Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Public University Presidents Blast DOE's CUlture of Reglations

Seal of the United States Department of Education
Seal of the United States Department of Education (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
http://chronicle.com/article/Public-College-Leaders-Rail/149535/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

President George Pruitt of NJ's Thomas Edison College led the charge at annual convention.

Professor Eli Karmon on the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran's domestic issues, and the fight against ISIS

Map showing ethnic and religious diversity amo...
Map showing ethnic and religious diversity among the population of Iran. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Karmon Ely ekarmon@idc.ac.il

8:25 AM (1 hour ago)
to Karmon
Dear friends and colleagues,

Please see my latest articles on ICT's website:

"The Iran Nuclear Deal, The Fight Against ISIL And Iran’s Domestic Troubles" at http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1235/The-Iran-Nuclear-Deal-The-Fight-Against-ISIL

"Iran in Latin America: President Rouhani’s Era" at http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1234/Iran-in-Latin-America-President-Rouhanis-Era

Sorry for duplicates.

Best regards,

Ely Karmon, PhD
Senior Research Scholar
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and
The Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at
The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC(
Herzlyia, Israel
Tel.:   972-9-9527277
Cell.: 972-52-2653306
Fax.: 972-9-9513073, 972-9-7716653

Sexual Assault Webinars for University Faculty and Staff

College Campus Sexual Assault: Protecting Victims’ Rights & Reducing Possible College and University Liability (2-session series)

Best For: Higher Education
Date/Time: 10/30/2014, 1 PM Eastern & 11/06/2014, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: Each webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): James Ottavio Castagnera, Ph.D. and Attorney at Law
Price: $599.00 webinar, $699.00 CD, $799.00 webinar + CD. Live webinars may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room using one unique login. All CDs include full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Academic administrators, student-life staffers, human resource professionals, public relations personnel, and campus legal counsel
“College Campus Sexual Assault: Protecting Victims’ Rights & Reducing Possible College and University Liability,” in two 90-minute sessions, offers a comprehensive approach to understanding how to prepare for and deal with sexual assault by either a student or staffer on a college campus, in a manner which protects the rights of victims and reduces the risk that the university might be sued by either the accuser or accused. The individual sessions will focus on:
  • Session 1, October 30, 2014: preparing your campus to deal with sexual assault cases
  • Session 2, November 6, 2014: the nuts and bolts of handling a sexual assault case if an assault takes place
Sexual assault on our nation’s campuses is becoming all too familiar, leading some observers to conclude that it has reached epidemic proportions. In response, in mid-2014 President Obama declared his intention to stamp out what he perceives as an excessive number of sexual assaults on our university campuses, and the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights has named 60 universities which it claims have mismanaged sexual assault cases on their campuses. In addition, during July, legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate aimed at curbing campus sexual assault. Everyone shares responsibility for promptly and effectively responding to sexual-assault allegations. Opportunities for mishandling such super-sensitive cases, however, are ever-present from the moment a complainant levels an accusation until the allegation has been resolved and the accused employee or student has either been disciplined or exonerated. The chances of you and your institution being sued by the accuser or the accused are roughly equal ... even if you do everything right!
Consequently, following best practices is absolutely critical to make sure that both the victim’s and the accused’s rights are protected and the potential risks of your school being sued are minimized. Please join Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq., associate provost and legal counsel, Rider University, for guidance and best practices for protecting both your school and the victims in situations of sexual assault.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what these sessions will cover:
    Session 1, October 30: Preparing Your Campus to Deal with Sexual Assault Cases
    • Creating your policy and procedures
    • Promulgating your policy and procedures
    • Educating your campus community about sexual assault
    • Integrating your sexual-assault policy into your institution's student and employee handbooks
    • Defining the roles of your own public safety officers, as well as the local police department
    • Training your designated intake officers to handle complaints as well as anonymous allegations
    • Training your investigators and hearing officers
    • Identifying and/or establishing support services for survivors of sexual assaults
    • Planning for adverse publicity and litigation threats
    Session 2, November 6, Handling an Actual Sexual Assault Case
    • Immediate actions to be taken in a case of rape or violent assault
    • What is appropriate intake of a sexual assault allegation
    • Methods of investigation of a sexual assault allegation
    • Confidentiality requirements and considerations
    • Anonymous allegations of sexual assault
    • The formal hearing in a sexual assault case
    • Appropriate disciplinary actions when the allegations are meritorious
    • Remedial action on behalf of the survivor
    • Litigation-avoidance actions
    • How to respond to reference requests following termination of a guilty employee

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER

Your conference leader for “College Campus Sexual Assault: Protecting Victims' Rights & Reducing Possible College and University Liability (2-session series)” is Dr. James Castagnera. Dr. Castagnera holds a law degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Case Western Reserve University. Jim brings 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 as a full-time faculty member at the University of Texas-Austin and the Widener University Law School, and as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. Currently, and for 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 18 books, including the Handbook for Student Law for Higher Education Administrators (Peter Lang, 2010, revised edition 2014) and a text book titled Counter Terrorism Issues: Case Studies in the Courtroom (CRC Press 2013).
His teaching experience includes continuing legal education workshops, 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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"Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War" by James Risen

English: My depiction of the flag of Oceania f...
English: My depiction of the flag of Oceania from Orwell's 1984. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/21/psychology-group-objects-books-portrayal-its-role-post-911-torture

It took 30 years longer than George Orwell predicted.  But here we are:

1.  400 Americans with the same net worth as the bottom 150 million of us.  Not the so-called "two Americas" but really three.

2.  Endless warfare for the American military.

3.  Unlimited rights for corporations, billionaires and their PACs to seek to buy elections.

4.  Lobbying gone wild.

5.  The security state firmly entrenched from the local police on up.  

Universities with Ebola experts on their faculties struggle to balance campus safety concerns with the desire of some such researchers to go to West Africa to help.

State University of New York
State University of New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SUNY for one is curtailing West African travel by its employees.
http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Curtail-Health/149543/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Meanwhile, Bill Maher hits the nail on the head, when he calls those who have been making ebola-related decisions in Dallas a bunch of "f***ing morons."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/18/bill-maher-ebola_n_6008426.html

As I've said before in this space, if ebola evolves into an airborne disease, America's record so far is cause for grave concern.  The disease will be an out-of-control epidemic before the CDC, etc. get their act together… if Dallas is an accurate case study.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Check out my latest prognostications on labor and employment law

Inside the Minds: Complying with Employment Regulations from Aspatore, a division of Thomson Reuters:

http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/c/Complying-with-Employment-Regulations-2014-Edition-Leading-Lawyers-on-Analyzing-Legislation-and-Adapting-to-the-Changing-State-of-Employment-Law-Inside-the-Minds/p/100380975

          New Edition

Complying with Employment Regulations, 2014 Edition: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Legislation and Adapting to the Changing State of Employment Law (Inside the Minds)


Book - softbound
$90.00


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Complying with Employment Regulations provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on navigating employers through recent changes impacting employment law. Experienced partners from law firms across the nation analyze the increase in enforcement actions against employee discrimination and identify best practices for developing effective workplace regulatory compliance programs. These top lawyers offer specific advice on helping employers address Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) severance rules while drafting agreements, responding appropriately to Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) investigations, and helping employers better enable employees to file complaints.
Covering a range of topics from assisting employers in avoiding federal scrutiny to staying abreast of investigation triggers, these experts stress the importance of internal workplace compliance checks to prevent possible violations. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this complex legal field.

U.S. COurt of Appeals for the 11th Circuit sounds a cautionary note.

Fair use can only be stretched so far and cooky cutter standards just won't guarantee protection against copyright infringement.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/20/federal-appeals-court-rejects-georgia-state-us-10-percent-rule-determining-fair-use

Learn more about copyright, fair use  and other critical aspects of intellectual property from the repose of my popular webinar:


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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