Dr. Gage Paine, Senior Consultant at Keeling & Associates, was recently published in New Directions for Institutional Research. The title of her monograph is “Legal Considerations for Assessment and Insitutional Research Leaders” and can be found here.
She writes; “Education and law are quite distinct practices and have very different purposes. As the chapters in this monograph point out, for university administrators to do their jobs effectively, it is important to have a clear understanding of the ways education and law differ, the appropriate use of legal advice in educational decision making, and the most effective methods for achieving our educational goals without running afoul of the law. “Let’s call the lawyers!” Is rarely an educator’s enthusiastic response when faced with a potential roadblock caused by institutional policies or legal questions.”
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