Records are an integral part of operating and sustaining the College. Beyond their use for daily operations, records also provide evidence of people and activities and are important documentation for the history of the College.
The Records Management Program provides guidance and procedures relating to the management of records held in the College's academic and administrative offices.
Records management is the practice of managing the lifecycle of records from creation to disposition. It is the responsibility of all administrative offices and academic departments at Connecticut College. Proper care and management of College records ensures that we:
- Keep important information and records properly stored, findable, and appropriately accessible
- Save space and time by following guidance on what records need to be kept and what can be disposed of
- Follow best practices for where to store or save physical and electronic records
- Reduce legal and operational risk to the College by complying with federal and state laws, regulations, and recordkeeping guidelines (FERPA, HIPAA, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure)
- Preserve College history and institutional memory
Links in the menu on the right provide basic guidance on records managment at Connecticut College.
For further information, including all policies and procedures, also consult the following in the Docs & Policies section of CamelWeb: