East Tennessee State University
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
The Partners in Education program helps address the needs of student by creating a partnership, fostering communication between students, their families, and the university. Professional staff can help families to open communication lines and provide support services to improve the academic success of students. Through the Partners in Education program, families seek answers to question that arise throughout the year, and will receive information and suggestions to help them provide effective support for their students. The point of contact for the Partners in Education program is the Office of Undergraduate Student Advisement located in the Welcome Center, 2 nd level of the D.P. Culp Center (423-439-8557) Monday through Friday from 8:00 – am to 4:30 pm.Services will be provided to members of Partners in Education, upon request, after the student signs the waiver to release information. Members are entitled to the following benefits. Students and parents may access Early Semester Progress Reports (Mid-Term Grades), 3rd week Attendance Reporting and final grades on GoldLink when students share their E# and PIN.
Final Grades – ETSU does not routinely mail grades to students.Students access their grades on-line through GoldLink.However, members of the partnership may request final grades each semester.
Academic Advisement – Assistance with academic advisement question or information.
Discipline Records – The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants access to student disciplinary records if specific conditions are met. As a member of the Partners in Education program, upon request, you will have access to your students’ disciplinary records.Joining Partners in Education – To become a member of Partners in Education, a student must sign and return the Student Release of Confidential Information form. The release does not apply to personal counseling, health, or financial information protected by FERPA; however, if students are experiencing problems in these areas, ETSU staff will assist in identifying available resources. The student has the right to withdraw the release at any time. The release is no longer in effect once the student reaches the age of 21 or is no longer enrolled at ETSU.