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Harassment Handbook, Jovon Bell, Kevin Blanch, Vashon Broadnax, Dallas Cline, Candi Lee Apr 2009

Harassment Handbook, Jovon Bell, Kevin Blanch, Vashon Broadnax, Dallas Cline, Candi Lee

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Harassment presents itself as a challenging annoyance, which most everyone will have to confront over a period of time. As defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, harassment is commonly transferred via some type of unwelcome communicated behavior, which includes discrimination (2007). There are several motives for which harassment can occur, including race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 are two federal discrimination laws that help protect residents of the United States from occurrences including both discrimination and harassment, that ...


Liability: How To Stay Out Of Court, Stephanie Keene, Emily Dillard, Kyanna Coffee, Jeremy Jenkins Apr 2009

Liability: How To Stay Out Of Court, Stephanie Keene, Emily Dillard, Kyanna Coffee, Jeremy Jenkins

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Liability can be defined as being held legally responsible for an incident that may occur. As student affairs professionals, one must be very cautious as to stay out of court. Every word or action a student affairs professional does may be scrutinized and twisted to make them or their given university legally responsible for any adverse incidents that they may have had some involvement with. Incidents which student affairs professionals may be held responsible for can range anywhere from student deaths to expulsion/removal from school and much more. This handbook is designed to better educate you about liability and ...


The Ginsburg Group: Technology: How To Stay Out Of Court, Jennifer Ballard, Lee Maglinger, Alisha Orosz, Mandy Skinner, Kevin Thomas Apr 2009

The Ginsburg Group: Technology: How To Stay Out Of Court, Jennifer Ballard, Lee Maglinger, Alisha Orosz, Mandy Skinner, Kevin Thomas

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

For professionals in higher education, it is our responsibility to stay on top of the ever changing landscape of technology at our colleges and universities. In order to provide the best and most convenient services, it is our objective to continue to expand the walls of higher education into the global boundaries of technology. For the purpose of this paper, the Ginsburg Group has focused on five different areas regarding the use of technology. In these areas, the information provided is our thoughts and best advice in how institutions of higher learning can avoid the courtroom. The following pages will ...


The Abcs Of Crisis Management: How To Stay Out Of Court, Lorna Hollowell, Kendra Leveridge, Andrew Rash, Robin Rathje, Gary Wiser Apr 2009

The Abcs Of Crisis Management: How To Stay Out Of Court, Lorna Hollowell, Kendra Leveridge, Andrew Rash, Robin Rathje, Gary Wiser

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Advice about Crisis Management is what this handbook is all about. We have comprised a handbook to hopefully help you stay out of court. We call it the ABC’s of CRISIS MANAGEMENT. Since it is imperative that one must advise properly, there is a need to have the skill of knowing what type of advice one renders. The key explanation of these types of advice lies in the audience or recipients of the advice. Our goal is to keep you out of court throughout a crisis.


Are You Personally Liable? What Student Affairs Professionals Should Know, Karla Perez-Velez Apr 2009

Are You Personally Liable? What Student Affairs Professionals Should Know, Karla Perez-Velez

Parameters of Law in Student Affairs and Higher Education (CNS 670)

Understanding an institution’s policies and laws of the state where the institution is located, student affairs professionals can better protect themselves against personal liability. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a description of potential sources of liability, background on immunity and relevant cases, and suggestions on how institutional employees may protect themselves from personal liability suits.