What You Can — and Can’t — Borrow from Other ERM Programs

The best framework for enterprise risk management (ERM) is one that fits your campus’s culture, structure, and needs. While you can borrow some components that are common to all ERM programs, you can’t simply mimic your peer institution’s program and expect to succeed. 

November 11, 2019

The Four Steps of the ERM Process

A variety of tools can be used to help build consistency and accountability into your ERM program. Read this blog for specific recommendations to accompany each step of the ERM process.

August 19, 2019

Reporting Suspected Child Sexual Abuse

Employees often fail to report “red flags” or suspicions because they do not understand their reporting obligations. Protect children from harm and ensure legal compliance by understanding important aspects of reporting procedures.

July 30, 2019

Three Keys to a Successful Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Strategy

Whether you are new to the concept or have already initiated an ERM process on your campus, we recommend three key steps to ensure that your program will succeed over time.

July 11, 2019

Preventing and Reporting Athlete Abuse: The Safe Sport Act

Recent allegations of sexual misconduct by team doctors reinforce the need for enhanced child abuse prevention and reporting standards in higher education and K-12 athletics.

June 12, 2019

Avoid Costly Retaliation Claims

For the past decade, retaliation has been the No. 1 complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Charges attributable to retaliation increased from 34% in 2008 to nearly 49% in 2017. 

January 31, 2019

Real Solutions to Real Problems: Online Training for Your College Campus

The issues of data security, sexual misconduct, and workplace harassment—pressing concerns on any college campus—present unique challenges for educators and administrators.

November 14, 2018

Want to Avoid Large Fines? Start Preparing Next Year's Annual Security Report Now

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.

October 22, 2018

Annual Security Report: 10 Questions to Ensure Compliance

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.

June 28, 2018

Don't Take the Bait: Defending Data From Phishing

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. 

June 06, 2018

Academic Freedom, the First Amendment, and Harassment: Where Do You Draw the Line?

What should an institution do when a faculty member expresses views that seem to antagonize and offend members of a protected class?

November 02, 2017

OCR Withdraws 2011 DCL and 2014 Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct and Issues New Q&A

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.

September 25, 2017

Tenured Faculty Performance Issues and Disability Discrimination

When addressing issues concerning tenured faculty, how do you strike the appropriate balance between offering care, holding faculty accountable, and following the law?

August 31, 2017

One Voice: Improving Campus Unity Through Policy

Institutions should seek to create unity and harmony across policies and procedures related to all forms of harassment and discrimination, not just sexual harassment. 

August 07, 2017

What Institutions Need to Know About Title IX Now: Five Myths Debunked

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.

July 07, 2017