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Ramson, Amy – Community College Review, 2006
Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem on our nation's college and university campuses, one that can have devastating results. Educational institutions had been shielded from liability for sexual harassment until the late 1990s, when two landmark Supreme Court decisions set forth a new standard for liability of institutions where students are…
Descriptors: Prevention, Campuses, Sexual Harassment, Court Litigation
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Elliott, Linda C. – Community College Review, 1983
Urges community college division heads to be aware of their legal rights and responsibilities and develop policies guaranteeing students' contractual and constitutional rights. Discusses litigation in academic affairs; the need for well-developed syllabi; course, program, and faculty evaluation; liability for negligence; testing and advising…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal)
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Bender, Louis W. – Community College Review, 1975
Many colleges are using commercial advertising techniques as an aid to recruitment. Federal Trade Commission safeguards against false or misleading advertising currently apply to proprietary schools, and may soon be applied to private non-profit and public schools as well. Administrators should apprise themselves of FTC standards. (NHM)
Descriptors: Advertising, College Admission, College Students, Legal Responsibility
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Buchanan, E. T., III; Lamb, Samuel H., II – Community College Review, 1980
Looks at legislative concerns for student consumerism and responses institutions have made to legal guidelines. Outlines the pre-enrollment, enrollment, and post-graduation rights of students as well as their right to fair and equitable treatment while enrolled. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Students, Consumer Protection, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility
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Rollins, Charles E. – Community College Review, 1980
Cites several legal doctrines that have gained currency in the light of recent court actions in academic areas. Provides examples of suits and court rulings covering a wide range of student and parental concerns. Discusses the implications for college administrators and teachers. (AYC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Court Litigation, Educational Responsibility, Legal Responsibility
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Luna, Gaye – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews legislation and court decisions advancing wage and job equity for minorities and women in academic settings. Discusses provisions of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII, legal precedents for pay equity, and recent court decisions supporting voluntary affirmative action plans. (DMM)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation
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Mathews, Fred L. – Community College Review, 1974
Author evaluated the role of trustees in colleges and suggested ways to overcome the abuses of accrediting agencies. (RK)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Board of Education Policy, Community Colleges, Critical Thinking
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Snyder, Fritz – Community College Review, 1985
Reviews the provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 regarding copyrightable material; copyright holders' rights; copyright formalities; duration; infringement; and fair use. Offers guidelines for fair use, obtaining permissions, and library use. Looks at specific regulations for music, computer programs, videorecordings, and performances. (DMM)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Copyrights, Legal Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility