School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
ED 513 Law for Educators
S1P 2011 EDG
Online or By Appointment
8 Weeks (1/10/11 - 2/28/11)
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Textbook: Imber, M. and Van Geel, T. (2009). Education Law (4th ed.). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN: 0-415-80373-X (paperback).
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: None
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s role is to provide students with the opportunity to take an active role in reading, researching, presenting, discussing and applying information related to the course objectives and learner outcomes. The instructor recognizes the importance of student contributions to the learning environment and encourages the cooperative exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
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:
Your e-college grade book will provide you with ongoing progress reports of your performance throughout the term.
The grading scale is (450 points possible):
A = 405 - 450
B = 360 - 404
C = 315 - 359
D = 270 - 314
F = Less than 270
Late Submission of Course Materials: The total number of points awarded will be reduced by 20% for each day late. No credit will be awarded for responses submitted later than the end of the fourth day after the due date. No extensions may be granted for the final project/presentation.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the course to expulsion from Park University. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of disrespectful, abusive or obscene language and/or excessive absences.
Bodies of Law and Their Affect on School Programs
Legal Research for Professional Development
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
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 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 20
Instructors 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 for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog Page 24
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 .
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