FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Key Policy


All regular faculty and staff.


Access to College facilities may be granted by issuance of keys and/or card access to designated individuals. Use, security and control of such items remain the responsibility of the designated individual until such time as they are returned. Administrative personnel will be given the necessary keys and/or card access to their assigned office and support service area. All faculty members will be issued keys and/or card access to their assigned office, laboratories and classrooms. Union employees will be issued keys and/or card access as needed to carry out their work assignments.

Any individual who is authorized by his or her supervisor to be in an assigned office, laboratory or classroom outside of normal working hours is entitled to one key and/or card access to open the exterior door of that building.

Campus Safety will normally open and close facilities for special functions. The issuing of keys and/or card access on a temporary basis to an employee for this purpose will require authorization from the appropriate President’s Administrative Council officer.

In general, students may not possess exterior door keys and/or card access to any academic or administrative building.  Exceptions to this must have approval from Campus Safety and the appropriate President’s Administrative Council officer.

The Facilities Operations department will have the responsibility to install, repair, maintain, and service locks, and well as creation of physical keys.  Information Technology will review and approve all key requests as appropriate, distribute keys, and keep inventory records of issued keys.

Residence hall keys will remain under the control of the Residential Life department. The Director of Residential Life will request keys as necessary using the "Key Request" form.

Departmental and individual mailbox keys are issued/monitored at the Campus Post Office.


Request for keys and/or card access shall be submitted to .  Such requests must be initiated by the Department Chair in academic areas or a Director level administrator in non-academic areas unless additional authorization is required by the responsible Vice President. The person to whom the keys are issued must visit the Helpdesk to sign for the keys.

Department chairs or director-level administrators may only approve access for their assigned building or area.

All keys issued must be returned to Human Resources at the time employment ends, or in the case of a departmental transfer.  New keys for the replacement person or transferred employee will be provided upon receipt of a fresh submission of a key request to

The Human Resources office shall provide these recovered keys back to Helpdesk in a timely manner.

Sub-contracted employees, such as ABM or Bon Appetit employees, who have been issued keys must turn those keys into the Director level administrator or Department Chair to whom their company reports.  That administrator or chair must then return the keys to Helpdesk in a timely manner.

Mailbox keys are issued at the Campus Post Office and are subject to a fee for lost/replacement keys.

Approved by President’s Administrative Council – February 2012

Creative Work Plan

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Nominations and Applications

new lux fiatThe Albion College Presidential Search Committee invites nominations and applications for this significant leadership opportunity. The committee will be accepting nominations and evaluating application materials on a rolling basis throughout the summer of 2013, and will begin to narrow the candidate pool in early September. Although applications will be accepted until the time that a new president is selected, candidates should submit materials by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 26, for the most favorable consideration. The new president will be invited to begin work on or about July 1, 2014.

Dr. Thomas B. Courtice of AGB Search is assisting with this search. Nominators and prospective candidates may contact him by email at or by telephone at 614/395-3229.

Applications should be submitted electronically to:

Mark Newell, chair, Albion Search Committee at .

Materials should include a letter of candidacy that responds to The Agenda for New Leadership and the Attributes of a New President that appear in the presidential search prospectus, a complete CV or résumé, and the names and contact information (phone and e-mail) for three references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search nor without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence.

Emily Crichton O'Hara

In a nutshell, what do you do?
I envision possible visitor experiences, distill expert knowledge into digestible content, and work on teams to build exhibits that excite people about science.
What are you working on right now?
I am the lead content developer for a 3,000-square-foot exhibition about the innovations and impact of human engineering in the Charles River Watershed, scheduled to open in December 2015.
Why do you love what you do?
I get to learn new things every day. In my job, I play the role of a museum visitor, learning about current research and finding the nuggets that will really excite our visitors. My goal is to inspire them to explore more about science and the world around them after they have left the museum.
How did Albion help you get there?
While at Albion, I had the ability to take classes in a multitude of fields. Even though I was an art major, also taking classes in math and science helped me gain a broad knowledge base. I was also able to participate in a museum internship my senior year. Together, these experiences have given me the ability to communicate with scientists and translate their expert understanding of a topic to a larger audience of general museum visitors.
For me, Albion...
...provided opportunities to explore the world beyond my passions, encouraged me to stretch my mind to places where it was uncomfortable, and put me in situations where I had to clearly articulate my ideas. These experiences gave me the foundation on which I have built my current career.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Students should take advantage of the opportunities that come with a liberal arts education. Even though the world sometimes projects a specialist education as the only option, you will end up competing for jobs with people who look exactly like you on paper. At a liberal arts college, you will be pushed outside your comfort zone and this will empower you more than you can imagine—you may find connections that strengthen your understanding or reveal a new way of looking at problems in your own field, or even discover a new path that interests you. These are vital skills that you will need to be successful after college.

Take It Further: Museum of Science, Boston; Art and Art History Department; Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program

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