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2. What is an Education Record?
As defined by FERPA, an education record is:
Information about a student that is maintained by the University as part of the educational process.
The contents of an education record include files, documents, and materials in any medium, including:
- computer files
- computer screen
The following are not considered education records:
- Private notes of an individual faculty or staff member ("sole possession" records)
- Campus police records
- Medical records
- Aggregate (statistical) data that contains no personally identifiable information about any student.