Stakeholders are increasingly evaluating their schools, colleges, and universities based on the success of their institutional planning and risk management.
The record $4.5 million fine issued against Michigan State University should serve as another reminder that Clery Act noncompliance can jeopardize campus security and dramatically affect a college or university’s reputation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.