ED 513 Law for Educators
F1P 2006 ED
Pate, Victoria J.
Senior Professor/Adjunct Faculty
August 21 - October 15, 2006
8:30 - 1:00 PM
Textbook: Imber and Van Geel, Education Law, 3rd Ed., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004. Helpful websites: www.dese.mo.gov for the public school laws of Missouri; www.ksde.org for Kansas education laws; www.park.edu/library/index.asp to Lexis Nexis for legal research
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Educational Philosophy: To provide an interactive and interdisciplinary learning opportunity for Park University graduate education students seeking knowledge of the laws governing public education.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment
that measures the relevant Program Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to
determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes
across all instructional modalities. The
core assessment for this course is creation of a Professional
Self-Development Plan for School Law.
Students will be required to create their own development plan for
staying abreast of changes and developments in school law. Students should identify those legal issues
of particular concern to their professional duties, as well as legal issues of
general concern to all members of the school community. In addition, students should include an
identification of the specific resource tools that will be utilized to
implement the plan. The plan should also
include a description of specific self-development goals to be accomplished
within an identified time frame. Rubric
is attached below.
This activity constitutes 20% of the total grade for the
course. It should be no longer than five
(5) typed, double spaced pages. It is
due not earlier than week 6 of the course and not later than week 7. This activity assesses outcomes 1 – 9.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: No mid-term or final exams. Final grades will be based on class participation in discussion and group projects, daily worksheets and the Core Assessment Activity. Group projects are designed to reinforce the lecture material. Worksheets are designed to assess the student's understanding of and ability to apply the weekly reading assignments, case readings and lecture material to specific issues concerning the week's main topics. You will benefit from reading the text and case assignments prior to each class session.
Grading: Particpation = 40 points (5 pts. @ day) Worksheets = 80 points (10 pts. @ day) Core Assessment Activity = 30 points Total possible points = 150 90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D Below 60% = F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Five (5) points will be deducted from worksheets submitted after the due date. If you know you will be absent you may submit your worksheet by email. However, your work must be received on the due date in order to escape point deduction. No credit will be given for late submission of the Core Assessment Activity except in exceptional circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or whose behavior interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the classroom to expulsion from Park University. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness and excessive absences.
Meeting - 1
Understanding the Law
Meeting - 2
Meeting - 3
Student Free Speech
Meeting - 4
Discipline, Student Searches, Child Abuse, Missouri's Safe Schools Act
Chapter 5; see also pages 500 - 501 of Chapter 12
Meeting - 5
Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment
Meeting - 6: Earliest core assessment activity may be turned in
Personnel; Procedural Due Process
Meeting - 7: Core assessment activity due
Personnel; Substantive Due Process
Meeting - 8
Torts and Negligence
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 23-24
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27Since participation is an integral part of this course, missing any class will result in zero participation points for that day regardless of whether the absence is excused or unexcused.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Attachments:Core Assessment ActivityRubricRubric
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