Annual Legislative Update by Rob McCarron of AICUM

06/11/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) is the leading voice on public policy matters affecting independent colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. Rob McCarron, AICUM’s Vice President for Government Relations and General Counsel, will offer an update on federal and state legislative initiatives that may be of interest to members of the higher education community....
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2014 Non-Profits and Charities Conference

06/10/2014 - 7:30AM to 3:00PM
Please join us for the Attorney General’s Office Charities Conference, June 10, 2014 in Norwood....
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Executive Compensation: Evolving Trends and Best Practices

05/22/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The past year has seen several new developments in executive compensation at the state level. The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Attorney General’s office issued a CEO Compensation Review, based on a survey of 25 of the largest public charities in Massachusetts. More recently, the Attorney General’s office brought suit against the CEO of a Massachusetts graduate school and entered into an Assurance of Discontinuation agreement with the school’s board of trustees, both focused on executive compensation....
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CLE - Managing Mismanagement: Fraud, Misconduct, and Conflicts of Interest in the Research Realm

04/17/2014
Allegations converning fraud, misconduct, and conflicts of interest in connection with grants and clinical research frequently surface in the news. Such events can not only result in sanctions and lasting harm for the reputations of institutions and individual researchers; dealing with these issues costs time and money. Our panel of experts will examine the latest cases concerning fraud and misconduct, how to prevent them, and how to deal with them when they do occur....
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Investing Endowment Funds: Legal and Compliance Issues

04/10/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Many colleges and universities have become increasingly active investors. This program will focus on investor compliance and on issues that arise in negotiating alternative investments like private equity or hedge funds....
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Higher Education Employment Law Update

03/12/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
2013 was an active year in the field of employment law affecting colleges and universities. Please join us for an interactive roundtable discussion of the actions and developments that will have the greatest impact on higher education in the coming year, including an overview of key judicial and government decisions....
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The Affordable Care Act and Higher Education

02/12/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Please join us for a brown bag luncheon on February 12 for a discussion of aspects of the Affordable Care Act that will have a unique effect on colleges and universities....
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Copyright and Trademark on Campus: Fair Use, Course Ownership, and the College Brand

12/11/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Zick Rubin and Brenda Ulrich will discuss recent legal developments in copyright and trademark law that affect colleges and universities....
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Keeping Up with Compliance: Financial Conflicts of Interest in University Research

11/13/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Recently, research compliance regulations affecting financial conflicts of interest changed in a big way – making institutions more effective at ensuring research integrity and transparency, but at the same time, greatly increasing burdens placed on faculty and staff. Join us to hear from a diverse panel including an IRB director, surgeon, conflict of interest committee member and FCOI program manager to find out....
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Title IX: Beyond the Basics

10/09/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program goes "beyond the basics" of the DCL to focus on some of the most challenging aspects of Title IX compliance, including how to implement a coordinated and integrated approach; how to proceed when a complainant requests confidentiality; understanding informal options for resolution; effective practices for conducting investigations and disciplinary proceedings; ensuring equitable treatment of complainants and respondents; understanding reporting obligations of employees; and the interplay between Title IX and other legal requirements including FERPA, the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act....
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Diversity in Higher Education: The Legal Landscape after Fisher v. University of Texas

09/11/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Dean Richlin and Robin Toone, partners at Foley Hoag LLP, will discuss compliance and strategic planning issues for academic institutions following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas. While Fisher sustains the Court's prior rulings, the decision creates significant new challenges for institutions considering race or ethnicity in admissions....
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