Course participant records created at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in connection with SEI education and training courses are strictly confidential and their protection is mandated under federal legislation known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
FERPA applies to all institutions that are the recipients of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education, which includes Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Since the SEI is operated and administered by CMU, the SEI is also subject to this regulatory program. Under FERPA, you have the right to:
Form: Release of Records Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Use the link above to access the form that all course participants are required to complete and sign in order for the SEI to release any information pertaining to their educational records. Granting permission to have educational records released is voluntary, and course participants may change their authorization designation at anytime by contacting the SEI. This form is also available from the SEI's Education and Training department by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This general outline is not intended to be construed as legal advice and only provides a summary of FERPA as it relates to course participants relating to SEI delivered courses. Additional details about FERPA and privacy rights can be found at
LII/Legal Information Institute, U. S. Code Collection, Title 20, Chapter 31, Subchapter III, Part 4, § 1232g. Retrieved May 25, 2006, from the Cornell Law School, LII Legal Information Institute Web Site:
Office of Family Policy Compliance, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA), Retrieved May 25, 2006, from