The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 30 years ago. While many colleges and universities have taken important steps to accommodate students with disabilities, some institutions have more steps to take.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.