NASPA and ASJA (the Association for Student Judicial Affairs) are presenting a webinar in October entitled “The First Amendment and Online Issues in Higher Education.” The abstract:
College and university student use of online technologies and forums can present challenges for student affairs administrators at every level. The expanding terrain of cyberspace brings forth questions about student conduct, attitudes and freedoms in online forums such as social networks. Participants of this Webinar will explore how the law applies to administrators monitoring and responding to online student misconduct.
The event is scheduled for October 10 from 1:30 to 3:00 Eastern. More info, including pricing, can be found on NASPA’s website.
I’m disappointed that the webinar costs as much as it does (early registration would cost me $75 as a student member of NASPA; that’s $75 for an hour-and-a-half webinar!) but I might try to fit this into my schedule and budget. I would be interested not only in what the presenters have to say about the law but also in what they choose to discuss as a measure of what technology and legal issues are important to student affairs and higher education.