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Test Your Understanding

Faculty/Academic advisors

1. Faculty are permitted to post student grades on their door provided Social Security Numbers are used to protect the identity of the students. True or false?

True
False
2. According to FERPA, it is permissible to distribute graded examinations by leaving them on a table for students to pick up after class. True or false? True
False
3. It is permissible for a faculty member to include a student's grades and GPA in a letter of recommendation without obtaining the student's written permission since the student requested the faculty member to write the letter and provided a resume containing this information to the faculty member. True or false? True
False
4. A transfer student asks his advisor to make a copy of the community college transcript included in his file. This is permissible since the student has already provided the community college with a written authorization to release the transcript to SCU. True or false? True
False
5. A faculty member in Modern Languages is looking for language partners for an introductory class. The professor requests directory (e.g. name, address, phone number) as well as nondirectory information (residence hall room assignment) for all international students from Spanish-speaking countries. Since a legitimate educational interest exists, all of the information should be provided to the faculty member. True or false? True
False
6. A student reporter from "The Santa Clara" requests information on the number of students who have dropped Math 11 so far this quarter. This is confidential information according to FERPA that may not be released. True or false? True
False
7. In a Political Science class, the professor sets up an email distribution to facilitate communication with all members of the class. Students are able to view each other's email address, but since email address is SCU directory information, there is no FERPA violation. True or false? True
False
8. One of your advisees wants to review all of your notes and the papers contained in your advisor file. According to the law, the contents of your file on the student must be made available for review and inspection. True or false? True
False
9. Your department wants to offer special tutoring for first-generation college students enrolling at SCU and makes requrest for contact information. Providing this information to you will not be a violation of the student's FERPA rights. True or false? True
False
10. A medical school admissions office wants to confirm that an SCU alum earned a 3.95 GPA and graduated summa cum laude. According to FERPA, SCU may confirm both facts. True or false? True
False
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