ERIC Number: ED115317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Legal Issues for Postsecondary Education. Briefing Papers 1.
Blumer, Dennis H., Ed.
This publication is intended to outline basic legal issues in key areas confronting the postsecondary education community, and to provide background information of which every college administrator should be aware. Chapter 1, Some General Thoughts on Postsecondary Education and the Law, discusses the increased activity of courts in campus matters and the complexity of federal law and regulations, focusing on equal employment opportunity. Chapter 2, Legal Liabilities of Administrators and Trustees, discusses criminal, civil, contract, tort and other types of liability, violation of constitutional rights, the doctrines of soverign immunity, indemnification, and insurance. Chapter 3, Legal Liability of Faculty, presents a general outline of problems, including faculty relationship with the employer-institution, defamation, confidentiality and student records, copyright and patents, research, and safeguards. Chapter 4, Developing a Faculty and Staff Personnel Policy, discusses such considerations as purpose for access to files when creating a personnel records policy, as well as the effect on access of federal, state, and campus law. Chapter 5, The First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, Press, and Association, includes discussion on the scope and application of the First Amendment within the campus environment. (KB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Civil Liberties, College Faculty, College Students, Confidential Records, Court Litigation, Employer Employee Relationship, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Freedom of Speech, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Personnel Policy, Postsecondary Education, Student Rights, Trustees
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Suite 410, Washington, D. C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Published in cooperation with the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Association of College and University Attorneys