Data gathered via these instruments are used to track and monitor the progression of students.
By tracking and monitoring student progression, evaluation of standards, practices, and resource decisions can be made.
Institutional actions shall not be used to duplicate functions of general laws, but when the alleged violation of the law also adversely affects the orderly operation of the University, the University may enforce its own regulations regardless of any federal, state, or local legal proceedings or dispositions. FERPA rights begin upon the student’s enrollment, which occurs when the student has been admitted to the University and attends any portion of a course. The right to provide written consent prior to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.*A crime of violence includes arson, burglary, robbery, criminal homicide (manslaughter by negligence, murder, and non-negligent manslaughter), forcible sex offenses, assault, destruction/damage/vandalism of property and kidnapping/abduction.4. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without prior consent personally identifiable information from a student’s education records, and they may track a student’s participation in education and other programs by linking such personally identifiable information to other personal information about a student that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.
The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Ashford University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The University maintains student records in compliance with FERPA and applicable state regulations.
The University reserves the right to inspect and disclose the contents of email as follows: in the course of an investigation triggered by indications of misconduct or misuse; as needed to protect the health and safety of students and staff; as needed to prevent interference with the academic mission; or as needed for technical troubleshooting or spam/content filtering.
All students should regularly review and update their contact information to ensure the University has a valid mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
Professional language relevant to the course content should be used in the online discussion postings.Students who act in concert to violate University regulations, or students who advise or incite others to violate University regulations, are also responsible for such violations. The evaluation may relate to any education program, which is defined as any program “ that is principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education, elementary and secondary education, postsecondary education, special education, career and technical education, adult education, and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to a student’s education records and personally identifiable information without prior consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, even when the University objects to or does not request such research.When students violate local, state, or federal law(s), they may incur penalties as determined by local, state, or federal authorities. Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive any personally identifiable information, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities.All references to “student” in the Technology Policies section of this Catalog refer to current students, students no longer in attendance, and alumni.Online Communication: Written communication in an online community is an extremely important factor in online educational programs.