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Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators

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James Ottavio Castagnera

The Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators is a practical tool, intended for administrators dealing with students in higher education, focusing principally on four-year institutions. Addressing the ever-developing relationship between higher education and the law, the book will provide the academic administrator with the means to knowledgably and confidently navigate the many legal threats and challenges facing colleges today. Using examples from real cases and scenarios from different institutions, the handbook provides sample policies, checklists, and advice that administrators can apply to a wide variety of situations, both preventatively and proactively. Also included are relevant 2008-09 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and each chapter includes a section on the impact of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008. The Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators is a compendium of practical knowledge and guidance, useful for any administrator dealing with the legal minefield that is higher education.

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Acknowledgments ix Introduction: The Social and Legal Environment of Student Administration 1 Chapter 1 Admissions 17 Chapter 2 Financial Aid and Tuition 33 Chapter 3 Student Activities 53 Chapter 4 Academic Standing, Probation, and Dismissal 99 Chapter 5 Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, and Cheating 113 Chapter 6 Alcohol and Drugs 149 Chapter 7 Student-to-Student Harassment, Discrimination, Hazing, and Violence 167 Chapter 8 Physical, Mental, and Learning Disabilities 195 Chapter 9 Privacy Rights and Intellectual Property Issues 217 Chapter 10 International Students 231 Index 251

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