Higher education in the United States the past two decades has assumed proportions never before considered in the wildest imagination of the most optimistic prognosticator. Contemporaneous with that growth is the phenomenon of student activism—involvement, expression, and dissent, including petty insubordination and social protest. An administrative impasse arises by attempting a definitional response between the function of the internal administration of the public university, its taxpaying constituents, and the rights of the student. No longer is the public education institution justified in exerting autocratic disciplinary sanctions without reference to the procedural rights of the student. The subject of this paper alights upon the question of which is the most efficient forum within which the attempt to resolve the conflicts arising from imposition of the sanction of revocation of the educational benefit by the university and the countersanction by the student.
M. Gene Blackburn,
Some Thoughts on the Administrative Process as a Means toward Revoking the Public Education Benefit,
47 Neb. L. Rev. 528
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