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WAC 132V-15-020

Definitions.

(1) Act: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), as amended.
(2) College: Tacoma Community College, District 22, and its personnel and facilities.
(3) College official: A college employee acting in the student's educational interest within the limitations of his/her need to know. May include faculty, administrators, clerical and professional employees and other persons who manage student records information.
(4) Directory information: Information authorized for external release by the college without the student's written consent shall include student name, degrees and awards received. The college may also confirm dates of attendance, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized sports and activities and the most recent previous educational institution attended.
(5) Disclosure: Permitting access to or the release, transfer or other communication of a student's educational records or other personally identifiable information orally, in writing, by electronic means or any other means to any party.
(6) Educational records:
(a) Are those documents, materials, files, transcripts or other such information directly related to a student and maintained by the college. May be referred to as "records" in this chapter.
(b) The term "educational records" does not include the following:
(i) Records of instructional, supervisory, or administrative personnel and educational personnel ancillary thereto which are in the sole possession of the maker thereof and which are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a substitute;
(ii) Records and documents of the security department which are kept apart from records described in (a) of this subsection, are maintained solely for law enforcement purposes, and are not made available to persons other than law enforcement officials of the same jurisdiction;
(iii) Records made and maintained by the college in the normal course of business which relate exclusively to a person's capacity as an employee and are not available for any other purpose; however, employee records relating to an individual in attendance at the college who is employed as a result of his or her status as a student would be considered educational records; or
(iv) Records concerning a student which are created or maintained by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or other recognized professional or paraprofessional acting in his or her professional or paraprofessional capacity, or assisting in that capacity, and which are created, maintained, or used only in connection with the provision of treatment to the student and are not available to anyone other than persons providing such treatment, except that such records may be personally reviewed by a physician, or other appropriate professional of the student's choice; or
(v) Records created after a student is no longer a student, such as alumni records and the college foundation giving records.
(7) Eligible student: A student who has reached the age of 18 or is officially enrolled in classes at the college. Interchangeably used with "student" in this chapter.
(8) Legitimate educational interest: The demonstrated need to know by college officials determined to act in a student's educational interest. May include faculty, administrators, clerical and professional employees, and other persons who manage student records information.
(9) Office of record: The official site where the originals of specific student records are maintained and authorized for student access.
(10) Parent: The mother, father, legal guardian of a student or the individual authorized to act on behalf of the student.
(11) Personally identifiable information: Data or documents which include
(a) The name of the student, the student's parents or other family members;
(b) The student's address;
(c) A personal identifier such as a Social Security or student number; and
(d) A list of personal characteristics or other information which would make the student's identity easily traceable.
(12) Instructional day: Any day or evening, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, on which classes or examinations are scheduled and held.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 96-16-034, § 132V-15-020, filed 8/1/96, effective 9/1/96; WSR 89-20-013 (Order 89-1), § 132V-15-020, filed 9/26/89, effective 10/27/89.]
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