Student Handbooks – December 9, 2021

Sale price$399.00


Thursday, December 9, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 pm ET

Conduct an Annual Audit to Minimize Institutional Liability

Your student handbook, along with your academic catalog, is one of the most important documents that you provide to your faculty, students, and community each year. It requires an annual audit of the essential federal and state law changes that need to be considered and updated to reduce your institution’s liability.

Join our expert presenter on December 9, 2021, as he shares his years of experience drafting and writing college handbooks. He will provide an overview to the key components necessary for an effective student handbook – including how to write up-to-date policies that reflect your institution’s mission, code of conduct, and safeguards for your students and institution. Additionally, he will examine the latest case law regarding the student handbook being a “contract” between the school and student.

You will come away from this webinar confident in your ability to conduct a comprehensive audit. Understand why it is critical to engage key stakeholders, including your institutional legal counsel, to serve on the audit team to ensure mistakes and miscues are avoided and protect your institution from unwanted legal challenges and costly litigation.

Topics Covered

At the conclusion of the 90-minute webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive annual student handbook audit confidently that includes key campus stakeholders and your institution’s legal counsel – avoid mistakes and miscues that could lead to unwanted legal challenges and costly litigation.
  • Remain compliant with the current federal and state laws that need to be considered in the audit process – reduce your institution’s liability while meeting the needs of both the institution and your students.
  • Draft a handbook that reflects your institution’s mission, student conduct code and behavior expectations – prevent frustration from your faculty, staff, and students by creating clear policies and procedures.
  • Consider the advantages of print vs. electronic versions of your handbook – balance the need for disclosure with legal implications.
  • Understand the latest case law regarding the student handbook being a “contract” between the school and student – ensure that one of the most important documents that you provide to your faculty, staff, and students is compliant and reflects current campus policies and procedures.


Dr. Grant L. Azdell currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
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Included When You Register

Invite your entire team for one low price!

  • Live 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand (available 24-48 hours after live event)
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for live webinar access for your group are provided to you immediately upon checkout. Instructions for accessing the on-demand recording will be emailed to you 24 hours following the live webinar. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at or 1-866-295-0505.

For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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