Lee E. Bird, Mary Beth Mackin & Saundra K. Schuster, Editors
What should college and university administrators do when the First Amendment seemingly conflicts with tightly held institutional values? Should administrators block, discourage, or attempt to adjudicate speech because it doesn’t agree with their belief systems or institutional mission statements?
This reader-friendly handbook addresses the responsibilities of administrators to balance protecting the rights of many different parties while maintaining a campus atmosphere conducive to learning. It offers practical advice and strategies for dealing with myriad First Amendment issues based on previous court cases and the experiences of administrators and campus hearing officers who have lived to tell about it.
Written by leading practitioners in the fields of higher education and law, this easy-to-use guide provides:
Free speech issues on campus can be the most emotionally draining and painful situations imaginable, while at the same time providing the greatest opportunities for thought, dialogue, debate, and learning. New and experienced professionals in higher education alike will find The First Amendment on Campus: A Handbook for College and University Administrators an essential reference to consult when faced with First Amendment challenges.
Sponsored by the Association for Student Judicial Affairs
Paperback | 2006 | 228 pages