College Catalogs: Avoid Mistakes and Legal Claims in 2023

with
Dr. Jim Castagnera
Live Session
From $129.00
  • December 14, 2022, 12:30 pm   EST
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Dr. Jim Castagnera, an expert higher education attorney, will explore the legal and practical aspects of a document too many higher education institutions take for granted. You will learn how to start the year with an effective course catalog that sets students’ expectations and reduces risks.

What You'll Learn

  • When and why is a college catalog a binding contract?
  • How can you effectively use disclaimers and reservations of rights?
  • What are the potential consequences of inaccuracies?
  • What are the legal implications of using an online course catalog?
  • What lessons can you learn from recent court cases?
  • What information should you include in the catalog? What should you exclude?
  • Which other documents may define your contractual relationship with students?
  • What damages and remedies are available to students for inaccuracies?
When:
Wednesday, December 14, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern
Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

Don’t get sued over your course catalog in 2023. Reduce legal risk and improve accuracy.

As you update your course catalog for the new semester and prepare your list of offerings for the 2023–2024 academic year, you must include accurate information, set appropriate expectations, and impose unambiguous terms and conditions. Specific text is essential to reduce the legal risk for your college or university.

Students turn to course catalogs not only to plan their semesters but also to plan their lives. These critical documents inspire career paths and define requirements. They become binding contracts between institutions and their students, often despite disclaimers to the contrary.

  • When and why is a college catalog a binding contract?
  • How can you effectively use disclaimers and reservations of rights?
  • What are the potential consequences of inaccuracies?
  • What are the legal implications of using an online course catalog?
  • What lessons can you learn from recent court cases?
  • What information should you include in the catalog? What should you exclude?
  • Which other documents may define your contractual relationship with students?
  • What damages and remedies are available to students for inaccuracies?

Who Should Attend?

  • Provosts
  • Vice presidents
  • Vice provosts
  • Deans
  • Registrars
  • Associate and assistant deans
  • Academic department chairpersons
  • Diversity and equity professionals
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Compliance officers

 

Expert Presenter

Dr. Jim Castagnera

  • President, Dr. Jim’s One-Stop HR Shop
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University

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