ClassCheck's Innovative Mobile Platform Protects Student Privacy and the Confidentiality of Academic Institutions

ClassCheck is Changing the Way Academic Institutions Improve Student Retention and Graduation Rates by Verifying Class Attendance

Aug 07, 2015, 07:38 ET from Field Agent

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ClassCheckTM, powered by Field Agent, is an innovative system that enables university students to confirm their own classroom attendance through a convenient mobile application. The ClassCheck platform follows the same institution-specific guidelines and security protocols required of any academic administrator or counselor who handles sensitive, personal data.  

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From online banking to fitness-tracking, mobile applications have changed the way people live, work and play. Users trust the companies behind these apps to manage their personal data confidentiality. ClassCheck puts privacy standards in the hands of educators, administrators and coaches, so they can more readily comply with institutional privacy policies.

Several universities have made class attendance a priority by budgeting funds in the athletic department to employ hourly class checkers to physically confirm that student-athletes are in class. Typically, checkers will relay attendance information via a handwritten document or text message from a personal phone. These documents or texts could easily become compromised. ClassCheck will eliminate this concern by placing control in the hands of students and administrators, providing even more privacy than student-athletes are currently afforded.

ClassCheck protects student privacy by collecting location-specific data only on the student's class attendance. The app does not collect or store data when students are outside preapproved geo-fence areas. The company uses photo verification to verify the correct student is associated with his or her mobile device. However, these photos are stored according to each institution's policy and can be destroyed by the administrator.

"We've been working with Fortune 500 companies for more than five years and understand their concerns for privacy," said Rick West, CEO and Co-Founder of Field Agent and ClassCheck. "It's not something we take lightly and we've designed our system to ensure that universities receive confidential information from students and vice versa."

As part of a company with more than five years of experience working with location-specific data and privacy, ClassCheck will be able to improve student retention and graduation rates. Field Agent, ClassCheck's parent company and a pioneer in location-specific mobile audits and research, serves the retail industry with innovative, technology-based solutions. The mobile research leader is accustomed to managing secure and private data, both from individuals and companies. Field Agent is trusted by Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and more than half a million app-users nationwide.

About Field Agent
Headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Field Agent leverages its network of nearly 600,000 Agents to connect business people with quality information anywhere across the nation. With ClassCheck, the company is now able to serve small and large universities with the specific goal to improve student retention and graduation rates.

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Cory Nelson
Field Agent Inc.
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