Types of consent forms in higher education.
Learn more about common consent forms at colleges and universities, and discover the fastest, easiest way to get the signatures you need.
Consent forms are necessary documents for many college and university students and often show up in various aspects of student life. As many campuses move toward paperless education, more and more electronic records and administrative forms are becoming the norm, too. Let’s explore some common consent forms in higher education, and how you can easily digitize these documents and request e-signatures in order to keep workflows moving.
Standard consent forms for college and university students.
While consent forms will vary from student to student and institution to institution, it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with common forms that you may come across in your administrative work. Here are three of the most common:
- Data sharing: Your school may want to request data sharing from student portals and other online services to improve academic and campus outcomes for students.
- Medical consent: If a student gets injured on campus and needs medical assistance, they may need to sign a consent form in order to receive treatment.
- Research studies: Consent forms are necessary for student participation in research studies, whether the studies fall under social, observational, biomedical, or other research categories.
One of the easiest ways to manage these types of scenarios and streamline student participation is to offer electronic signature consent forms. Once these electronic forms are complete, you can store them alongside other student information with a Document Management System (DMS) to keep the records safe, secure, and easily accessible.
With electronic forms and document sharing, it’s easier than ever to collect necessary e-signatures. Take a moment to explore everything you can do with Acrobat Sign.