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HEA/712

Higher Education Law, Policy & The Regulatory Environment

3 credits Total credits
8 weeks Course length

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with an enrollment representative.

Higher Education Law, Policy & The Regulatory Environment

Course level: Graduate

In this course, students will evaluate how higher education institutions operate within a regulatory framework created by local, state and federal statutory law, case law, policies created by governmental agencies as well as various accrediting bodies. Major topics include systems of higher education governance, faculty, administrator and staff employment issues, student rights and conduct, technology, intellectual property and risk management. The impact of social and political constructs and stakeholder perspectives will be evaluated as it relates to the creation of a comprehensive ethical and legal approach to problem solving and policy development. Competency A: Examine United States local, state, and federal laws and regulations for their effect on higher education. Competency B: Examine strategies and resources for the prevention and resolution of legal issues in higher education. Competency C: Analyze the legal rights, policies, and procedures for students and faculty and other internal and external stakeholders in higher education. Competency D: Analyze the relationship between the law and the implementation of institutional policy, such as codes of conduct, to promote an effective, efficient, and safe educational environment. Competency E: Examine case laws, legal strategies, and current issues for their application to decision making by higher education administration.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with an enrollment representative.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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Why UOPX

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University of Phoenix

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

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Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with an Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.