Student Privacy & Identity
Student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Faculty, staff, and student workers have access to education records for the sole purpose of performing their jobs professionally and responsibly. They have a responsibility to protect the confidentiality of education records in their possession, regardless of the medium in which the records are presented.
Education records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student. School officials must protect the privacy of education records and not disclose personally identifiable information about a student or permit inspection of the student’s records (by a third party) without his or her written consent. A Student Academic Record Release Authorization form may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.
Posting of education records (e.g., grades) using the student’s name, student ID number, or any portion of the social security number violates FERPA. For example, it is inappropriate for instructors to display a group list of the grades for a particular test in a way that allows a student to identify another student’s grade.
Shiloh University has a responsibility to verify the identification of applicants and students. Considering the online distance learning nature of Shiloh University’s programs, this will be done as part of the application process and on a periodic basis throughout the student’s active enrollment in their program.
A certain number of proctored exams and assignments are required throughout the student’s program of study. The proctoring process is intended to assure that the student who completes the proctored examination or assignment is the same person who enrolled in the prescribed program, and that the results will reflect the student’s own knowledge and competence in accordance with stated educational objectives.