January

Boston University and VoIP Risk

Boston University and VoIP Risk
Copyright Cesar Bojorquez

By Paul Clancy, ARM, DRM, Director of Risk Management at Boston University.

In September, Boston University’s telecommunications unit asked me to work with them to address any issues related to the implementation of a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system from a risk management perspective. I reached out to my URMIA colleagues through the “All Members” discussion group on the URMIAnetwork and received helpful support. This article summarizes the information received and updates the members on how Boston University is putting it to good use.

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A Proactive Approach to Travel Risk

A Proactive Approach to Travel Risk 
Copyright Nattu
By Dr. Daniel Diermeier, Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy and Emmett Dedmon Professor of Public Administration at the University of Chicago. This article was produced in partnership with On Call International.

To appropriately address travel risk, companies need two broad sets of capabilities. First, they need to respond quickly and effectively to any travel-related incident. Such responses need to be both competent and caring, putting the needs of the victim(s) first. Second, companies need to anticipate risks and prevent them from occurring or, at least, to limit their potential impact. The preferred approach to the multifaceted risks associated with traveler protection, then, is one that prevents incidents or at least reduces their likelihood, but also prepares the organization to deal with any issues that do arise. 

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 Monitoring the Effectiveness of Youth Protection Efforts
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By Omar Andujar, MBA, CCEP, Director of the Office of Youth Conference Services at the University of Florida

This article was originally published in the College & University Auditor, Vol. 56, No. 3, Fall 2014.

In recent years, colleges and universities across the country have sought ways to implement or strengthen measures aimed at protecting minors on campus and limiting associated risks. In the aftermath of serious cases of child abuse in higher education institutions, the emphasis of such measures have primarily focused on awareness and prevention of child abuse. These efforts have included the introduction of new training requirements, more frequent screening of those working with minors, central tracking systems, and the establishment of campus wide standards for youth activities.1 However, what happens after the implementation of these types of efforts? How do you ensure widespread adoption of your minors on campus policies, and what systems are in place to measure program effectiveness and ensure compliance?

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Board Corner: Report from URMIA's Affiliate Committee

Affiliate Committee Board Corner Report
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By Donna McMahon, MBA, MS, Assistant Director and Risk Manager at University of Maryland, College Park, President-elect of URMIA, and Board Liaison to URMIA's Affiliates Committee.

One of the duties in my role as URMIA’s president-elect is to serve as the board of directors liaison to the Affiliates Committee. Affiliate members of URMIA are typically, but not solely, for-profit entities, such as insurers and suppliers of both products and services, that practice in the field of higher education. Affiliate members have voting rights, may hold office (except Executive Committee office), and may be appointed to URMIA committees, task forces, or advisory groups. Regardless of whether we partake of the commercial services available to our institutions or are competitors in business, through URMIA we work side-by-side as professional colleagues, partners, and friends. 

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All About URMIA 
Copyright Kevan

Each year, URMIA hosts in-person regional and annual (national) conferences around the country, as well as online webinars designed to minimize your cost and time away from the office while maximizing your educational and networking opportunities. Read on to learn about ISO 31000 training from URMIA and PRIMA, URMIA's 2015 Regional Conference Series, submitting your 2015 Annual Conference presentation, and sponsoring or contributing to URMIA's premier risk management compendium, the URMIA Journal.

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 Latest RM Events and Resources
Copyright Loughborough Univ.

Each month, this article provides some of the latest risk management resources, as well as a calendar of upcoming events, webinars, conferences, and other learning opportunities in which you or your campus colleagues may be interested.

Risk Management Resources

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URMIA Members in the News

 Members in the News
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Help us welcome our newest members, and see what professional updates your colleagues have to share from the last month.

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News Briefs

President Obama Signs Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Reauthorization
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The Risk Management Outlook in 2015: Evolving Cyber Risks Top the List
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College Affordability: President Obama Announces Plan to Offer Two Free Years of Community College
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Fair Use Case in Higher Ed: Publisher's Request for Rehearing Denied
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Chronicle of Higher Education Releases "Reader's Guide" on Campus Sexual Assault
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