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PDFWAC 516-26-020


For purposes of this chapter the following terms shall have the indicated meanings:
(1) "Student" shall mean any person, regardless of age, who is or has been officially registered at and attending Western Washington University and with respect to whom the university maintains education records or personally identifiable information.
(2)(a)(i) "Education records" shall refer to those records, files, documents and other materials maintained by Western Washington University or by a person acting for Western Washington University which contain information directly related to a student.
(ii) Records relating to an individual in attendance at the university who is employed as a result of his or her status as a student are considered education records. Records made and maintained by the university 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 are not considered education records.
(b) The term "education records" does not include the following:
(i) Records of instructional, supervisory or administrative personnel and educational personnel ancillary to those persons, which are kept in the sole possession of the maker of the record and which are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a substitute;
(ii) Records of the university's public safety office maintained solely for law enforcement purposes, disclosed only to law enforcement officials of the same jurisdiction, and maintained separately from education records in (a) of this subsection; but only if said law enforcement personnel do not have access to education records under WAC 516-26-080; or
(iii) 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.
(3) "Personally identifiable information" shall refer to data or information which includes either (a) the name of a student, the student's parent, or other family member, (b) the address of the student, (c) the address of the student's family, (d) a personal identifier, such as the student's Social Security number or student number, (e) a list of personal characteristics which would make it possible to identify the student with reasonable certainty, or (f) other information which would make it possible to identify the student with reasonable certainty.
(4) "Vice president for student affairs" shall refer to the vice president for student affairs/dean for academic support services or his or her designee.
(5) "University records officer" shall refer to that individual (or his or her designee) responsible for the policies safeguarding the access, release, or copying of education records and for informing students and parents of their rights.
(6) "Records center manager" shall refer to that individual (or his or her designee) responsible for the facilitation of the development of records retention schedules.
(7) "Records coordinator" shall refer to that individual (or his or her designee) designated by the department or unit head to be responsible for the custody of the education record(s) in that office, department or unit.
(8) "Unit head" shall refer to that individual (or his or her designee) responsible for the supervision or management of an institutional department or unit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 94-17-059, § 516-26-020, filed 8/12/94, effective 9/12/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12), 34.05.220 (1)(b), 34.05.250, 28B.15.600, 42.17.310, 42.30.070 - 42.30.075, chapters 69.41 and 43.21C RCW. WSR 90-10-042, § 516-26-020, filed 4/27/90, effective 5/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(11). WSR 79-06-019 (Order 79-05, Resolution No. 79-05), § 516-26-020, filed 5/14/79; Order 76-4, § 516-26-020, filed 8/20/76.]
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