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use to specified officials of the federal government and of the State
Government where the desired information is specifically required
to be reported or disclosed pursuant to State Statute. Student
information may also be available on proper identification and
authorization to organizations conducting studies for educational
institutions for the purpose of developing, validating, or administering
predictive tests, administering student aid programs, and improving
instruction, providing the information will be destroyed when no
longer needed. Student data will be made available to accrediting
organizations in carrying out their accrediting functions. The college is
also required to make information available in compliance with judicial
order or pursuant to any lawfully issued subpoenas in advance of
compliance by the college.
The college reserves the right for its officials to consolidate student
records and to destroy records in conformance with the Florida
Public Records Act when no longer needed for educational purposes
or when retention is not required by law or regulation of state
or federal agencies. In this connection, the college is obliged to
maintain a permanent record of transcript information. No record
will be destroyed during any pending request for explanation or for
challenging or hearing, or for 60 days after completion of such action.
Every effort will be made to resolve disagreements on content though
informal meetings and discussions. In the event informal methods
do not resolve a problem, a student is entitled to an opportunity
for a formal hearing. This hearing will be scheduled within ten days
of written request by either the college or the student and shall be
conducted by an impartial committee appointed by the President in
each instance. The student shall be afforded a full and fair opportunity
to present evidence relevant to the issues raised. A written summary
of the issue and appropriate recommendation shall be forwarded to
the President within five days following the termination of the hearing.
The President shall render a written decision within ten days after
receiving the recommendation of the committee. Records will then
be corrected or expunged as the President directs and the student
informed accordingly. A copy of the committee report and of action by
the President will be placed in the student’s file.
All materials contained in the student educational record, with the
limitation of #3 above, are subject to challenge except the basis in
which instructor grades were awarded. However, improper recording
of grades is subject to challenge.