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APS 376 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education


Semester Hours: 3
Periodically
The course will explore legal and ethical issues in higher education from multiple perspectives and points of view. College and university campuses are governed by a multitude of laws and regulations in a variety of ways. In the United States there are public, private, and religiously-affiliated campuses which can be affected by these laws in different ways. Jurisprudence in higher education is broad and complex involving students, faculty, administration and trustees in areas involving faculty and student rights, academic freedom, copyright, unions, affirmative action, due process, tenure and property rights, as well as the dichotomy between public and private colleges. The course will provide an overview ofthe organizational structure and administrative nature ofthe U.S. judicial system. Ethical practices and behavior in higher education will be discussed. The course involves the discussion of case law and cases unique to higher education. Course readings, discussions, and assignments are geared toward increasing student knowledge about legal and ethical issues in the U.S. system of higher education.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
May not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. (Formerly FDED 285B, Special Topics: Legal and Ethical Issues in Higher Education.)





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