Best Practices for a Better Student Handbook
Student handbooks currently figure into a startling amount of litigation. In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal set aside the defendant-college’s Title IX sexual-assault determination and sanctions, because the school failed to follow the procedures published in its student handbook.
The student handbook is a crucial piece of the contractual relationship between the institution and its students. Depending on how effectively the document is crafted; how well the institution’s faculty and staff are trained to use it; and how thoroughly it is integrated into the campus culture, it can be a trap that ensnares the institution in a costly legal net or it can be a shield that protects the school, its trustees, officers and employees from lawsuits and publicity debacles.
Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for comprehensive guidance on crafting a student handbook that protects your school and students.
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- What should and should not be included in your student handbook
- The handbook’s role in the due-process rights of students
- The handbook as a part of the contract between you and your students
- The role of reservations of rights
- What the latest court opinions teach us about best practices
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