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ERIC Number: EJ931815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Responding to and Supporting Students with Disabilities: Risk Management Considerations
Lundquist, Anne; Shackelford, Allan
New Directions for Higher Education, n154 p65-75 Sum 2011
Making the "right" risk management decisions involving students with significant psychological disabilities requires a clear and comprehensive understanding of the legal obligations and duties at issue. It also requires taking into consideration the best interests of these individual students. At the same time, decision makers must focus on the best interests of students generally, other potentially affected members of the campus community, as well as the best interests, mission, values, reputation, and security of the institution. Following guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, recent court cases, and best practices in student development for responding to students with disabilities, the following protocols should be in place: (1) Establish a Threat Assessment Plan; (2) Utilize Individualized Direct Threat Assessment in Decision Making; (3) Consider Alternatives to Suspension or Withdrawal; (4) Establish and Communicate Conditions and Requirements for Return; and (5) Establish Clear Parameters for Information Sharing with Key Administrators. (Contains 1 note.)
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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
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)