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ERIC Number: ED432179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 258
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56534-125-2
The Colleges, Their Constituencies, and the Courts. Second Edition. Monograph Series, No. 64.
Hendrickson, Robert M.
This volume examines legal concepts and issues as they apply to colleges and universities, including the key cases, state and federal statutes, and administrative rules and regulations. Chapter 1 describes the legal parameters of the nation's court system and the historical heritage of both public and private institutions of higher education. Chapters 2 and 3 address the scope of legal control of institutional boards of trustees and describe the imperatives of sunshine laws that require state governmental organizations and agencies to operate openly and publicly. Chapter 4 is devoted to faculty employment issues. The quest for equity and diversity in employment in higher education is the focus of Chapter 5. Employment issues involving sexual harassment are addressed in Chapter 6. Chapter 7 is devoted to collective bargaining in higher education and provides the case law that sets the legal parameters for determining which collective bargaining issues are grievable. Chapter 8 is about student-institutional relationships; it examines such issues as admissions access, affirmative action, gender discrimination, discrimination surrounding disabilities, and standardized tests in admissions. Chapter 9 considers liability issues related to the student-institutional relationship. A table of cases is appended. (DB)
Education Law Association, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2280; Tel: 937-229-3589; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 334 437.