Course Information


This interactive, online training course covers the basics of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for all faculty and staff. It is designed to provide users with a solid awareness of student privacy issues. 

The training is intentionally focused on the practical application of FERPA issues on a broad range of campus operations, rather than citing specific sections of the regulations. This makes the content approachable to people unfamiliar with the law without going into detail that would be unnecessary for them to do their work. 



Train any faculty or staff member anytime or anywhere

Student privacy is a shared responsibility on campus. The content of this course was developed with everyone on campus in mind, including: faculty, the admissions office, law enforcement units, financial aid, student affairs, disciplinary bodies, and those within the records and academic services departments.


Course Developers

LeRoy Rooker 
Senior Fellow at AACRAO

LeRoy Rooker is the nation's leading authority on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a comprehensive federal law that provides privacy protections for student education records. 

As the  director of the Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) for 21 years, he administered laws and policies designed to help protect the rights of America's 58 million students. Mr. Rooker is well known in the post secondary world because of his extensive outreach to the higher education community while at the Department of Education.

Daniel J. Solove 

John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School
President & CEO of TeachPrivacy

Daniel Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to business, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations. He teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature. 

Professor Solove is an internationally-known expert in privacy law whose work has been cited in nearly 2000 articles and books. He has written numerous books, including The Future of Reputation, which won the 2007 McGannon Award. He also serves as the co-organizer of several annual conferences, including The Privacy + Security Forum.