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Harbour, Clifford P. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This article reports on a study of archival legal and administrative texts generated during desegregation litigation instituted during the 1970s to enforce Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The specific focus of the research was on North Carolina and actions taken by the University of North Carolina and the state's Department of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Desegregation, Higher Education, Civil Rights Legislation
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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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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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Papagan, Harry G. – Community College Review, 1985
Reviews court rulings on academic sovereignty, discrimination and equal protection, and contractual relationships between students and schools. Offers guidance to help faculty prepare for student legal pressures by clarifying the roles of the student and the college. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Colleges, Court Litigation, Legal Problems
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Hamel, Dana B.; Miller, Andrew B. – Community College Review, 1973
The focus of this article was that community college administrators should be constantly alert to insure all employees are treated equally, especially in view of the hard reality that litigation is both costly and time-consuming. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, College Administration, Community Colleges, Court Litigation