All University employees are charged, under FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), with safeguarding the privacy of student education records. All Faculty must complete the FERPA Tutorial and should be aware of the information listed below.
You must complete the FERPA Tutorial if you need access to the Banner Student Information system; this system encompasses Internet Native Banner (INB) and Faculty Self Service.
Faculty Access to Student Data
As a University of Memphis faculty or administrative staff member, you may request access to student records, provided you have a legitimate need for these records that pertains to your University duties.
Writing Letters of Recommendation
Because a letter of recommendation may include information from the student's academic record, and is itself considered part of the student's academic record, writing a letter of recommendation is not as straightforward as you might think.
Privacy of Student Records: Compliance with FERPA
Read UofM's official policy on FERPA compliance.