April

Government and Regulatory Affairs Blast: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) and Universities

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By CSHEMA's Government Relations Community of Practice.

URMIA's Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (GRAC) is proud to release the second Government and Regulatory Affairs Blast of 2016. These briefings are designed to give you the basic facts about a wide variety of legislation and regulations that may have an impact on risk management at your institution. This month's blast features risk management considerations in regard to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) and Universities. Members of URMIA's GRAC are also members of CSHEMA's Government Relations Community of Practice and have shared this information. Thanks very much to CSHEMA.

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Forum releases groundbreaking data-driven report on student deaths abroad

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By Brian Whalen, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum on Education Abroad.

The Forum on Education Abroad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, higher education membership association recognized by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. The Forum provides training and resources to its nearly 800 member institutions, and its Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged. The Quality Improvement Program for Education Abroad (QUIP) and The Professional Certification for Education Abroad Program provide quality assurance for the field through use of the Standards in rigorous self-study and peer reviews for institutions and professional certification for individuals.

The Forum has just released two new resources that will be helpful to URMIA members. One is a groundbreaking report, Insurance Claims Data and Mortality Rate for College Students Studying Abroad. The other is a document designed to educate others about how institutions and organizations seek to ensure student health and safety, Advocating for Student Safety Abroad: Working Together at Home and Abroad.

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Board corner: Report from URMIA's Leadership Development Committee

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By Marjorie F.B. Lemmon, ARM, CPCU, Risk Manager for Yale University and Chair of the URMIA Leadership Development Committee and URMIA's Immediate Past President.

Has anyone noticed that 2016 is a presidential election year in the United States? I suppose you can’t miss it. But did you know that every year is a presidential election year for URMIA?

One of the most important responsibilities of the Immediate Past President, the position I currently hold, is serving as Chair of the Leadership Development Committee. The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is charged with soliciting nominations for the future leaders of URMIA, specifically the President-Elect and the Board of Directors. Although the LDC may not be as busy throughout the year as some of URMIA’s other committees, the responsibilities of the LDC are vital to the continued success of the organization.

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We have much to share this month! Read on to learn about the last two URMIA Regional Conferences this spring, how to nominate a recently retired member for emeritus recognition, URMIA's new sports camp insurance program, our special events insurance program, the latest on URMIA Annual Conference registration, and much more.

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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.

URMIA resources

  • URMIA Survey Shows Most Require Sensitivity Training. The aim of this survey was to find out how extensive anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and sensitivity training for employees of higher education institutions. Also of interest was training delivery and whether it is mandatory. The survey found that about 80 percent of the respondents said their institution requires some form of sensitivity or harassment training, primarily for regulatory compliance and liability reduction purposes. Training tends to be mandated for staff, somewhat less frequently for faculty and optional for students. Most respondents use some form of online training, either by itself or in combination with in person training, which is delivered initially when employment or enrollment begins and then is repeated. 
  • URMIA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Our GRAC committee has been busy in 2016. The January GRAC blast, featured in previous Insights, "Risk Management Considerations Regarding the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX When Students Study Abroad," continues to be our most popular resource of 2016. The committee also added another blast this month, "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) and Universities." Thanks to GRAC and CSHEMA for sharing this important information.
  • The Affiliate Innovative Resources (AIR) library gives affiliate members a forum to share information about their innovative products, services and ideas on the Affiliate Member Community. Please read the e-group rules for specifics on how you can market your products and services. Submit your content here or email your articles, fact sheets and other resources to the URMIA National Office at urmia@urmia.org.

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URMIA 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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Insights is the monthly online newsletter for the University Risk Management and Insurance Association. Published by URMIA’s Communications Committee, this newsletter contains more than the latest information about URMIA. Insights gathers thoughtful commentary on higher education risk management as well as tutorials and detailed explanations of risk management practices and tools.

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Forming a college captive: Syracuse University talks to Captive Review about the formation of its first captive and the lessons it has learned from the process

By Richard Cutcher, reprinted with permission from Captive Review, February 2016.

Higher education institutions in the United States are no strangers to alternative risk solutions, and with relatively unique and diverse exposures, it is no surprise a significant proportion turn to captives. In the case of Syracuse University, located in central New York, the support of leadership and a number of insurance carrier policy concerns were the final factors to prompt staff to explore the risk transfer options available.

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News Briefs

Neo-Nazi hack produces anti-Semitic fliers at campus printers across the country
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Saying "no" to risk: How risk managers can avoid the blame
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Minnesota faculty unions fight back on new rule allowing access to personal cellphones, devices
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How safety apps can keep employees engaged with safety and reduce risks
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New York City college Cooper Union becomes first college to make all restrooms gender-neutral
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Save the dates! URMIA's 2016 Regional Conference series
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Congratulations to our 2016 regional scholarship winners!
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Nominate a retiree for emeritus standing by 4/30/16
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NEW! URMIA now offers a sports camp insurance program
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URMIA Annual Conference registration to open in May
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URMIA retiree and emeritus members connect online
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Did you know URMIA has an event insurance product available to members?
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URMIA and PRIMA offering ISO 31000 workshops in 2016
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