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Webinar: FERPA Essentials for Faculty

FERPA Webinar


FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Faculty members and school staff members often have questions about what is protected, what is permissible, and other questions. This recorded webinar will define FERPA, explain its framework and purpose, and offer guidance on its impact on faculty and school staff members.

Watch FERPA Essentials for Faculty. (Pepperdine Google account required)

Running Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes

FERPA Essentials for Faculty

Time Description

00:00 to 04:10 (4 min, 10 sec)

Introduction and Opening

04:10 to 06:20 (2 min, 10 sec)

FERPA Framework

06:20 to 27:45 (21 min, 25 sec)

What is and is not an education record?

27:45 to 32:10 (4 min, 25 sec)

Audience Questions

32:10 to 55:15 (23 minutes, 5 seconds)

When and to whom may education records be disclosed?

55:15 to 1:01:12 (5 minutes, 57 seconds)

Audience Questions

1:01:12 to 1:05:18 (4 minutes, 6 seconds)

What rights do students have to see or amend their own records?

1:05:18 to 1:13:11 (7 minutes, 53 seconds)

FERPA implications on educational technologies?

1:13:11 to 1:19:25 (6 minutes, 14 seconds)

Practical Tips

1:19:25 to 1:29:25 (10 minutes)

Audience Questions

Video transcript is available upon request by current Pepperdine faculty and staff.

How to Access

You must log in to your Pepperdine Google account in order to access this video.  The recording and its materials are licensed from Academic Impressions for use by Pepperdine University faculty, staff, and students only.  Due to this, we are securely hosting the video and materials on Google Drive and limiting access to only Pepperdine University users.  We cannot share the recording with any non-Pepperdine Google accounts.

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Webinar Materials

Pepperdine Addenda

Per the Office of the Registrar (Office of the Registrar):

  • All FERPA presentations are general in nature. Compliance is very important. Faculty members are encouraged to seek guidance on specific issues by contacting the Registrar's Office.
  • For official university business, only an official Pepperdine University email message (e.g. is considered acceptable.  Students should be instructed to only submit requests via their official Pepperdine University email account.
  • The Office of the Registrar (Office of the Registrar) has a mechanism to verify whether a parent is indeed the parent of a given student and to what information (if any) the student has granted access for the parent.  Faculty members should first check with Office of the Registrar before releasing any information to a parent.

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