Students will examine legal perspectives related to higher education. Among the topics to be discussed will be the bases from which higher education law comes, current (case, state and regulatory) law, as well as risk management and liability issues for higher education. The remainder of the course will focus upon the ethical issues that must be faced when shaping and implementing institutional policy, curriculum and procedures. Some emphasis will be placed on the areas in which legal and ethical issues come into conflict.
- Understand legal perspectives related to higher education.
- Examine the need for ethics in higher education. Define the concept of ethics.
- Compare and contrast ethics, morals, values, and virtues.
- Analyze the National Education Association (NEA) and American Association of School Administrators (AASA) codes of ethics.