Study Abroad Programs: Your Legal Responsibilities and Obligations – College and University Roundtable
When students travel beyond US borders in a college or university sponsored program, it involves more than an educational experience – it brings additional responsibilities to the institution. From structuring a program, handling emergency situations and accommodating disabilities, to meeting Title IX compliance obligations, this session will discuss a number of issues facing institutions when they expand their campuses and programs worldwide.
Topics will include:
- Evaluating or Establishing Study Abroad Programs:
- selection, support and care of students
- conduct and discipline
- risk assessment and analysis
- emergency action plans: medical needs, crime, terrorism
- Title IX Compliance:
- providing interim protective measures
- safeguarding students
- meeting obligations to prevent, respond, and remediate issues of sexual misconduct occurring in programs abroad
- Accommodating Students with Disabilities in International Programs:
- application of the ADA and Section 504 in college-administered and independent programs
Ample time will be provided to respond to your questions.
Breakfast or lunch will be served.
There is no cost to attend.
- Worcester at Bowditch & Dewey on April 8, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:30am
- South Hadley at Willits-Hallowell Center at Mount Holyoke College on April 15, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 2:00pm