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ERIC Number: ED180384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Legislation, Litigation and the Administration of Higher Education.
Stalcup, Robert J.; And Others
The effects of legislation, regulations, and case law on higher education administration is discussed, and projections are offered regarding tenure, collective bargaining, use of legal counsel, affirmative action, academic due process, torts, search and seizure, privacy, and the First Amendment. Ways in which administrators in colleges and universities may deal with critical issues growing out of legislation and litigation are addressed. The situation facing the college administrator is that courts and governmental agencies have far-reaching impacts upon policies, relationships, rules, and finances within educational institutions. The movement toward accountability is one of the reasons for increased court involvement and the resulting litigation in the communitv college environment. In a national survey covering the period 1973-75, state directors of community/junior college education were asked to respond to a questionnaire regarding the amount and type of state legislation affecting their areas of operation. The most critical areas influenced in the opinion of the respondents were fiscal support and management. Closely related to both of these areas were concerns about institutional growth and governance. The litigation issue has had the most impact on the community/junior colleges. In the last two decades the demand for community colleges to provide more programs in more areas has resulted in an increase in federal government involvement. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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