Protecting Student Records (including grades)

Instructors and TAs are reminded that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 requires that the University treat student records in a confidential manner. Student records include examinations and papers submitted by students. Faculty who plan on distributing grades, papers, and exams through departmental mailboxes or in hallways must first have the permission of their students or be prepared to distribute such papers in ways that safeguard the students' personal information. Visit the university's FERPA page and view the complete university policy governing student education records as put forth in the Washington State Administrative Code WAC 478-140.