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 and
will not discuss your grade with anyone else, including
your parents, spouse, children, siblings and/or significant other.
In the same way, I cannot discuss your personal
data (phone number, address, etc.), disabilities, enrollment
status, prior school work, etc. with anyone other than you.*
The result of this
is that I cannot send your grades to any e-mail
account. I can't give your grade to your sister,
parent, lab partner or anyone else but you, even if you sent them
to me to get it. I can't even talk to them about it.
I normally won't 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.
Privacy rules also
apply to recommendations and references. No
recommendation or reference, either verbal or written, will be
supplied to anyone (including the person requesting it) without
submission of a written and signed release with a submission
of a formal request PDF for the information
(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.
These policies are
the result of federal and state law, over which I have no choice
and am bound to follow, and are outlined on the school website's
Notifications page. Please don't ask me to violate any
of these rules.
Nothing here is meant
to contradict the policy outlined in the current, official Sierra
College Catalog or on the official school website.
are a few legal exceptions.