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PDFWAC 516-26-030

Access to education records.

(1) Except as provided in WAC 516-26-035, each student at Western Washington University shall have access to his or her education records. The right of access shall include the right to inspect, review, and obtain copies of education records.
(2) The records coordinator is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date records retention schedule which lists the types of student education records maintained by that office, department or unit. The said records retention schedule is also filed with the records center manager and the state archives in Olympia.
(3) A student wishing access to his or her education records shall submit a written request for access to the appropriate records coordinator. The records coordinator shall respond to a request for access within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed five days.
(4) The records coordinator shall provide students of the university with an opportunity for reasonable access to education records, and shall be responsible for taking appropriate measures to safeguard and insure the security and privacy of the institution's records while being inspected by students.
(5) The records coordinator will inform in writing a student who has requested access to his or her education records of the nature of any records which are being withheld from the student on the basis of the exceptions set forth in WAC 516-26-035. A student may file with the university records officer a request to review the decision by the records coordinator and/or by the unit head as per WAC 516-26-055 to withhold certain of the student's records. A student may also request a review of the university records officer's decision to withhold certain of the student's records by filing an appeal with the student academic grievance board, refer to WAC 516-26-060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(12). WSR 94-17-059, § 516-26-030, filed 8/12/94, effective 9/12/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.35.120(11). WSR 79-06-019 (Order 79-05, Resolution No. 79-05), § 516-26-030, filed 5/14/79; Order 76-4, § 516-26-030, filed 8/20/76.]
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