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 or TAs 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. The complete University policy on student education records and the location of such records may be found in the Washington Administrative Code under WAC 478-140.