Office of Faculty Development

Harassment and Legal Issues

Ansell, Edward O., ed.

Intellectual Property in Academe: A Legal Compendium. Washington, D.C.: National Association of College and University Attorneys, 1991. (391 pp.)
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This collection of articles is intended to provide university officials at all types of educational institutions with pertinent information regarding issues of intellectual property. Issues addressed are patents, copyrights and semi-conductor chip protection, technical data ownership and export, and trademarks. A selected bibliography references other resources.

CSU-SUNY-CUNY Joint Committee.

Fair Use of Copyrighted Works: A Crucial Element in Educating America. Discussion Series. Seal Beach, Calif.: Consortium for Educational Technology for University Systems, 1995. (34 pp.)
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Summarizing the initial results of the joint committee from three university systems, this booklet argues that the effectiveness of higher education requires a thorough understanding and application (especially by faculty) of a fair-use doctrine concerning copyrighted works. They suggest a national alliance focused on fair use.

CSU-SUNY-CUNY Joint Committee.

Ownership of New Works at the University: Unbundling of Rights and the Pursuit of Higher Learning. Discussion Series. Seal Beach, Calif.: Consortium for Educational Technology for University Systems, 1997. (33 pp.)
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This booklet offers a framework for institutional conversations about the issues related to intellectual property. It is particularly concerned with establishing clearly the initial ownership of newly created material, understanding how ownership rights benefit all parties in academia, and developing new models for ownership that incorporates the influence of new technologies.

Fitzgerald, Louise F.

Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Concepts and Issues. Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1992. (70 pp.)
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Fitzgerald discusses the definitions of sexual harassment; research concerning frequency, nature, and extent of occurrence on college campuses; the legal context; and institutional policies and procedures. She claims that sexual harassment in education is largely a women’s issue (including faculty and staff women and not female students alone). She also addresses the issue of consensual faculty-student amorous relationships. Appendixes provide a typology of sexual harassment, a questionnaire, sample campus policies, and the NEA Sexual Harassment Statement.

Hustoles, Thomas P., and Walter B. Connolly, Jr., eds.

Regulating Racial Harassment on Campus: A Legal Compendium. Washington, D.C.: National Association of College and University Attorneys, 1990. (328 pp.)
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This book is intended to provide university officials with some tools for approaching the issue of racial harassment. It starts with a discussion in part 1 of the seminal case of the University of Michigan in developing a racial harassment policy and presents in part 2 sample polices adopted and/or proposed at other colleges and universities. Part 3 consists of selected advocacy articles (on both sides of the “free speech” argument), commentary, and outlines on drafting policy.

Whicker, Marcia Lynn, and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld.

Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas on Campus. Survival Skills for Scholars, 14. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 1994. (133 pp.)
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Written as a handbook for those in academia, this survival skills volume discusses the messiness of ethical/political/legal issues in the university and how to find one ways through the mess. The kinds of issues considered include faking, lying, and taking credit; falsified scholarship; and sexual harassment. The authors present strategies for avoiding accusation, for handling accusations, and for coping with unethical colleagues. They treat both informal and formal avenues.

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