What: 18th annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference at the University of North Texas
When: March 24-25 (Monday-Tuesday)
Where: Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. on the UNT campus
Cost: Regular registration (ends March 21): $285 per day; $360 for both days.
On-site registration: $325 per day; $385 for both days.
UNT employees/students: $107.50 per day; $195 for both days.
Registration fee includes full breakfast/lunch buffets and conference flash drive with speaker materials.
Contact: For information about the conference and to register, go to http://www.coe.unt.edu/HELawConference.
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Experts from across the country will discuss best practices for preventing sexual violence on campus, legal decision making, issues related to student debt and other topics at the 18th annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference at the University of North Texas.
Considered the premier conference on higher education law in the state, the two-day event will take place March 24 and 25 (Monday and Tuesday) in UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. For information about the conference and to register, go to http://www.coe.unt.edu/HELawConference. The conference is aimed toward public and private college and university professionals and attorneys working on issues related to higher education.
This year's topics include:
- Bad Decision Making: The Heart of Most Legal Consequences -- Presented by Richard Rafes, founder of the UNT Texas Higher Education Law Conference and now interim dean of the School of Health Professions and Education at Utica College
- Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students and Immigrants -- Presented by Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and director of the Institute of Higher Education Law & Governance at the University of Houston and author of Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts
- Violence Against Women Act/Sexual Violence Elimination Act -- Presented by W. Scott Lewis, a partner in The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management
- Integrating Student Voices into Campus Safety Efforts -- Presented by Kim Novak, a national consultant and advocate for campus safety, hazing prevention, and student risk management
- From Idea to Implementation: Practical Steps for Executing Your Institution's Child Sex Abuse Prevention Plan -- Presented by Aaron Lundberg and Candace Collins of Praesidium, Inc.
The conference is sponsored by the UNT Higher Education Development Initiative and the College of Education, among others.
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.