FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law enacted in 1974 that protects the privacy of students. Under this Act, students have the right to inspect and review their education records and have the right to challenge records when they are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights.
The University of Maine at Farmington has designated certain information contained in the education records of its students as directory information for purposes of FERPA. Such directory information may be publicly shared by the University unless the student has taken formal action to restrict its release.
Directory information includes: name, address, telephone, date and place of birth, program of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status (full or part-time), degrees and awards received, most recent previous educational institution attended, participation in sports and activities, and appropriate personal athletic statistical data.
Again, students may request that their directory information not be released at any time while they are an enrolled student at UMF. To do this, students must submit a Request to Suppress Directory Information form to the UMF Merrill Center.
UMF Public Disclosure
The University of Maine at Farmington will make available to the public all of its publications and respond to any reasonable requests about itself. The most recent financial statements are available from the Office of the Executive Director for Finance and Administration.
UMF Executive Director for Finance and Administration
NEASC Standard 10.-8 Public Disclosure
(From the NEASC Website)
The University of Maine at Farmington assures notice and ready availability on request of all its publications. It is also responsive to reasonable requests about itself. The institution provides notice as to the availability upon request of the institution’s most recent audited financial statement or fair summary thereof.