Protecting Your Students—And Your Reputation Through FERPA Training

Universities and colleges across the U.S. are struggling to comply with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and a growing list of other legal requirements and guidelines. Failure to give adequate attention to these areas results, at best, in unnecessary red tape, wasted staff time, and diminished service levels to students and other stakeholders. At worst, institutions can be subjected to highly publicized complaints, lawsuits, and financial penalties.

FERPA Compliance Training (Half-day and Full-day training available on your Campus)

The nation’s premier FERPA authority, LeRoy Rooker is now a Senior Fellow with AACRAO. He can visit your campus to provide your faculty and staff, including your student workers, with FERPA training tailored to your institutional needs, review your institution’s FERPA practices, and provide an assessment along with suggested best practices. Areas of compliance training include:

  • Risk assessment teams and FERPA
  • Best Practices for Colleges and Universities
  • FERPA Compliance 101
  • How to Train Your Faculty and Staff on FERPA
  • Campus Security and FERPA after Virginia Tech
  • Safeguarding electronic student records in an age of data privacy concerns
  • FERPA and “the cloud”
  • FERPA/HIPAA and student health and counseling records
  • Electronic signatures and education records release
  • Financial aid records under FERPA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley
  • How to effectively use your campus law enforcement unit while complying with FERPA

Compliance Audits

In the wake of highly-publicized incidents involving well known institutions, FERPA and FERPA HIPAA compliance has become a key issue for universities and colleges nationwide. AACRAO FERPA Consulting will help you address your student privacy issues, by understanding and implementing correct policies and procedures for protecting information. We’ll conduct a comprehensive audit at your campus, assist you with putting the right policies and practice in place.

Audits can be scaled to include FERPA, HIPAA, or comprehensive legal issues at your institution.