Tuesday Nov 03 - 27
Election Day & Holidays in November
Midlands Technical College will be closed on four days during the month of November.
- Election Day: November 3rd
- Student Holiday: November 25th
- Thanksgiving Holiday: November 26th and 27th
Questions? Email us at reopeningMTC@midlandstech.edu.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
The following FERPA information is designed for Midlands Technical College. This information is intended as a base line training device for general faculty and staff use. Its objectives are to:
For any questions concerning this tutorial, please contact:
Carla Kaiser, Registrar - Student Records
Midlands Technical College
P.O. Box 2408
Columbia, SC 29202
PROTECT OUR STUDENTS | PROTECT OURSELVES
To be allowed access to student records, you must carefully review the material presented. Maintaining confidentiality of student records is everyone's responsibility whether you are faculty, staff or a student.
Because it's the right thing to do.
Because the federal government requires us to do so.
This information is designed to give you a base level of knowledge of the rules governing the release of student information.
FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (sometimes called the Buckley Amendment). Passed by Congress in 1974, the Act grants four specific rights to the adult student:
Just about any information provided by a student to the university for use in the educational process is considered a student educational record:
The storage media in which you find this information does not matter. Student educational records may be:
Student educational records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student.
As a faculty or staff member, you have a responsibility to protect educational records in your possession.
Some information is considered public (sometimes called "Directory Information"). This info can be released without the student's written permission. However, the student may opt to consider this info confidential as well. Directory Information is: name, address, phone, photograph and video, dates of attendance, degrees received, major program, height, and weight of athletes.
You have access to information only for legitimate use in completion of your responsibilities as a university employee. Legitimate Educational Interest is the basic principle.
If you are ever in doubt, do not release any information until you talk to the office responsible for student records. Call Carla Kaiser, Registrar, at Student Records, 803.738.7610, or refer the request to that office.
To avoid violations of FERPA rules, DO NOT:
After reviewing this information, all faculty and staff are required to complete the college's FERPA Completion Form. By submitting the form, you are officially stating that you have reviewed and understand all of the information contained on this page.
There are three important documents that all new adjunct and temporary employees at Midlands Technical College must review. Once you have read through this material, and the material in the other links on the Policies and Procedures Acknowledgement form, please sign that form and return it with your packet at your New Hire Orientation.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace Notice
College Policies on Tobacco Use; Alcohol and Drug Use; and Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Title IX and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy
Contact Human Resource Management
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Monday–Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170