WCSU Faculty Handbook : Academic Policy and Procedures

Federal Guidelines for Grading and Privacy of Grades

  1. Faculty must comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 to ensure that information on grades, class standing or the like of any student may in no way be shared by the faculty member with any other This means that the following practices will not be utilized.
    1. Posting course, exam, or term paper grades even if names are omitted and codes are
    2. Giving the paper or test of one student to another for delivery unless there is a signed request to do
    3. Putting papers, tests, , in a common place for student pick up.
    4. Recent confidentiality laws prohibit anyone from divulging the grades of any student to the student’s parents or any other
    5. Attendance requirements as related to grades awarded: Supreme Court rulings indicate that grades may be lowered for nonattendance only when a direct relationship between academic progress and attendance can be The arbitrary lowering of an earned grade for given numbers of class absences did not meet the Court’s legal tests.