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Higher Education (HI ED)

HI ED 560 Legal Issues in Higher Education (3) A process for analyzing case law on issues of access, student rights, employment, collective bargaining, church/state, private sector, and liability.

HI ED 560 Legal Issues in Higher Education and Student Affairs (3)

This course is designed to teach a process of legal analysis with a focus on issues related to higher education and student affairs. The course exposes the student to a range of administrative problems at the post-secondary level which entail legal implications. The course will help current and prospective administrators in higher education and student affairs to envision the legal dimensions of collegiate-level decision processes. No attempt will be made to provide definitive legal outlines at any stage; that is a task for the institutional attorney, the state attorney general, and the courts. Explicit recognition is made of the importance of law to higher education and student affairs training, but the overall effort will be illustrative rather than comprehensive.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 1995 Ending: Summer 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.