In writing a letter of recommendation, it is permissible for a faculty member to include a student’s grades and GPA without obtaining the student’s written permission since the student requested that faculty member to write the recommendation and provided a copy of her resume with the requested information to the faculty member. (True or False? See answer below)
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False. Statements made by a person making a recommendation that are made from that person’s personal observation or knowledge do not require a written release from the student who is the subject of the recommendation. However, if personally identifiable information (such as gpa or individual grades) are included in a letter of recommendation, the writer is required to obtain a signed release from the student which specifies that the records may be disclosed, states the purpose of the disclosure and identifies the party or parties to whom the disclosure can be made.
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