The 2013 AACRAO FERPA Guide and its portable companion, the 2013 AACRAO FERPA Quick Guide, are must-own books for every office that handles student records. The books have the legislation itself, with highlighted changes from both 2009 and 2012, and each has multiple compliant sample forms to use as a basis for forming your own institution’s policies and procedures. The books also highlight related legislation, like HIPAA, and offers explanations of how they interact with FERPA. There is even a section that details common issues, and suggested actions to address them.

AACRAO 2012 FERPA Guide

LeRoy Rooker and Tina Falkner; 2012;

For over 35 years, AACRAO’s FERPA Guide has provided valuable guidance and training materials to help institutional record-keepers and other school officials understand and comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA). In addition to relevant issues contained in previous editions, the AACRAO 2012 FERPA Guide provides updates throughout based on the recently revised FERPA regulations that became effective in January 2012.

$90 Members/$120 Non-Members

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AACRAO 2013 FERPA Quick Guide

Table of Contents and Introduction
LeRoy Rooker and Tina Falkner; 2013

Designed to give staff and faculty members key facts on their role in FERPA compliance, this short publication provides a basic overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended. It includes the full text of the recently revised FERPA regulations that became effective in January 2012, along with a summary of major revisions to the regulations. This Guide highlights how the Act applies to various school officials, including brief outlines of key terms and issues and a short quiz for self-assessment.

$50 Members/$65 Non-Members; 
Purchase this book online.
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College & University, an AACRAO journal contains regular updates from Mr. Rooker and other experienced practitioners, and our bi-monthly online newsletter for members, AACRAO Connect, features the popular “Ask Professor FERPA” column, where specific questions are answered by Mr. Rooker.

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