Friday, October 24, 2014

Webinar: Managing your international student population

Managing Your International Student Population: Legal & Practical Considerations from Admission to Graduation and Beyond

Best For: Higher Education
Date/Time: 11/18/2014, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): James Ottavio Castagnera, Ph.D. and Attorney at Law
Price: $299.00 webinar, $299.00 CD, $399.00 webinar + CD. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, faculty, staff, higher education counsel
Despite the many challenges facing higher education in the United States, America remains the destination of choice for both undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. In fact, it’s fair to say that U.S. colleges and universities comprise one of the few cutting edge enterprises in which America remains the world-beater. Nearly all universities, public and private, as well as many community colleges, seek their share of the global student market. While successful recruitment of international students is both financially rewarding and pedagogically desirable, the legal and administrative challenges can be daunting.
Since September 11, 2001, the federal government has paid special attention to students coming to our campuses from abroad. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), administered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses the SEVIS website to track international students from their admission to our institutions to their graduation … and beyond. Attaining and maintaining SEVIS certification is essential to admitting such students. And understanding the intricacies of SEVIS is essential to retaining certification.
International student and faculty exchange programs under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State also require SEVIS certification. Additionally, the J-1 visa is a broad umbrella that covers a wide range of international relationships, including student exchange programs and guest faculty from abroad. Biannual recertification with the state department is yet another burden upon the school which wants to participate in such programs.
Keeping our international students in F-1 or J-1 status requires a solid understanding of their rights and obligations. Particularly complex are the rules regarding international students’ right to work. Get this right, and your school can offer vibrant internship programs and robust post-graduate career-placement programs. Get it wrong, and your students can fall out of status and be open to deportation.
Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, attorney at law, associate provost, Rider University for a step-by-step analysis of the practical and legal requirements associated with successfully managing your international student population.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
  • Whether it’s legal to admit undocumented students
  • Whether public universities may accord in-state tuition rates to undocumented state residents
  • The fundamentals of the F-1 and J-1 visa statuses
  • What an applicant for admission from abroad must demonstrate financially
  • What constitutes full-time status and what are the exceptions to this requirement
  • When and where an international student work can work
  • What are international students’ options after graduation and how you can help them achieve their career goals
  • SEVIS certification requirements
  • Whether it’s necessary to protect your institution’s intellectual property from misappropriation by international students and post-docs
  • AND MUCH MORE!

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER

Your conference leader for “Managing Your International Student Population: Legal & Practical Considerations from Admission to Graduation and Beyond” is Dr. James Castagnera. Dr. Castagnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings nearly three decades of experience in higher education to this webinar. Prior to law school he served Case Western Reserve as director of university communication. He went on to teach at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for nearly the past 18 years, he has been Rider University’s associate provost and legal counsel. His diverse duties include risk management, regulatory matters, faculty and student disciplinary cases, litigation management, governance and institutional policies.
He is the author of 19 books, including the Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators (Peter Lang, 2010, revised edition 2014), which is available at Your text to link... and Counter Terrorism Issues (CRC Press 2013).
His teaching experience includes continuing legal education courses, MOOCs on the Canvas Network − including “Risk Management in Higher Education: Student Issues” − and presentations at numerous national forums, including the Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Annual Homeland Defense and Security Higher Education Summit sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Is "Homeland" Islamaphobic?

Claire Daines at MuchMusic, for the program Mu...
Claire Daines at MuchMusic, for the program MuchOnDemand, to promote the film Stardust. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
http://defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/may-clifford-d-homeland-under-attack/

Relax, Carey, even the paranoid can have real enemies!

Big bucks in running higher ed associations

United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
United Negro College Fund prez comes in at number two, even though HBCs are struggling.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/24/higher-ed-trade-group-presidents-make-more-many-college-presidents
At the top, it's hard to fail.

More on the UNC football scandal that is shaking up big-time college sports

English: Rentschler Field during the first qua...
English: Rentschler Field during the first quarter of the North Carolina at UConn football game. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
http://chronicle.com/article/On-the-Line/149613/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

When an ethics professor loses sight of ethics.
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ethicist-Who-Crossed-the/149619/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Questions that remain unanswered.
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/3-questions-left-unanswered-by-chapel-hills-academic-fraud-report/88381?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Welcome to the sausage factory.
http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2014/10/23/welcome-to-the-big-time-college-sports-sausage-factory/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Webinar: Student Handbooks

Student Handbook: A Crucial Higher Education Risk Management Tool

Best For: Higher Education
Date/Time: 12/09/2014, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): James Ottavio Castagnera, Ph.D. and Attorney at Law
Price: $299.00 webinar, $299.00 CD, $399.00 webinar + CD. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room using one unique login. CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, faculty, staff, higher education counsel
The 21st Century has heralded dramatic changes in higher education. Among them is the transformation of students and their parents into savvy consumers. They are buying a product − a diploma, a certification, a license to practice a profession − and they have many more options in the marketplace than ever before. The product you offer is expensive and your consumers demand that you deliver. Otherwise, at best they’ll go to another institution. At worst, they’ll sue you. Somewhere in the middle, your disciplinary actions may just be subject to challenge, but, even in this situation, without a well written and defensible student handbook in place your institution may find it difficult to defend its student disciplinary decisions.
This new business environment colleges and universities find themselves in demands that the institution’s handbook be a carefully crafted document, designed to deal with the multitude of unpredictable, but inevitable, issues that arise within a community comprised of bright but mostly young clientele.
The student handbook is a crucial piece of the contractual relationship between the institution and its students. As such, it can be a trap that ensnares the institution in a costly legal net. Or it can be a shield, protecting the school and its trustees, officers and employees from lawsuits, as well as publicity debacles. It all depends upon how thoughtfully and effectively the document is crafted − how well the institution’s faculty and staff are trained to use it − and how thoroughly it is integrated into the campus culture. Please join Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera for a review of both the risks and protections which student handbooks are intended to provide and a review of the policies which your student handbook should include.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of the many practical tips you’ll take away:
  • Review student disciplinary rules and regulations
  • Understand the role of residence life in enforcing the rules
  • Know the role of security/public safety in enforcing policies
  • Discuss the student judicial process: from initial investigation of the charges to appeal of the discipline imposed
  • Discuss special, highly sensitive topics: harassment, bullying and sexual assault
  • Understand how academic standards and standing come into play
  • Discuss academic integrity and honor systems
  • Consider students’ roles in university governance
  • Find out how student organizations and activities come into play
  • Understand how financial obligations and financial aid issues may be affected
  • AND MUCH MORE!

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER

Your conference leader for “Student Handbook: A Crucial Higher Education Risk Management Tool” is Dr. James Castegnera. Dr. Castegnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings nearly three decades of experience in higher education to this webinar. Prior to law school he served Case Western Reserve as director of university communication. He went on to teach at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University Law School, and at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for nearly the past 18 years, he has been Rider University’s associate provost and legal counsel. His diverse duties include risk management, regulatory matters, faculty and student disciplinary cases, litigation management, governance and institutional policies.
He is the author of 19 books, including the Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators (Peter Lang, 2010, revised edition 2014), which is available at Your text to link... and Al Qaeda Goes to College: Impact of the War on Terror on Higher Education (Praeger 2009).
His teaching experience includes continuing legal education courses, MOOCs on the Canvas Network − including “Risk Management in Higher Education: Student Issues” − and presentations at numerous national forums, including the Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Annual Homeland Defense and Security Higher Education Summit sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Webinar: IP in Higher Ed

Intellectual Property: A Key Asset Institutions of Higher Learning Can’t Afford to Squander

Best For: Higher Education
Date/Time: 12/04/2014, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): James Ottavio Castagnera, Ph.D. and Attorney at Law
Price: $299.00 webinar, $299.00 CD, $399.00 webinar + CD. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room using one unique login. CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, faculty, counsel
The 21st Century has heralded dramatic changes in higher education. In the words of Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, universities are “on the edge of the crevasse.” Author of The Innovative University, Dr. Christensen means that those institutions that fail to recognize and adapt to the challenges facing our aging industry will be in bankruptcy by the middle of the next decade.
The tweedy world of Mr. Chips in which colleges could afford to tolerate tenured faculty who taught a few days a week and devoted a few office hours to serving their students is a quaint, arcane memory. The tenured faculty represents the most significant investment of every college and university. And if this asset isn’t being used to maximum advantage, then it is a fiscal millstone dragging the institution down.
In addition to effectively deploying the faculty for teaching; research and grantsmanship are also essential. In areas of teaching and research intellectual property issues are paramount. With regard to delivery of instruction, the new technologies that led Dr. Christensen to make his provocative pronouncement require significant front-end investment and substantial ongoing support from the institution. Consequently, traditional, laissez faire customs concerning ownership of intellectual property are obsolete. The university has a vested interest in owning the IP of instructional delivery methods and content.
In the research realm, the artifacts of the creative process − scientific inventions, business and technology processes, and artistic productions − may be invaluable to the organization − provided the institution has a legally enforceable interest up front and a technology transfer function on the back end.
Please join Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera as he guides you through a discussion of the types of IP faculty members are producing and reviews legal and practical steps for your institution to take to protect its claims of ownership.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of the many practical tips you’ll take away:
  • Review the basics of IP: patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights
  • Discuss competing rights of tenured faculty and their institutions
  • Consider essential university policies
  • Understand contractual considerations and model provisions
  • Discuss vehicles of technology transfer
  • Review procedures for partnering with third parties for delivery of instruction
  • See how to go about protecting the institution’s brand: athletics and beyond
  • Review the place of government grants in the IP mix
  • AND MUCH MORE!

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER

Your conference leader for “Intellectual Property: A Key Asset Institutions of Higher Learning Can’t Afford to Squander” is Dr. James Castegnera. Dr. Castegnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings nearly three decades of experience in higher education to this webinar. Prior to law school he served Case Western Reserve as director of university communication. He went on to teach at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University Law School, and at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for nearly the past 18 years, he has been Rider University’s associate provost and legal counsel. His diverse duties include risk management, regulatory matters, faculty and student disciplinary cases, litigation management, governance and institutional policies.
He is the author of 19 books, including the Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators (Peter Lang, 2010, revised edition 2014) and Al Qaeda Goes to College: Impact of the War on Terror on Higher Education (Praeger 2009).
His teaching experience includes continuing legal education courses, MOOCs on the Canvas Network − including “Risk Management in Higher Education: Student Issues” − and presentations at numerous national forums, including the Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Annual Homeland Defense and Security Higher Education Summit sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Webinar: Managing Your International Student Population

Managing Your International Student Population: Legal & Practical Considerations from Admission to Graduation and Beyond

Best For: Higher Education
Date/Time: 11/18/2014, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): James Ottavio Castagnera, Ph.D. and Attorney at Law
Price: $299.00 webinar, $299.00 CD, $399.00 webinar + CD. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Administrators, faculty, staff, higher education counsel
Despite the many challenges facing higher education in the United States, America remains the destination of choice for both undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. In fact, it’s fair to say that U.S. colleges and universities comprise one of the few cutting edge enterprises in which America remains the world-beater. Nearly all universities, public and private, as well as many community colleges, seek their share of the global student market. While successful recruitment of international students is both financially rewarding and pedagogically desirable, the legal and administrative challenges can be daunting.
Since September 11, 2001, the federal government has paid special attention to students coming to our campuses from abroad. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), administered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses the SEVIS website to track international students from their admission to our institutions to their graduation … and beyond. Attaining and maintaining SEVIS certification is essential to admitting such students. And understanding the intricacies of SEVIS is essential to retaining certification.
International student and faculty exchange programs under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State also require SEVIS certification. Additionally, the J-1 visa is a broad umbrella that covers a wide range of international relationships, including student exchange programs and guest faculty from abroad. Biannual recertification with the state department is yet another burden upon the school which wants to participate in such programs.
Keeping our international students in F-1 or J-1 status requires a solid understanding of their rights and obligations. Particularly complex are the rules regarding international students’ right to work. Get this right, and your school can offer vibrant internship programs and robust post-graduate career-placement programs. Get it wrong, and your students can fall out of status and be open to deportation.
Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera, attorney at law, associate provost, Rider University for a step-by-step analysis of the practical and legal requirements associated with successfully managing your international student population.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
  • Whether it’s legal to admit undocumented students
  • Whether public universities may accord in-state tuition rates to undocumented state residents
  • The fundamentals of the F-1 and J-1 visa statuses
  • What an applicant for admission from abroad must demonstrate financially
  • What constitutes full-time status and what are the exceptions to this requirement
  • When and where an international student work can work
  • What are international students’ options after graduation and how you can help them achieve their career goals
  • SEVIS certification requirements
  • Whether it’s necessary to protect your institution’s intellectual property from misappropriation by international students and post-docs
  • AND MUCH MORE!

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER

Your conference leader for “Managing Your International Student Population: Legal & Practical Considerations from Admission to Graduation and Beyond” is Dr. James Castagnera. Dr. Castagnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings nearly three decades of experience in higher education to this webinar. Prior to law school he served Case Western Reserve as director of university communication. He went on to teach at the University of Texas-Austin, the Widener University Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for nearly the past 18 years, he has been Rider University’s associate provost and legal counsel. His diverse duties include risk management, regulatory matters, faculty and student disciplinary cases, litigation management, governance and institutional policies.
He is the author of 19 books, including the Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators (Peter Lang, 2010, revised edition 2014), which is available at Your text to link... and Counter Terrorism Issues (CRC Press 2013).
His teaching experience includes continuing legal education courses, MOOCs on the Canvas Network − including “Risk Management in Higher Education: Student Issues” − and presentations at numerous national forums, including the Annual Conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Annual Homeland Defense and Security Higher Education Summit sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.

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