Legal Issues in Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure: How Colleges and Universities Can Hire the Right Faculty and Reduce the Risk of Costly Litigation

Legal Issues in Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure: How Colleges and Universities Can Hire the Right Faculty and Reduce the Risk of Costly Litigation

hire and promote the right people without running afoul of the law

Until recently, courts have given colleges and universities considerable discretion when it comes to decisions about faculty hiring and promotion. However, that discretion has eroded and is leading to serious personnel challenges on college campuses, including litigation that is both costly and time-consuming.

Unlike administrative staffing concerns, which are typically handled by human resources professionals, faculty personnel decisions are usually handled by professors and academic deans who are skilled in their particular fields but may not have human resources expertise.

So what laws should everyone involved in academic personnel matters be aware of? What can you do to minimize the risk of litigation? What steps should you take to hire or promote the right people without running afoul of the law? And how do you handle performance problems and misconduct from tenured professors?

BENEFITS

Get answers to these questions and others when you order Legal Issues in Hiring, Promotion, and Tenure: How Colleges and Universities Can Hire the Right Faculty and Reduce the Risk of Costly Litigation. The presenter provides details of the key laws that everyone handling academic personnel matters should know, as well as key strategies for hiring the right faculty from the start. You’ll learn about best practices that can reduce the risk of costly and time-consuming litigation and disputes. And you’ll learn how to do things correctly the first time so you can avoid having to fix bad hiring decisions down the road.

LEARNING GOALS

After participating in this online seminar, you will be able to:

  • Protect yourself and your institution from legal liability
  • Avoid bad hiring decisions—and what to do if you make one
  • Handle a problem professor without making a bad situation worse
  • Deal with performance problems and misconduct from tenured professors

TOPICS COVERED

The presenter provides case-study examples, including details of recent lawsuits, that will give you a better understanding of what some universities are being sued for—and how you can avoid ending up in the same situation. You’ll come away with a list of the things that could get you in serious trouble, along with insights into what you can do to manage litigation risk.

AUDIENCE

This session is perfect for department chairs, deans, provosts, faculty developers, and especially the faculty on your hiring or promotion and tenure committees whose regular jobs don’t give them the necessary training for compliant hiring practices.

PURCHASE

Explore details of the key laws that everyone handling academic personnel matters should know, as well as key strategies for hiring the right faculty from the start. Learn about best practices that can reduce the risk of costly and time-consuming litigation and disputes. Order today.

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