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Faculty/Staff Resources

DoSO has a number of resources available for faculty and staff members with student-related concerns.

If you have a concern regarding a student’s well being or behavior, DoSO is there to help. Visit our Contact Us page for more info.

How-to Guides

A chalky hand of Ivan Ermakoff, professor of sociology, is pictured as he teaches a Political Sociology class in Sewell Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 17, 2016. Ermakoff is one of twelve 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
Undergraduate student takes notes during a Philosophy 211 class taught by Michael Titelbaum, associate professor of philosophy, in Helen C. White Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the summer session on July 13, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
With sunglasses propped atop her head, an undergraduate students take notes about the human anatomy during a Kinesiology 328 class in the Education Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the summer session on July 12, 2016. The class is taught by Julie Stamm, associate lecturer of kinesiology in the School of Education. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Tools and Techniques for Faculty/Staff

A Note about FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them. Faculty and staff are sometimes concerned that disclosing a student’s identity when consulting with other UW-Madison employees about concerning student behavior violates FERPA. However, discussing a student of concern with the UW-Madison Dean of Students Office is permitted by FERPA if the discussion relates to the student’s experience at UW-Madison or could help the University support the student. Additionally, talking with any campus office that can help you help the student or assist the student directly is also permitted by FERPA.

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