2015-10-30

2016 NASPA Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy

June 06 – June 10, 2016
Clearwater Beach, Tampa, Florida

The NASPA Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy offers the only certificate program in the important area of law and policy specifically for student affairs educators.  This 23 hour, intensive residential program provides an opportunity for in-depth study to enhance student affairs professionals' knowledge and understanding of law and policy.

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About

NASPA and ACPA recently updated the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners (PCASAP), which includes a defined and articulated competency area for law, policy and governance (LPG). NASPA  is now proud to offer an intensive {23} hour residential certificate program specifically designed to develop and enhance skills, attitudes and knowledge related to the articulated competencies endorsed by ACPA and NASPA in the LPG area of competency.  This is the only program of its type; and the only certificate program specifically recommended for members of NASPA and ASCA. 

It is vital that university administrators appreciate and understand the critical legal and regulatory issues that impact their work.  A wide variety of student-affairs professionals - ranging from entry-level to senior professionals - will benefit from this program.  The program is designed to provide student-affairs professionals with information and skills to develop and end enhance competency in LGP competency area.  Information and skill development tools will be provided to develop basic LGP competency in all identified categories and enhance or develop competency in many intermediate and advanced competency categories as well.  Moreover, the program will address various "hot topics," in higher education law as a context for developing competencies while ensuring that participants learn core legal concepts that will help them work through recurring issues.  The program will provide demanding and intensive instruction and time for informal collaborative learning in a world class resort setting. The conent is delivered by Peter Lake,Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy at Stetson University College of Law and others.  This program will be a prerequisite for admission into later anticipated intermediate and advanced level certificate programs. 

The NASPA Law Certificate Program in Student Affairs Law and Policy application process is rolling.  The application deadline has been extended to April 8, 2016.  

Please note: admission to the cohort will not exceed more than twenty (20) participants.

This program will feature lectures, interactive dialogue, exercises, Socratic dialogue led, etc. Specific topics covered will include:

Law and the Legal System:

  • importance of law to student-affairs professionals
  • the Facilitator Model
  • types and sources of law
  • overview of the legal system
  • techniques for reading legal materials
  • working with legal resources and electronic databases
  • working with general or outside counsel
  • how law relates to policy
  • sources of law and legal update
  • the litigation process

Private Law

  • Torts
    • negligence (including alcohol and other drugs and suicide/self-injury)
    • risk-management concepts
    •  insurance issues
  • Property
    • premises liability
    • landlord-tenant

Public Law

  • Constitutional Law/Civil Rights Law
    • free speech and expression
    • religion on campus
    • admissions
    • diversity/multiculturalism
    • academic freedom
    • disability law
    • due process:  student conduct and discipline
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
    • basics of criminal law terminology, such as felony v. misdemeanor
    • working with law enforcement
    • search and seizure
    • overview of processes such as arrest, charge, bail, plea
    • impact of student arrest/conviction on campus processes
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law
    • civil rights/employment/discrimination/safety
    • FERPA
    • Clery Act and other key federal regulations
    • Title IX
    • working with administrative agencies

Special Issues in Student Affairs Law and Policy

  • Mental health
  • Student injury and death
  • Student organizations and activities
  • Crisis management /Care teams
  • Residential Life issues
  • Hazing
  • Greek Life issues

Learning Objectives

  • Develop basic skills in working with different types and sources of law, legal reasoning, legal structures related to institutions of higher education, and the U.S. legal system.
  • Develop skills in how to find, read, analyze, and update cases, statutes, and administrative regulations.
  • Develop effective strategies for working with legal counsel.
  • Understand the interaction between law and policy in the higher education context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, articulate, and apply core legal rules and concepts relating to the practice of student affairs.
  • Develop the ability to identify and work with key features of appellate court decisions, statutes, and regulations that impact higher education. This includes demonstrating an ability to work with the “IRAC” heuristic and organizing legal and law‐like analysis.
  • Develop the ability to discuss and describe legal concepts, issues, and rules succinctly and efficiently.
  • Develop the ability to recognize key “facts” that are known, or must be discovered, that will augment or hinder their posture in contested situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate and inappropriate use of law as a tool for dispute resolution.
  • Develop skills in working with combined issues of law and policy.
  • Develop the ability to engage in constructive dialogue with others regarding contentious issues of law and policy. Respect for ideas of others that one does not personally accept is necessary to learn and conceptualize legal topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and work with issues of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion from a law and policy perspective.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reason and communicate objectively regarding issues of law and policy. This includes the demonstrated ability to provide carefully reasoned elaboration for positions, opinions, and the like.

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Mid-Level

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Schedule

Below is the tentative schedule for 2016. For your reference, a copy of the 2015 syllabus can be found here

Mon, Jun 06

12:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Registration / Check-In
2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Welcome & Introductions / Course Overview
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Welcome Dinner

Tue, Jun 07

8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Program Lecture
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Lunch
1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Program Lecture
5:00p.m.
Dinner on own

Wed, Jun 08

8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Program Lecture
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Lunch
1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Program Lecture
5:00p.m.
Dinner on own

Thu, Jun 09

8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Program Lecture
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Lunch
1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Program Lecture
5:00p.m.
Dinner on own

Fri, Jun 10

8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Program Lecture
12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.
Lunch and Program Wrap-Up

Registration

Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information.

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Fees

Registration
03/02/2016 to 06/03/2016
Member
$2000
Non-Member
$2250

Questions?

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
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Faculty


  • Peter Lake

    Peter Lake

    Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy at
    Stetson University College of Law

    Faculty Bio

Venue

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort


Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Clearwater Beach, FL

The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort has arranged special room rates for program attendees starting at $225/night (not including 13% state and local taxes). Reservations must be made by Monday, May 16, 2016. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events! You may reserve your hotel online once accepted into the program. 

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
301 South Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
727-373-1234
225 + 13%tax
  • Travel

    Clearwater Beach is serviced by Tampa International Airport (TPA).

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