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WAC 132A-280-011

Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the indicated meanings:
(1) "Student" shall mean any person who is, or has been officially registered at, and is or has been attending Peninsula College and with respect to whom the college maintains education records or personally identifiable information.
(2) "Education records" shall refer to:
(a) Records, files, documents, and other materials maintained by Peninsula College or by a person acting for Peninsula College containing information directly related to a student;
(b) Records relating to an individual in attendance at the college who is employed as a result of his or her status as a student. However, records made and maintained by the college in the normal course of business which relate exclusively to a person's capacity as an employee are not education records.
(3) The term "education records" does not include the following:
(a) Records of instructional, supervisory, or administrative personnel and educational personnel ancillary thereto which are in the sole possession of the maker thereof and which are not accessible or revealed to any other person except a substitute.
(b) Records of the college's department of safety and security, maintained solely for law enforcement purposes, disclosed only to law enforcement officials, and maintained separately from education records in subsection (2) of this section, but only if said law enforcement personnel do not have access to the records under WAC 132A-280-065; or
(c) Records concerning a student created or maintained by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist or other recognized professional or paraprofessional acting in his or her professional or paraprofessional capacity, or assisting in that capacity, and which are created, maintained, or used only in connection with the provision of treatment to the student and are not available to anyone other than persons providing such treatment. However, such records may be personally reviewed by a physician or other appropriate professional of the student's choice.
(4) "Personally identifiable information" shall refer to data or information which includes either:
(a) The name of a student, the student's parent, or other family member;
(b) The address of the student;
(c) The address of the student's family;
(d) A personal identifier, such as the student's Social Security number or student number;
(e) A list of personal characteristics which would make it possible to identify the student with reasonable certainty; or
(f) Other information which would make it possible to identify the student with reasonable certainty.
(5) "Registration director" shall refer to the dean of enrollment and student services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140 and chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 99-15-072, ยง 132A-280-011, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99.]
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