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EDA644 Higher Education Law/Politics

Lead Faculty: Dr Joseph Marron

Course Description

This course examines the legal aspects of higher education, sources of law and authority presented; impact on, interaction with, and implications of the administration of higher education are discussed. The course provides an overview of the legal issues that arise in public and private college and universities and the policy implications of those issues. Pertinent federal and California statutes and case law will inform students of the legal rights and responsibilities of higher education students, faculty, and the administration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze the impact of law on the functions of higher education institutions
  • Summarize relevant legal issues in higher education and an appropriate response to these.
  • Determine the role of the administrator in contract negotiations with faculty and staff.
  • Summarize the impact legal cases pertaining to higher education administrators.