Are We Seeing An Increased Emphasis on Respondents’ Rights?
There have been numerous reports in recent months that the pendulum has been swinging back toward a focus on the due process rights of respondents in campus sexual violence cases. The implications of this perception among campus professionals are serious and far-reaching. A closer look at the evidence found in Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) resolutions, state legislation, and lawsuits by respondents against institutions indicates that this perception may be misguided.
State Legislative Analysis: Bathroom Bills
In this post, NASPA Policy Analyst Diana Ali, provides in-depth analysis regarding discriminatory multi-occupancy restroom use legislation, or "bathroom bills" introduced during the current state legislative session. She also provides some insight into what we can expect moving forward, given the precedent of the new administration.
DACA Explained: Why it’s vulnerable under the Trump Administration
This afternoon (2/23), RPI Policy Analyst Diana Ali will present a free, live Public Policy Briefing providing an update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program implemented during the Obama administration whose future is uncertain now that President Trump has taken office. Diana will provide an update on the current status of DACA along with policy alternatives to continue the protections offered by the program. This post from Director of Policy Research & Advocacy Teri Hinds will serve as a companion to the information presented there, offering a brief overview of the history of DACA as well as possible outcomes for the program following the tightening of immigration enforcement announced earlier this week by the Department of Homeland Security.
Protecting free speech on campus: State legislation
NASPA Director of Policy Research & Advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds summarizes recent state legislation intended to reaffirm Constitutional rights regarding freedom of speech on college campuses, including possible implications for student affairs professionals.
International Students: Executive order “travel ban” status, possible future policies
In this blog post, NASPA analyst Diana Ali, provides a summary on the recent "travel ban" executive order and insight into future policies that may affect international students.