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Introduction to Legal Issues for Academic Leaders
Introduction to Legal Issues for Academic Leaders is a three-part expert-delivered course that provides newly appointed deans and department chairs an overview of 10 critical higher education law topics to make new leaders familiar with difficult issues that they will likely face.
|Group Enrollment Pricing|
|2–9 people||$139 per person|
|10-49 people||$109 per person|
|50–99 people||$89 per person|
Winter Enrichment Course
December 11, 2022 – January 21, 2023
Laws and regulations have a substantial impact on higher education. In fact, laws specific to higher education alone run to more than 2,000 pages. Furthermore, overseeing legal issues on the departmental or campus-wide level is quite different from understanding these laws in the context of the teaching classroom.
Why it matters: With the consequences of noncompliance continually increasing, academic leaders today face incredible pressure to make sure the ins and outs of key legal issues are known. Also, the ability to leverage a variety of measures that mitigate the risk of costly and time-consuming litigation and legal disputes is quite crucial as well.
As an academic leader, you need to guarantee that you are doing everything you can to avoid these costly conflicts!
Introduction to Legal Issues for Academic Leaders is a three-part expert-delivered course that provides newly appointed academic leaders an overview of ten critical higher education law topics to make new leaders familiar with difficult issues that they will likely face. This course is essential for newly appointed deans and department chairs, human resource professionals, and faculty development directors.
- A Brief Discussion of the History of Higher Education Law
Learn the general history of the law as applied to academic institutions; why courts were reluctant to involve themselves in the decision-making of universities, especially when that came to institutional decisions about hiring, tenure, and student enrollment; and what’s changed in modern times.
- Negligent Hiring and Legal Claims in the Hiring Process: The Appointment Letter
Understand the three laws crucial to anyone involved in the academic hiring process: Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act which prohibits discrimination against people who are 40 or older; and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects individuals who are actually disabled, have a history of being disabled, and/or are regarded as disabled.
- Title VII and the ADEA
This module provides more detail about Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act beyond their relevance to hiring.
- Americans with Disabilities Act & Family Medical Leave Act Overview
Join your instructor in a lively overview of two of his favorite laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Learn the foundations of each law to help you identify issues on your campus and understand the complexities that exist within these laws depending on the circumstances.
- Common Legal Issues in the Tenure Review and Revocation Process
This module focuses on the common legal issues in the tenure review and revocation process. It brings together information already introduced but now emphases the context of denying or revoking tenure.
- Affirmative Action and Diversity
Learn about affirmative action and diversity in the higher education context, including a review of Title VI, which is a prohibition of the use of race, color, and national origin in any program which receives federal financial assistance; Section 1981, which prohibits discrimination on the basis for race in terms of contracting; Title VII, a broad prohibition from discrimination in employment on the basis of race and other protected categories; and the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the use of race in discriminating by state actors.
- Academic Freedom and Other Constitutional Issues Unique to Higher Education
This module is about constitutional issues unique to higher education and specifically, public universities. It includes a discussion of academic freedom as it relates faculty, students, and outside speakers invited to campus.
- The Basics of Intellectual Property
Introduction to the basics of intellectual property law in context of higher education, including copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
- An Introduction to Student Affairs Law
This discussion of FERPA covers three main areas: the right for students to control disclosure of their education records and the institution’s responsibility to protect the privacy of education records; the right for students to inspect and review their own education records; and the right for students to seek amendment of their education records.
- Title IX
This module gives a more in-depth discussion of Title IX and the emphasis in compliance to this law that universities have faced over the last 10 years.
Don’t forget that this asynchronous course is designed for convenient learning:
- It can be completed in about 6 hours from virtually any device and can be taken at any pace.
- A wealth of supplemental materials accompany the presentation: handouts, readings, links to online resources, and full transcripts.
- Assess your learning with a final exam.
How It Works:
- Prior to the start of the course, participants will receive an email with information on accessing the online course.
- Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within their selected session date.
- Upon completion of the course, participants will take an assessment to gauge learning.
- At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- Video programs
- A final assessment
- Transcripts of all video programs
- Program slides
- Supplemental readings and activities
- Certificate of Completion for the course
Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.
For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at email@example.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.
Product Code: OO22GD
Meet Your Presenter
Scott D. Schneider, JD
Partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP
|Group Enrollment Pricing|
|2-9 people||$139 per person|
|10-49 people||$109 per person|
|50-99 people||$89 per person|
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