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Zirkle, Chris – Tech Directions, 2013
Providing a safe classroom and laboratory environment should be the first priority of any career-technical and technology/engineering education instructor. Doing so not only increases the opportunity for student learning, but it also keeps instructors "out of hot water" with respect to legal issues of liability. In today's litigious…
Descriptors: Safety, Laboratory Safety, Legal Responsibility, Accidents
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Snowman, Ann Mackay – Journal of Access Services, 2013
Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia has a law on the books that protects a library borrower's privacy, both an ethical and legal obligation of the library. In addition, FERPA further restricts access to users' records. Getting the message across to staff can be a challenge, especially if you employ students or volunteers who may not…
Descriptors: Ethics, Library Services, Confidentiality, Staff Development
Kezar, Adrianna; Maxey, Daniel – Trusteeship, 2013
Among the many challenges facing college and university boards, one set of issues often is overlooked: those involving employment of non-tenure-track faculty members and the policies and practices shaping their work. There are a number of compelling reasons why boards not only should become knowledgeable about the relevant policies and practices,…
Descriptors: Colleges, Governing Boards, Nontenured Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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Chapple, Mike – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
Colleges and universities should be among the world's leading institutions in the field of data governance. After all, higher education institutions are dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge. Why, then, do those who work in colleges and universities often have so much difficulty corralling information about their own operations…
Descriptors: Data, Governance, Higher Education, Access to Information
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Feehan, Patrick J. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
In 2013, compliance issues march, unceasingly, through every aspect of higher education. Yet the intricacies of privacy, information security, data governance, and IT policy as compliance and risk areas within the IT organization can reverberate and impact every other department within the higher education institution. The primary focus is always…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Compliance (Legal), Risk Management
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Denton, David W.; Wicks, David – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Over the last two decades, students and teachers, across educational levels and disciplines, have been subject to a variety of school reform efforts. Nevertheless, some instructional practices, such as portfolio assessment, persist and grow in popularity even in the midst of changing educational reform goals and shifting priorities. Teacher…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Social Networks, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Hammond, Betsy – Education Writers Association, 2013
Obtaining public records is essential to covering public education. Fortunately, the law is on the side of reporters: Public agencies generally must disclose their records to the public and to the media--with important exceptions. Public agencies are often reluctant to hand over records, however, even when the law clearly says they should.…
Descriptors: Records (Forms), Public Education, Journalism, Public Agencies
Werosh, Keith R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine what relationship exists between knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to organizational position and training among faculty and administrators employed within complementary and alternative healthcare educational institutions. Within these knowledge levels, this study…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Privacy, Parent Rights, Student Records
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Sage, Melanie – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
Social work students increasingly are served by distance education, which necessitates the use of creative and innovative online teaching methods. An instructor embarking upon online teaching should consider interpersonal and technical issues, be familiar with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and understand other legal…
Descriptors: Social Work, Distance Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2013
Our nation's postsecondary institutions are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, faculty, and staff who live, work, and study on campus. Many of these emergencies occur with little to no warning; therefore, it is critical for institutions of higher education (IHEs) to plan ahead to help ensure the safety and…
Descriptors: Colleges, Emergency Programs, School Safety, Educational Environment
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, US Department of Education, 2013
Each school day, our nation's schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 55 million elementary and secondary school students in public and nonpublic schools. In collaboration with their local government and community partners, schools can take steps to plan for these potential emergencies through the…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Planning, Cooperative Planning, Guides
Kingsley, Chris – National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NJ1), 2012
This executive summary describes highlights from the report, "Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities." City-led efforts to build coordinated systems of afterschool programming are an important strategy for improving the health, safety and academic preparedness of children…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, After School Programs, Municipalities, Urban Programs
Kingsley, Chris – National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NJ1), 2012
The National League of Cities (NLC), through its Institute for Youth, Education and Families, produced this report to help city leaders, senior municipal staff and their local partners answer those questions as they work to strengthen and coordinate services for youth and families, particularly for those cities building comprehensive afterschool…
Descriptors: Management Information Systems, After School Programs, Municipalities, Urban Programs
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Garrett, Kendra J. – Children & Schools, 2012
This article documents results of a survey of 73 school social workers regarding their record-keeping practices. These social workers indicated that time pressures are a major challenge to documentation; they struggle to know what to include, and they worry about privacy. More than half fail to consistently include assessment information, progress…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Social Work, School Social Workers, Privacy
Steketee, Amy M. – District Administration, 2012
The nature of school security has changed dramatically over the last decade. Schools employ various measures, from metal detectors to identification badges to drug testing, to promote the safety and security of staff and students. One of the increasingly prevalent measures is the use of security cameras. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education…
Descriptors: School Security, School Districts, School Administration, Central Office Administrators
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