Course Details

Regulatory Compliance at Universities

Like all businesses, higher education is subject to an array of laws and regulations. This course will highlight the regulatory environment in higher education, considered by some to be one of the most heavily regulated businesses. Included in this discussion will be an overview of the regulatory scheme in higher education and how colleges and universities structure themselves to manage their compliance obligations. Completion of Regulatory Strategy & Communication is preferred, but not required. In-class final project • Higher Education Compliance Alliance Matrix • “Government Regulation of Higher Education: The Elephant in the Middle of the Room,” by Stephen S. Dunham, published in The Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 36, No. 3 • “Reforming Regulation of Research Universities,” by Tobin L. Smith, Josh Trapani, Anthony DeCrappeo, and David Kennedy, published in Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 2011 • “The Cost of Federal Regulatory Compliance in Higher Education: A Multi-Institutional Study,” published by Vanderbilt University, October 2015 • Various federal rules and regulations • Office of Management and Budget memoranda, including: » Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review;” and » Executive Order 13610, “Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens.”

Catalog Number: REGLAW 985-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Regulatory Compliance at Universities
Faculty: Adams, Ann K
Campbell, Lane G
Section: 1     Credits: 0.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 8