WSR 17-15-034
[Filed July 10, 2017, 3:29 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Revising chapter 172-191 WAC, Student education records, to remove student net identification number from the definition of directory information.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28B.35.120(12); chapter 34.05 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These revisions are necessary to protect student information because the net identification is an internal identification only and should not be relevant to anyone outside of Eastern Washington University. If both Net ID and date of birth are supplied as directory information then other parties could log-in acting as the student, without student consent or knowledge.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Chelsea L. Goss, University Policy Administrator, Office of the President, Eastern Washington University, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, phone (509) 359-6322, fax (509) 359-7036, email A public hearing will be held to permit comment on all proposed rules and revisions.
July 5, 2017
Chelsea L. Goss
University Policy Administrator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 09-19-064, filed 9/14/09, effective 10/15/09)
WAC 172-191-100 Directory information.
Directory information is defined to include: Student's name, address, email address((, student net identification number)), telephone number, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight, height and birth dates of athletic team members; dates of attendance at the university, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
The university may release "directory information" unless the student files a written request restricting the disclosure of the information. A student's election to opt out of directory information disclosures does not prevent the university from disclosing or requiring a student to disclose his/her name, identifier, or university email address in a class in which the student is enrolled.