Latest issues affecting Texas higher education to be addressed at UNT law conference

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 16:53

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Prevention and handling of sexual assault and harassment. The growing student debt crisis. Cyberbullying. And the ongoing Texas legislative session. These topics, as well as other major legal considerations for university and college professionals and attorneys, will be discussed at the Texas Higher Education Law Conference at the University of North Texas.

The conference will be March 30-31 (Monday-Tuesday) at the UNT Gateway Center, located at 801 North Texas Blvd. The event is expected to bring together more than 250 administrative, law enforcement and legal personnel from higher education institutions, with emphasis on best practices for handling issues specific to Texas.

"We try to cover a wide range of topics of interest to the higher education and legal community," said Marc Cutright, associate professor of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education and conference organizer. "Not every session is entirely about law, but they all have legal components."

Regular registration, which ends March 27 (Friday), is $300 per day or $375 for both days. On-site registration is $340 per day or $400 for both days. Registration for UNT students and employees is $122.50 per day or $210 for both days.

To register or for details, visit Texas Higher Education Law Conference website or contact Cutright at or 940-369-7875.

About the Higher Education Law Conference

Considered the premier conference on higher education law in Texas, the conference is sponsored by the UNT Higher Education Development Initiative and the UNT College of Education. Other sponsors are the Independent College and Universities of Texas, North Texas Community College Consortium, The Texas Association of Community Colleges, Texas Association of Community College Student Affairs Administrators, Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, The Texas Association of Community College Chief Student Affairs Administrators, The Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators, The Texas Council of Student Services Vice Presidents, UNT Department of Counseling and Higher Education, UNT Higher Education Development Initiative, Texas Association of School Boards and Public Identity, Inc.

About UNT's College of Education

UNT's College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teacher's training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education, which consists of four departments -- counseling and higher education; educational psychology; kinesiology, health promotion and recreation; and teacher education and administration. UNT's College of Education certifies about 1,000 teachers a year -- making it the largest producer of new teachers in the North Texas region. Students are also prepared for careers as researchers, counselors, leaders, physical activity and health promotion specialists, child development and family studies specialists and more.

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