Pamina, Our policy on Protection Against Reprisal for Good Faith Disclosures (Whistleblower Protection) (III.A.4)<http://www.purdue.edu/policies/ethics/iiia4.html> does not provide for legal counsel or defense. Our policy only covers internal investigations. Similarly, other policies that mention protections against retaliation do not reach beyond our internal processes.
Best, Jessica Teets Coordinator, University Policy Office Purdue University 765-496-9634 From: bounce-121711375-56848...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-121711375-56848...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Pamina Deutsch Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 10:50 AM To: Association of College and University Policy Administrators <acup...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [acupa-l] Defending students in legal proceedings Good morning, At present, we have a Regents’-level policy that authorizes the University’s legal office to “defend or arrange for the defense of students against any legal proceedings commenced against them arising from their good faith participation in official University investigations or grievance or disciplinary proceedings.” There has been discussion about removing this provision from the policy. (As a public institution, the State Risk Management Division provides a legal defense for faculty and staff employees in certain circumstances, but not for students, except in narrow circumstances involving health care instructional programs.) Several objections have been raised about removing this provision from the policy, including that its removal would make students reluctant to disclose misconduct, participate in investigations, and serve as witnesses. We are interested in knowing if other institutions provide legal representation for students in legal proceedings related to their participation in internal investigations or disciplinary proceedings. Thanks, Pamina ___________________________________________ [cid:image001.png@01D3110D.979B70F0] Pamina M. Deutsch University Policy and Administrative Planning Director UNM Policy Office, 114B Scholes Hall MSC05 3357 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Tel. 505.277-2069 Web. http://policy.unm.edu<http://secure-web.cisco.com/12tB0-q0mdK9GZKnzqCWu3Tb7EMMq5TwpiDsT83vbroUL5F8lYOxBLF93FENepqk6wKhFg07aIfXJf7JxRz-RJ8o4Sx92cNKfJCWYK-B2Fh0EvO_tPheBfriluXwN1ubfszi99WsD9BnlbjlDG7H8uGeSFNe51AMDmGpDrZQFBJysfCCfzSjDGLINelMu1jHvVqao0DiKkHV07jntSBMlySEvYWARXqW0KE5C3VTRLF2LZXRM6EjEqAZztA4ZG2JkGLujxhLx7KICE8AfpzniIIq97C1EmISvZsY725rfrmyKoCfqu-sbRggXElPhi0U3oH5PqTbnhTaEGDcxRdH9H2FVlP6qywUGIJPwlgtNuqg/http%3A%2F%2Fpolicy.unm.edu%2F> Replying to Messages: Replying (using Reply) to an ACUPA-L e-mail will distribute your message to the ENTIRE list of members. To send a message privately, reply directly to the individual who sent the message (their e-mail address appears in the "From" line of their original e-mail). To Unsubscribe or for questions about the ACUPA e-list, Contact Joshua Adams at j<mailto:jamiepar...@cornell.edu?subject=ACUPA%20e-list%20assistance>a...@cornell.edu<mailto:j...@cornell.edu?subject=Question%20About%20the%20ACUPA%20E-list> or 607-255-8279.