Due Process and Higher Education: A Systemic Approach to Fair Decision Making / Edition 1

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Overview

This report reviews the definition of "due process" and describesits evolution as a legal principle. It then explains how academicpresidents, deans, department chairs, and professors should handledue process in their day-to-day work. Readers will find a newsystemic framework for improved decision making, including casestudies that offer a more comprehensive explanation of due processand its implications for campus life.

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"This report is a clear analysis of due process in higher educationand builds a usable paradigm appropriate for the practicingadministrator. The writing is clear and jargon-free, and theanalysis is logical and coherent." (Darrel Clowes, professoremeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

"This report is well organized and clearly expressed. Itexplains some difficult and complex legal issues in understandablelanguage. The use of the case study is excellent. The discussionsbetween the dean and university counsel are compelling, much likethe actual conversations between attorneys and clients. This reportwill be a useful guide...to due process in a variety ofinstitutional settings and circumstances." (George Kuh, professor,higher education, Indiana University-Bloomington)

"This report would have been extremely helpful in my role as acollege administrator who dealt with many difficult cases." (PhiloHutcheson, associate professor, educational policy studies, GeorgiaState University)

"This report is useful to administrators and provides a goodsummary of the issues that administrators should keep in mind whendeciding whether to discipline or expel a student." (Barbara Lee,professor, human resource management, Rutgers-The State Universityof New Jersey)

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Meet the Author

ED STEVENS is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences at Troy State University.

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