February

Government and Regulatory Affairs Blast: Risk management considerations Regarding the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX when students study abroad

Copyright Kate Ter Haar
Copyright Kate Ter Haar

By Joseph Storch, Associate Counsel at the State University of New York Office of General Counsel and Chair of the SUNY Student Affairs Practice Group.

URMIA's Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (GRAC) is proud to release the first "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 regarding Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX and study abroad.

Read more...


URMIA survey indicates the relationship with procurement is important but could be improved

Copyright Chris Potter
Copyright Chris Potter

By Ruth Sutter Rauluk, MBA, ARM, C.P.M., Assistant Vice President, Business Contracts and Insurance, Point Park University, and Glenn Klinksiek, Knowledge Center Content Manager, URMIA.

URMIA surveyed its members in November and December 2015 to find out how well procurement and risk management are working together. The survey also sought to identify areas that can be improved.

Read more...

 

 

Art collections and archives: Causation and prevention 101

Copyright Pedro Ribeiro Simões
Copyright Pedro Ribeiro Simões

By Heather Becker, CEO, The Conservation Center.

Many risk managers from universities throughout the country have art collections and archives for which they are responsible. Protecting such diverse collections can be a daunting, long-term management task. This article details some of the most common examples of risk and damage that The Conservation Center sees in relationship to collections of this type. By pointing out these "red flags," we hope that those tasked with the preservation of historical collections will be able to more readily spot potential problems and proceed with remediation measures to protect and preserve collections.

Read more...

 

 Copyright Tax Credits
Copyright Tax Credits

By Tish Gade-Jones, CPA, Vice President for Finance and Administration at the Nebraska Wesleyan University, URMIA Treasurer and board liaison for the URMIA Finance Committee.

This month’s Board Corner Report highlights URMIA’s Finance Committee. As my second year on the committee and URMIA’s current treasurer, I have found being a part of this committee has given me a greater understanding of the overall operations and financial history of the organization. I have been in higher education for seven years with part of that time in internal audit. The depth of knowledge and expertise of the members on the Finance Committee is a huge asset to someone who is just getting their feet wet in risk management.

Read more...

 

Copyright osseous
Copyright osseous

URMIA's regional conferences are now in full swing with the Western Regional Conference kicking off the spring schedule this month. Check out this article to learn who received regional conference scholarships and how to register for all of our regional conferences. You can also learn more about our TULIP program, how to submit an article or sponsor the URMIA Journal, and our latest video to help you navigate our website!

Read more...


 Copyright Stewart Butterfield
Copyright Stewart Butterfield

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

  • URMIA YouTube Channel. In addition to the many videos we have posted here, URMIA's Affiliates Committee is planning a February 10, 2016, webinar to help you prepare from your summer camps, which will be here before you know it. If you did not catch it live, you can watch a recording of it here when convenient for you.
  • URMIA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (GRAC) resources. The GRAC has been busy. In addition to this month's Government and Regulatory Affairs Blast, featured earlier in Insights, the committee has also been researching risk management and regulations as they relate to service and emotional support animals on campus. How should colleges and universities address the issue of service animals, emotional support animals and pets on campus and in dorms? What are the current practices in higher education? The results of this survey will be presented and related compliance issues discussed in a webinar tentatively scheduled for March 30, 2016.
  • Help us continue sharing the latest in risk management solutions from URMIA's affiliate members by contributing to the Affiliate Innovative Resources library. URMIA's affiliate members can now submit service information to this library to share with institutional members. Some restrictions apply. Submit your content here or email your articles, fact sheets and other resources to the URMIA National Office at urmia@urmia.org.

Read more...

 

URMIA members in the news

 Copyright Christian Schnettelker
Copyright Christian Schnettelker

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

Read more...



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.

Have an article or news to share? Send it to the editor!

FEATURED ARTICLE

Personal protective measures for today's global citizens

By Edward D. Clark, Senior Security Consultant, iJET International.

Today's student travelers need to know much more than just what to do to mitigate risk. They must also be trained on how to do it. Over the last 50 years, we have seen significant changes in the travel security industry. From the post-Vietnam War era of kidnapping and ransom scenarios throughout South America to terror attacks against western cultures in Europe and the United States, the number and types of threats faced by travelers continues to increase. Unfortunately, what we have yet to see is same level of advancement in mitigation strategies and personal protective measures.

Read more...

News Briefs

East Coast colleges and universities play it safe during Winter Storm Jonas with widespread campus closures
Read more...

University of Virginia student detained in North Korea
Read more...

State of Virginia to consider addressing campus sexual assault cases regionally
Read more...

Florida State University pays $950,000 settlement to former student who accused quarterback of rape
Read more...

Court dismisses some charges against former Penn State administrators
Read more...

Affiliate Innovative Resources

Most Popular

Log in to see this information

Either the content you're seeking doesn't exist or it requires proper authentication before viewing.

Announcements

Save the dates! URMIA's 2016 Regional Conference series
Read More...

Congratulations to our 2016 Regional Conference scholarship winners!
Read More...

Did you know URMIA has an event insurance product available to members?
Read More...

Submit your URMIA Journal articles and Annual Conference presentation ideas
Read More...

URMIA and PRIMA offering ISO 31000 workshops in 2016
Read More...

New look on www.urmia.org
Read More...

Send us your innovative solutions and services for the Affiliate Innovative Resources library
Read More...

Upcoming Events