The Pavela Report provides the analytical content of our predecessor Synfax Weekly Report --a critically acclaimed newsletter designed to keep readers abreast of law and policy issues in higher education. Weekly Pavela Report issues are delivered electronically with a convenient "easy print" feature. The Pavela Report is not published from mid-December until mid-January; the month of August or during weeks of national holidays.
Gary Pavela is a Fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Fellows of the Association are identified as individuals who have "brought distinction to higher education and to the practice of law on behalf of colleges and universities across the nation." In 2005 he received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators' "Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research" award. In 2006 he was designated the University of Maryland "Outstanding Faculty Educator" by the Maryland Parents' Association. Read his full biography here.
Topics in past issues include:
"Teaching troubled students after the Virginia Tech shootings"
"Do students have academic freedom?"
"Ten principles of academic integrity for faculty" (with Donald L. McCabe)
"The University of Illinois suicide prevention program" (with Paul Joffe)
"Risk management strategies" (with Thomas Hustoles)
"Lawful limits on freedom of expression"
"Sexual assault and athletic recruitment"
"Defining the extent of 'fair use'"
"Incivility and profanity at athletic events"
Law professor William Kaplin, co-author (with Barbara Lee) of The Law of Higher Education says "Better than any other publication I know, Synfax Weekly Report [The Pavela Report predecessor] reads the pulse of current issues and trends important to higher education and, in a concise and highly readable format, provides valuable advice on how administrators can respond."