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ERIC Number: EJ899270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Legal Tips for Those Who Assist College Students: A Recommendation for Professional Development
Marcum, Tanya M.; Perry, Sandra J.
College and University, v85 n3 p50-51, 53-58 Win 2010
Those who come in contact with students at the post-secondary level face a myriad of potential legal challenges in their interactions with students and others. All members of the academic community should be familiar with the more common legal issues and to plan accordingly to avoid future problems. This article explores FERPA in the classroom, reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, concerns about the transferability of course work, the syllabus and related issues, copyright violations, document retention, and situations involving student and faculty misconduct. An annual professional development seminar addressing these legal concerns should be provided to those new to the academy and for higher education veterans. (Contains 5 additional resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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