Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, 2nd Edition

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Richard Fossey, Kerry Brian Melear, and Joseph C. Beckham, eds. (2011)

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Hardback, 532 pages

ISBN-10: 1-56534-145-7

ISBN-13: 978-1-56534-145-6

This book is an excellent text for courses in higher education law! 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. Readers will find this text a useful source that reflects trends in the law, details current case law on a particular subject, and provides guidance on institutional policy for both public and private higher education institutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Law and the American Legal System

Chapter 2: Systems Governance

Chapter 3: Private Colleges and Universities

Chapter 4: Legal Issues Concerning Faculty Employment

Chapter 5: Legal Standards Governing Faculty Speech

Chapter 6: The Legal Rights of Non-Academic Personnel

Chapter 7: Discrimination in Employment Under Title VII

Chapter 9: An Overview of Federal Disability Laws

Chapter 10: Negligent Liability Involving Colleges and Students: An Evolving Duty of Care

Chapter 12: Contracts with Students

Chapter 13: Student Speech

Chapter 14: A College Student’s Right to Due Process

Chapter 15: A Student’s Right to Privacy in a College Residence Hall

Chapter 16: Student Privacy and Campus Safety

Chapter 17: The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment

Chapter 18: Business Management in Colleges and Universities

Chapter 19: Intellectual Property and Higher Education

Chapter 20: Intercollegiate Athletics

Chapter 21: Town and Gown Issues