Santa Clara University

 

Test Your Understanding

Staff

1. A student's dates of attendance at SCU can be confirmed with an insurance company without the student's permission since that information is designated as "directory information" in SCU's FERPA policy. True or false?

True
False
2. Student Records may release confidential information without the written consent of a student upon receipt of a subpoena. True or false? True
False
3. A former student-athlete claims in a newspaper article to have graduated with honors from SCU. In fact, the student-athlete never even completed her degree. The university cannot reveal to a reporter calling to confirm the facts that the student did not graduate without violating FERPA. True or false? True
False
4. The INS contacts SCU for information about the visa status of a lecturer in the Leavey School of Business. FERPA would absolutely forbid this. True or false? True
False
5. Former students do not have the right to seek to amend their educational records. True or false? True
False
6. Your department is planning an event to welcome new international students. You request and are provided a list of students by country of citizenship. Without student consent, this constitutes a FERPA violation. True or false? True
False
7. An email message regarding a student would not be an educational record subject to review and inspection according to FERPA. True or false? True
False
8. A member of the Athletic Department requests the grade history of a student. As a "school official" according to SCU's FERPA policy, the staff member is entitled to the student's education records. True or false? True
False
9. A college counselor from a local high school wants to know how the high school's grads are doing in SCU's School of Engineering. SCU cannot release individual GPAs but could provide aggregate information. True or false? True
False
10. A student worker in your department wants to use PeopleSoft to gather contact information (including residence hall and room number) of seniors for a graduation celebration. Although this might not sound like a good idea, strictly speaking, it does not violate FERPA. True or false? True
False
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