A er ican ssociation of state olleges and niersities colleges and universities with single-party control this paper provides a summary of the top 10 higher education policy issues that are likely to witness considerable activity in state legislatures across the. Higher education funding also comes from other federal agencies such as the usdepartments of veterans affairs and health and human services, and the national science foundation higher education was the third-largest area of state general fund spending in 2013 behind k-12 education and medicaid. Higher education includes a wide range of institutions providing study beyond the level of secondary education, such as colleges and universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools. Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries special issues such as the trends report, diversity in academe, and the almanac of higher education. - within the realm of higher education, the utilization of technology has introduced a variety of legal and ethical issues the reality of cyberbullying has expanded the risk of harassment and aggression, within defined bullying, to include the ever-evolving world of cyberspace (minor et al, 2012.
The number of non-academic administrative and professional employees at us colleges and universities has more than doubled in the last 25 years, vastly outpacing the growth in the number of. Nearly six months after dr gregory j vincent stepped down as president of hobart and william smith colleges, the legal and diversity scholar has continued to champion education causes through his new role as ceo and chairman of sigma pi phi — also known as the boulé. Renewed criticism of a 2016 inquiry at baylor university has raised questions about the law firms colleges call in for help some critics say the lawyers have incentives to serve the college, not.
The following includes the top issues and trends impacting higher education in 2016 1 presidential politics will keep higher education in the national spotlight this year. T he federal government’s role in supporting higher education touches nearly every aspect of the work performed by american colleges and universities. 2 1 policymatters 1 changes in federal law for the first time in the 11-year history of the aascu top 10 list, federal policy is the leading issue affecting state higher education policy. Legal and ethical issues in the practice of college mental health gregory eells, phd, director •convened a roundtable of experts in higher education and disability law as well as leading ihe necessary analysis disability law and student mental health concerns.
Read on to learn about the key legal issues surrounding college sexual assault and the protections in place to help prevent it the clery act the clery act is a federal law that requires colleges that take part in federal student aid programs to have school safety policies and report crimes that occur on campus. Students are the center of higher education, and colleges and universities face a myriad of student-related legal issues that begin before matriculation and may continue long after a student graduates or otherwise separates from an institution. The 2014 naspa student affairs law and policy conference is an exciting event focusing on recent legal trends in higher education law and policy development and the needs of your campus the event will be held at the grand hyatt denver in denver, colorado from october 23 to october 25. Caires’ guide to higher education case law “the case law and issues every student affairs professional should know, and love” higher education institutions as custodians.
Law of higher education is not the subject of this monograph these pages focus instead education” and refers to all interchangeably as “colleges” (and “college legal issues” and “college lawyering”) 2 data analysis, and data projection 3 assembling data on legal service utilization. Our higher education attorneys have extensive experience representing colleges and universities with a broad range of matters, such as title ix investigations, labor and employment law, ncaa compliance, complex litigation, student grievances, the americans with disabilities act and a host of other issues at the forefront of higher education law. Number and growth of faculty, by gender and rank: selected years (2005, 2007, 2009) the center for policy analysis is responsible for the content in ace fact sheets on higher education.
Iii the purpose of this study is to examine federal and state court cases related to the dismissal of a student from an institution of higher education during the period of 1981-2008. Issues facing higher education campus accountability & safety act (casa), sexual assault issues campus accountability and coordination with law enforcement association of private sector colleges and universities stating that ‘gainful employment regulations – including the current debt-to-earnings test and. Colleges and universities remain vulnerable to lawsuits and face an increasingly litigious environment contemporary issues in higher education law provides board members, administrators, faculty, and students of higher education with a basis for informed decision-making that will reduce the risk of liability through a preventive-law approach.
It has as its primary aim providing information and publications to colleges and universities related to the field of higher education law, and also has a broader mission to be a focal point for discussion and thoughtful analysis of higher education legal issues. Review of recent legal issues in higher education and web accessibility posted on november 19, 2012 by cyndi i am not an attorney, or in any way associated with a legal profession i am however an advocate for those who wish to make the digital world an accessible space, especially in higher education. A common thread runs through these issues: challenges to the content of colleges’ and universities’ “social higher education – unless there is a paradigm shift in public support or unless state or federal policy makers law, and medical students much higher fees than those charged other students even. The americans with disabilities act of 1990 (ada), patterned after section 504, also protects qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in many areas of postsecondary education including admission, academics and research however, the ada applies to all postsecondary educational.