ERIC Number: ED435323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Law of Higher Education, 1997 Supplement. Third Edition.
Kaplin, William A.; Lee, Barbara A.
This 1997 supplement to "The Law of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Lead Implications of Administrative Decision Making, Third Edition" (1995) (ED 383 256), includes discussions of court opinions, statutes, regulations, and related developments, and cites selected law journal articles, books, and other resources concerning the legal aspects of college administration. An introductory chapter gives an overview of postsecondary education law, its scope and evolution, the nature of court litigation, the public-private dichotomy, and the role of religion in this dichotomy. Subsequent chapters address specific topics: trustees/administrators/staff (sources and scope of authority, institutional liability for others' acts, institutional management of liability risk); faculty (nondiscrimination in employment, affirmative action, personnel decisions, academic freedom); students (legal status, admissions, financial aid, support services, disciplinary/grievance systems, grades/credits/degrees, procedures for suspension/dismissal/other sanctions, student protest/demonstrations, student organizations, sororities/fraternities, student press, housing, athletics, records, campus security, free speech and computer networks); the community (general principles, zoning/land use regulation, local taxation, community access to institutional property); state government (state regulation and out-of-state institutions, other state regulation); federal government (constitutional powers, regulation of postsecondary education, taxation, aid-to-education programs, civil rights); educational associations (accrediting agencies, athletic associations and conferences); and business/industrial community (purchasing, selling/competition, research collaboration). (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accreditation (Institutions), Activism, Administrator Responsibility, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, College Athletics, College Faculty, College Housing, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Decision Making, Discipline Policy, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Governance, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Private Colleges, Professional Associations, Public Colleges, Religion, Research Administration, Risk Management, School Community Relationship, School Law, School Responsibility, School Safety, State Government, Student Financial Aid, Student Organizations, Student Records, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Coll. and Univ. Attorneys, Washington, DC.
Note: For instructional supplement, see HE 032 543.