PARTICIPANT FERPA RELEASE
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s (in this case, an Urban Teachers participant) education records. In general, it prohibits the Johns Hopkins University from disclosing information from those records without the written consent of the Urban Teachers participant. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information from the records. Urban Teachers requires that program participants sign a FERPA release form that allows the Johns Hopkins School of Education to share pertinent academic and performance information with Urban Teachers and for Urban Teachers to share that data with school partners. The Johns Hopkins University’s FERPA policy can be viewed online. (See the FERPA Release form.)
PROGRAM SATISFACTION SURVEYS
Participant input is important to Urban Teachers. At the end of each school year, participants are asked to complete a program satisfaction survey. This is your opportunity to give us valuable feedback on what works well and what does not, as well as your thoughts for program improvement or refinement. Urban Teachers uses this feedback to track program outcomes, to evaluate the effectiveness of our program, and to assist us in making strategic program improvements. Please take time to thoroughly complete this survey. It is an expectation that all program participants complete the survey each year while in the program.
PARTICIPANT WORK RELEASE
All work created by participants during the course of the program may be copied and distributed internally by Urban Teachers as a sample or example with the understanding that all identifying information will be removed prior to sharing the work. This work includes, but is not limited to: logs, journals, free-writes, videos, papers, clinical lessons and tasks. Urban Teachers may also copy and distribute non-anonymized work with the understanding that Urban Teachers will provide full and appropriate authorship credit for the work, if the Urban Teachers participant makes or approves a request for identification. Participants will be asked to sign a release for work that will exist indefinitely, unless otherwise specified. External distribution of work is not covered by this work release. Urban Teachers will separately request permission for external use of work when applicable. (See the Participant Work Release form.)
Urban Teachers does not engage in unlawful discrimination, including on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or familial status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, source of income, political affiliation, genetic information, place of residence, or disability in administration of its educational and admissions policies. Participants in the master’s degree program are entitled to all the rights and privileges accorded or made available to students at the Johns Hopkins University. Please also see the Johns Hopkins University Statement on Equal Opportunity.