The Law of Higher Education

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2011 - Education - 760 pages
Based on the fourth edition of The Law of Higher Education—the indispensable guide to law that bears on the provision of higher education—this Student Edition provides an up-to-date reference and guide for coursework in higher education law. It also provides a guide for programs that help prepare higher education administrators for leadership roles.

This important reference is organized into five main parts Perspectives and Foundations; The College and Its Governing Board and Staff; The College and Its Faculty; The College and Its Students; and The College and the Outside World. Each part includes the sections of the full fourth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction, for example:

  • The evolution and reach of higher education law
  • The governance of higher education
  • Legal planning and dispute resolution
  • The interrelationships between law and policy
  • The college and its employees
  • Faculty employment and tenure
  • Academic freedom
  • Campus issues: student safety, racial and sexual harassment, affirmative action, computer networks, services for international students
  • Student misconduct
  • Freedom of speech, hate speech
  • Student  rights, responsibilities, and activities fees
  • Athletics and Title IX
  • Copyright
 

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Contents

General Introduction The Study of Higher Education Law
1
PART ONE PERSPECTIVES AND FOUNDATIONS
9
PART TWO THE COLLEGE AND ITS GOVERNING BOARD AND STAFF
81
PART THREE THE COLLEGE AND ITS FACULTY
183
PART FOUR THE COLLEGE AND ITS STUDENTS
291
PART FIVE THE COLLEGE AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD
591
Appendix A Constitution of the United States of America Provisions of Particular Interest to Postsecondary Education
659
Appendix B The American Court System
663
Appendix C Reading and Analyzing Court Opinions
666
Appendix D Glossary of Legal Terms
669
Bibliography
676
Statute Index
686
Case Index
689
Subject Index
699
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

William A. Kaplin, J.D., is a professor of law at the Catholic University of America and Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law. A former editor of the Journal of College and University Law, he is the coauthor of The Law of Higher Education, Fourth Edition.

Barbara A. Lee, J.D., Ph.D. is a professor of human resource management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. She is the coauthor of The Law of Higher Education, Fourth Edition and Academics in Court.

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