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Reynolds, Cristin Lee; Platt, R. Eric; Malone Schaffer, Lenore; Foster, Holly – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
This case is for use in graduate courses pertaining to student affairs and higher education administration. It presents challenges higher education professionals face concerning anonymous social media, and specifically how threats made through anonymous social media platforms such as Yik Yak affect the entire university community. The anonymity of…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Administration, Student Personnel Workers, Social Media
Downs, Donald A. – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy (NJ1), 2009
Although the term academic freedom is tossed about almost with abandon, many people do not know exactly what it means. This paper defines academic freedom, explains to whom it applies, and places it in its historical, institutional, and legal contexts. This paper also offers guidelines for deciding when and where the protection of academic freedom…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, College Students, Colleges
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Davies, Mark R.; Lee, Barbara A. – Education and the Law, 2008
This paper provides a comparative snapshot of the current state of the law in the US and UK with respect to potential liability of university and college students for use (and misuse) of social networking sites. It reviews the limited case law on this topic, highlights the differences in the two nations' laws of defamation and the various possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, College Students, Web Sites
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Gynn, Ann – Social Education, 1989
Covers the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which gave principals the right to censor school publications. In "One Student's Pursuit of Journalism," Alexandra Salas relates one student journalist's experience, including internships, from high school through the end of college. (LS)
Descriptors: Censorship, College Students, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Freedom of Speech
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Brooks, James H. – Review of Higher Education, 1984
The legal status of college students in relationship to the institution they attend is discussed, focusing on the contractual relationship, due process, access to education, First Amendment rights, search and seizure, federal aid regulation, residency requirements for voting, and the doctrine of academic abstention in legal matters. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Constitutional Law, Contracts