Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2002

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine faculty member understanding of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects students' rights to privacy. Data was collected from a random sample of 390 faculty members at three land-grant universities. Frequencies, percentages, and Chi-square were used to measure perceptions of faculty member knowledge levels of the law, the providers of FERPA information and means by which this information was communicated, and respondent opinions regarding who should provide them with FERPA information and how. Major findings of the study were: 1. Nearly half of responding faculty members were not familiar with FERPA. 2. Faculty members report receiving FERPA information from a variety of sources and via many different methods, none of which have significantly impacted their knowledge of the law. 3. Faculty members' preferences for provider(s) of FERPA information and methods of communication were diverse, reflecting the range of learning styles. 4. A multi-faceted training and development program that caters to the learning styles of faculty members will be required to adequately meet the needs of this diverse population.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11714

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Ann Maycunich

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3061846

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

183 pages

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