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New Employee & Faculty Orientation Series - Fall 2013

In 179 Grace Dodge;

Part I:  Federal Information Privacy Compliance Training: FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) & Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
9:30am - 12:00pm

LEARN ABOUT STUDENT PRIVACY LAWS

For more information about Privacy Compliance, please contact Diana Maul, Teachers College Registrar and FERPA Officer, 212.678.4055.  ALL TEACHERS COLLEGE EMPLOYEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING TO THE PRIVACY RULES AND LAWS.

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FERPA TRAINING, please RSVP to Lenore Karo (karo@tc.columbia.edu or x3391).

 

The Office of Diversity and Community is spearheading a college-wide professional development initiative for faculty and staff. The purpose is to create a positive working and community environment that seeks to encourage professional and personal growth, enhance TC's preventative law awareness, enhance campus culture and strengthen relationships within the community.

The College began this effort with Information Privacy Compliance Training in March 2006. The training covered the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. FERPA governs the students privacy rights of their educational records. Gramm-Leach-Bliley involves safeguarding the College's information. To ensure that the community is well informed about the issues involving FERPA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the College delivered a government mandated program for all faculty and staff. This two hour session helped illustrate the best practices needed to secure privacy and confidentiality for ourselves, colleagues, students and alumni. It provided answers to commonly asked questions as well as attempted to provide answers for employees specific needs.