Drug Testing of Students

As officials in colleges and universities seek ways to discourage and eliminate drug use on campus, testing students for drugs has become increasingly common.

Disparate Impact

The theory of disparate impact, also known as “adverse impact,” allows challenges to employment or educational practices that are nondiscriminatory on their face but that have a disproportionately negative effect on members of legally protected groups.

Disciplinary Sanctions and Due Process Rights

Due process is a central concept in American jurisprudence, rooted in the U.S. Constitution and elaborated in numerous cases involving the discipline of students in higher educational settings.

Cheating and Academic Discipline

Student cheating on college and university campuses includes taking credit for work completed by others, sharing answers on course assignments, failing to complete work on team projects, completing examinations for others, and plagiarizing term papers.

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology refers to the use of technologicaldevices and situational modifications byor for individuals with disabilities to enable themto improve or maintain their functional capabilities.