Laws, Policies, and Governance

Laws, policies, and governance structures affect all levels of planning in higher education. OTR practitioners must have a current awareness of internal institutional policies, legal implications, and the impact of state/province, and federal statutes and laws on the daily operations and procedures of OTR programs.

Levels

  • Articulate the relevance of governance structures and policies for public and
    private institutions
  • Acknowledge institutional policies and procedures including student codes of
    conduct and academic policies and their effect on orientation, transition, and
    retention
  • Recognize and utilize appropriate reporting structures on campus for varying
    situations regarding student behavior, staffing and program implementation
  • Interpret and act in accordance with state/province, and federal statutes and laws
    which affect OTR policies and practices
  • Interpret and execute laws in accordance with campus policies affecting
    procedures and practices in hiring, planning, collaboration, funding, staffing, and
    program administration in orientation, transition, and retention
  • Identify resources that aid in understanding the laws and policies that affect
    programs and services in orientation, transition, and retention
  • Train new professionals and student staff regarding institutional, state/ province,
    and/or federal statutes and policies connected to specific impacts on OTR
    procedures and practices
  • Distinguish and differentiate between public and private institutions’ governance
    structures and policies that have an impact on orientation, transition, and
    retention
  • Articulate the impact of local, state/province, and federal laws and policies on OTR
    programs’ content, budgets, and limitations
  • Identify and recommend resources that aid in comprehending the laws and
    policies impacting programs and services in orientation, transition, and retention
  • Interpret and apply relevant laws and policies to programs and services in
    orientation, transition, and retention
  • Develop and interpret campus policy that reflects institutional mission and
    priorities
  • Interpret, analyze, and apply relevant laws and policies to programs and services in
    orientation, transition, and retention
  • Navigate local, state/province, and federal laws and policies which impact OTR
    programs’ content, budgets, and limitations
  • Assess current and developing laws and policies that affect planning OTR programs
  • Create necessary interventions to maintain compliance with institutional, local,
    state/province, and federal guidelines, laws and policies
  • Make appropriate recommendations informed by data, trends, and campus policy
    to campus constituents regarding the impact on orientation, transition, and
    retention
  • Utilize professional association standards/practices to shape OTR policies
  • Interpret institutional, state/province, and federal guidelines to create effective
    policies and practices for OTR staffing, programs and services
  • Consistently utilize both data and perspective to influence institutional planning

Courses

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Resource Materials

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