The Rights and Responsibilities of the Modern University

The Rise of the Facilitator University

Second Edition

by Peter F. Lake

Tags: Education Law

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328 pp  $39.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-898-8
eISBN 978-1-5310-0933-5

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This substantially revised and updated second edition includes discussion of recent judicial, legislative and regulatory college safety mandates, modern risk management and prevention practices, and the explosion in college safety and wellness issues (suicide, active shooter violence, sexual assault, etc.) while remaining faithful to the core vision of the first edition. The second edition also addresses the disturbing rise of a new nemesis of the facilitator university — "Compliance U." Crushing new regulatory burdens significantly impact academic freedom and autonomy, and may interfere with the facilitator's chief goal of creating a sustainable, reasonably safe and responsible college environment.

"Peter Lake has done it again. Over my seven years as General Counsel for a small faith-based college with few resources, I have utilized Peter Lake's writings as a guide to teach my constituents the basics of higher education law and to help me navigate the future in the ever-changing, litigious world of college life. From the first edition of Rights and Responsibilities to his 2009 work Beyond Discipline, I have utilized Peter's writings to formulate a consistent legal theory that enables me to walk the tightrope of compliance, students' rights and institutional integrity." — David A. Armstrong, J.D., Vice President and General Counsel Notre Dame College

"Too often, higher education professionals leave the legal issues to lawyers. Rights and Responsibilities not only shows the need to understand our legal obligations but explains them in a practical manner that can be utilized every day in our work." — Catherine Cocks, M.A., Director of Community Standards University of Connecticut

"Professor Lake has produced another "magnum opus." He has a natural gift for making complex and cryptic legal concepts and case rulings decipherable to non-lawyers. As a university counseling center director, I will use this volume (like I did with the first edition) as a go-to resource to aid me in contextualizing and navigating college mental health, legal and policy issues." — John H. Dunkle, Ph.D., Executive Director, Counseling and Psychological Services Northwestern University

"I have utilized Peter Lake's books as training tools for professional staff, as instructional tools for the classroom, as resource material to carry out my professional responsibilities and as guides for writing policy. The second edition of Rights and Responsibilities is another in the line of books and articles that Peter Lake provides to those of us in higher education serving as administrators, instructors, or practitioners with risk management as part of our responsibilities. This book is a must read!" — David W. Parrott, Ed.D., Executive Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Texas A&M University