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Recent U.S. Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter Raises the Bar on Standards for Protecting Federal Financial Aid Data

Posted in Higher Education, Title IV
On July 1, 2016 the U.S. Department of Education issued a follow-up Dear Colleague Letter to the Dear Colleague Letter of July 29, 2015. This most recent letter reminds institutions of their legal obligation to protect student data under Title IV and sets forth the new standards and methods the DOE will use when evaluating… Continue Reading

Confidentiality and Title IX

Posted in Discrimination, Students, Title IV
In OCR’s April 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, OCR referenced a covered institution’s obligations in the face of knowledge of sexual harassment/misconduct and a victim’s request for confidentiality and/or that the institution not act on the report, but did not provide particularly helpful guidance on how an institution is to balance those competing concerns.  Its recent… Continue Reading