Ethical Challenges in Conducting Higher Education Investigations


June 19, 2018

BRG and Barnes & Thornburg LLP hosted a webinar on ethical issues faced by academic institutions when conducting investigations. Topics included:

  • Preserving privileges and managing communications when investigations may be subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requests
  • Data privacy and security challenges, including examination of social media accounts
  • Witness interviewing restrictions and guidelines
  • Determining when student conduct should be reported to law enforcement authorities
  • Limitations of dormitory room privacy

Speakers included Peggy Daley; Vincent P. Schmeltz, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP; and Donna McNeely, executive director of university ethics and compliance at the University of Illinois.

CLE credit was provided in Illinois and Indiana.

View the on-demand webinar. (no CLE credit for on-demand viewing)


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Peggy Daley

Managing Director