ERIC Number: ED292195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Hendrickson, Robert M.
This chapter reviews litigation in higher education for 1986. The first section discusses the relationship between postsecondary institutions and various governmental agencies, in which litigation covers questions on the authority of boards, access to information through sunshine laws, questions of tax exempt status, and issues of accreditation. The second major section is devoted to litigation relating to employees of postsecondary institutions. These include questions of discrimination in employment, rights of nontenured faculty, personnel actions against tenured faculty, litigation involving administrators and staff, and collective bargaining decisions. The next section discusses litigation construing the rights and responsibilities of postsecondary students, in cases relating to admissions, nonresident tuition, financial aid, First Amendment rights, dismissal, and other constitutional issues. Liability of postsecondary institutions is covered next, in cases arising from personal injury, workers' compensation claims, contract liability, deceptive practices, educational malpractice, and negligence. The last section discusses an antitrust suit brought against a university. (TE)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Collective Bargaining, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Employer Employee Relationship, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Student Rights, Teacher Rights, Tenure, Torts
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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Note: In: Thomas, Stephen, B., Ed. The Yearbook of School Law, 1987. National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, 1987 (EA 019 899).