Complying With Federal Law: A Reference Manual for College Decision Makers

Complying With Federal thoroughly explains federal law in a manner that is uncluttered by minute intricacies. This reference manual provides a basic awareness of the federal policies affecting the work of faculty, staff, and students, as well as a broad overview of major federal statutes and regulations that affect institutions of higher education.
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Federal laws and regulations continue to expand exponentially. Congress continues to adopted statutes which apply to colleges and universities.  Confusing and sometimes conflicting requirements can drag a simple administrative decision into a legal morass.

Complying With Federal Law thoroughly explains federal law in a manner that is uncluttered by minute intricacies. This reference manual provides a basic awareness of the federal policies affecting the work of faculty, staff, and students, as well as a broad overview of major federal statutes and regulations that affect institutions of higher education. Federal statutes addressed include:

  • Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963

  • Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Age Discrimination Act

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments

  • Copyright Act of 1976

  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act

  • Student Right to Know Act

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

  • Drug-Free Workplace Act

  • Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

  • Immigration Reform and Control Act

  • Sherman Antitrust Act

  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

  • Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

  • Solomon Amendment of 1997

  • Digital Millennium Copy Right Act of 1998

  • Jeanne Clery Act of 1998

  • Voter Registration Requirement of the Higher Education Act of 1998

  • Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000

  • USA PATRIOT Act of 2001

  • Technology Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2002 

  • Constitution and Citizenship Day Requirement 2004

Occasionally, whether an institution is public, private, or religiously affiliated is significant in the application of a federal statute. Such instances are clearly identified and addressed within the text of each chapter. In the case of the  chapter on Antitrust Law, nearly the entire chapter is applicable only to independent institutions.

Each chapter follows a common format for easy reference: Overview and Purpose of the Act; Institutions and Individuals Affected; Effective Date of the Act; Detailed Discussion of the Act; Matters to Review; and Enforcement and Compliance Agency.

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