Educational institutions are expected to get ahead of risk. Because of this, more boards, presidents, and heads of school are mandating an institutional or holistic risk management process on their campuses.
For the past decade, retaliation has been the No. 1 complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The issues of data security, sexual misconduct, and workplace harassment—pressing concerns on any college campus—present unique challenges for educators and administrators.
The University of Montana was just fined nearly $1 million due to Clery Act violations. Take steps now to prepare a compliant 2018 Annual Security Report.
While tedious and time-consuming, preparing your institution’s Annual Security Report (ASR) is critical in demonstrating your school’s compliance with the Clery Act.
Between 2012 and June 2017, educational institutions publicly disclosed more than 200 data breaches. Nearly half of these incidents were the result of hacking, malware, or phishing.
What should an institution do when a faculty member expresses views that seem to antagonize and offend members of a protected class?
On Sept. 22, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a new “Dear Colleague” letter (DCL) withdrawing the 2011 DCL and 2014 Q&A.
When addressing issues concerning tenured faculty, how do you strike the appropriate balance between offering care, holding faculty accountable, and following the law?
Institutions should seek to create unity and harmony across policies and procedures related to all forms of harassment and discrimination, not just sexual harassment.
The Trump administration has begun to act on its commitment to change the way it interprets and enforces Title IX, but many aspects remain the same.
At many colleges and universities, the business officer’s role as risk management administrator competes with other roles that present high-level issues and pressing demands.
While many are wondering what's next for Title IX, administrators can always assess the atmosphere at their own institutions by conducting a campus climate survey.
Title IX compliance is just one of several forces driving educational institutions to focus on preventing and responding to sexual assault. Institutions must remain committed to its prevention.
The Trump administration issued a new "Dear Colleague Letter" (DCL) withdrawing guidance on the civil rights of transgender students, signaling a change in compliance.
Despite 30 years of prevention efforts, workplace harassment continues to be a significant problem, taking an emotional toll on employees and costing employers millions.
United Educators (UE) has a history of developing resources aimed at helping administrators better understand, and mitigate, the many complex risks that occur in the educational setting.