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You, the student in my class, are the only person with whom I can discuss your grade.*
  • Without your face-to-face permission, I cannot:

    • Discuss your grade with anyone else, including your parents, spouse, children, siblings and/or significant other.

    • Discuss your personal data (phone number, address, etc.), disabilities, enrollment status, prior school work, etc. with anyone other than you.*

    • Send your grades to any e-mail account.
    • Give your grade to anyone but you, even your sister, parent or lab partner, even if you sent them to me to get it.  I can't even talk to them about it. 

    • Discuss your school issues over the phone.  I will only talk to you, in person, about these topics.

  • You can see me during class, or set up a formal appointment with me during my office time to discuss your grade or other school matters.
  • These policies are the result of federal and state law, and are outlined on the school website's Privacy Notifications page.  Please don't ask me to violate any of these rules.

  • Privacy rules also apply to recommendations and references:  
    • To get any type of recommendation or reference, you must submit a formal, signed request form PDF which includes various written and research activities.

    • References or recommendations, if given, may contain items relating to general impressions and personal character, but will never contain personal data, enrollment status or prior school work/grades.

    • Contact information will be limited to the instructor's official school e-mail address and/or the school mailing address.

Nothing here is meant to contradict the policy outlined in the current, official Sierra College Catalog or on the official school website.

*There are a few legal exceptions.

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"Once you've lost your privacy, you realize you've lost an extremely valuable thing."

           Billy Graham (1918 - 2018)
           Minister, evangelist
©2013 W. Michael Robinson