FERPA - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act requires that anyone with access to student records (Educational Records), must understand and abide by the law concerning how information is released and to whom. Faculty and staff, including temporary employess, who need to have access to student information (including MyView and DARS), must pass a FERPA exam to verify that they have a working knowlege of the law.
If you are employed by the University of Missouri - St. Louis and your job requires you to view student infomation (Educational Records), then you need to take the FERPA exam. Details on taking the FERPA exam can be found on requesting MyView Access page.
"Educational Records" are those records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the univeristy. Those records, made available under the The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, are student financial aid, the student's cumulative advisement file, student health records, disciplinary records, admissions file, and academic record. Confidential letters and statements of recommendation that were placed in student credential folders at the Office of Career Placement Services after January 1, 1975, are also made available, if the student has not waived the right to view these recommendations.
Details on the University's Confidentiality Policy can be found at the following location: Confidentiality Policy