FERPA Release

University Supervisors & CT

The University expects all faculty and staff to annual review and agree to the FERPA confidentiality policy. Currently the US Dept of Education has some of the best FERPA online training videos. To access the information go to http://ptac.ed.gov/ and scroll down the page you find these image links. Click on the first image to set up an account. There are three ADA Accessible modules that apply.

Please return this form to the UOTeach Program Coordinator in Lokey Education, suite 124.

Student FERPA Consent to Release 

Students who request written or verbal references or recommendations from University of Oregon faculty or staff members need to do so in writing. Such letters or statements are most effective if they contain specific information about your academic or work performance; this type of information is considered “non-directory” information and cannot be released without the signed written consent of the student, according to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the University of Oregon Student Records Policy.

The Office of the Registrar has composed a FERPA-compliant authorization to release form that may be used when requesting references/recommendations. The completed and signed Student Reference Request Form may be mailed, faxed, or sent as a PDF to the faculty or staff member from whom you are requesting the reference/recommendation.

Your request should contain the following:

  • What information is to be released (be as specific as possible)
  • To whom the information is to be released (name, address)
  • The purpose of the release of the information (application for a specific job or admission to a graduate program, for example)
  • Your signature and date

Each UOTeach candidate has authorized the University of Oregon to release job reference information and/or academic reference information, including the dates of employment/attendance, job duties, and quality of my job-related and/or academic-related performance to any prospective employers or academic institutions who request the information for hiring or admissions purposes.

It is understood that they are waiving their right to keep this information confidential from UOTeach personnel under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Their consent for the release of this information is entirely voluntary. However, they have the ability to revoke this consent at any time in writing but that this will not be retroactive for materials already released under it. Here is a copy of the form they completed for UOTeach Student FERPA Release Form