Federal Legislation
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Rezmierski, Virginia E.; Seese, Marshall R., Jr. – College and University, 2002
Describes a study of the logging and monitoring activities of college and university system administrators, and its recommendations for handling log data. Reviews the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Discusses whether study results are consistent FERPA. Addresses the potential impact of the USA Patriot Act on university…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Disclosure, Higher Education, Student Records
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Quann, C. James; Ratcliff, Terry D. – College and University, 1997
Discusses issues in the University of California's policies concerning recording of disciplinary actions on student transcripts, including the conflicting recommendations of a number of professional associations in higher education concerning student records, provisions of the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and inconsistency in…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Administrative Policy, Confidential Records, Discipline Policy