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Universities must learn to cope with students as consumers, says expert

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 22 March 2011 by Steve

“From September 2012 universities in England and Wales will be able to charge up to £9,000 in tuition fees per year, and many universities have already signalled their intention to charge the full amount. This will change the way that students see their universities. As costs rise for so will expectations. Students will be more focused on making sure they get their money’s worth. How? One way will be by looking to enforce their contractual rights …” (more)

[Julian Sladdin, OUT-LAW News, 22 March]

Student challenges to degree classification, and examiners’ academic freedom

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 22 September 2010 by Steve

“Some time ago, I blogged about the question of whether a low mark is a breach of contract. A little while ago, in a gallimaufry (omnibus) post, I briefly returned to this issue. The context was a US case, Keefe v New York Law School (17 November 2009), but now it seems that the issue has arisen rather closer to home …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 22 September]

Ties Between Colleges and Students Increasingly Look Like Contracts

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 30 June 2010 by Steve

“If a hearing-impaired student asks for a sign-language interpreter during a semester abroad in Ireland, is his home university required to accommodate the request? Campus officials took up that question and others here on Tuesday at the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Attorneys …” (more)

[Sara Lipka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 June]