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Too Many "Heroes" and Not Enough Planning

By Joe DesPlaines, Business Continuity and Crisis Response Consultant for Districts Mutual Insurance and URMIA member. Districts Mutual Insurance is comprised of the 16 Technical College Districts of Wisconsin and provides a range of commercial insurance coverages to meet the needs of these institutions.

What is the problem with heroes? In most situations, absolutely nothing. We often see cases of heroism in the media – people who step up in a life-threatening situation and do what it takes to assist. But this kind of heroism is not self-aggrandizing and tends to take place once in a lifetime.


GRA Blast: Export Controls and the "Deemed Export Rule"

URMIA's March Government and Regulatory Affairs (GRA) Blast focuses on export controls and how it might impact your institution. For a downloadable, printable copy of this GRA Blast to share, click here.


URMIAnetwork Goes Mobile!

In an effort to keep up with increased mobile traffic, URMIA presents the new URMIAnetwork mobile platform. Now you can access the URMIAnetwork from anywhere at any time! There is nothing to download, just log in to from your mobile device, and save the site to your bookmarks.


Board Corner: Report from URMIA's Professional Development Committee

By Kimberly Miller, Director, Risk Management, Bowling Green State University and board liaison for the Professional Development Committee

Greetings fellow URMIAN’s, as I write this Board Corner, I am making plans to travel to Chicago where I will have the pleasure of catching up with many of my dear friends and colleagues at the Midwest Regional Conference. (March 27 to 28). This is my second time chairing this conference and as most of you know who have ever agreed to take on such a role, behind every successful endeavor is a team of dedicated people driving it forward.

All About URMIA: The Latest Updates About Your Association

Each spring, URMIA hosts in-person regional conferences around the country, designed to minimize your cost and time away from the office while maximizing your educational and networking opportunities. Complete conference schedules for each of the regionals are now available, bringing you the latest in higher education risk management expertise. In addition to our regional conferences, URMIA is excited to announce new support resources on the URMIAnetwork. Read on to sign up for URMIAnetwork instructional webinars, learn more about our regional conferences, access URMIA's updated Third-Party Contract Insurance Guidelines white paper, attend the encore presentation of our URMIA/NAFSA international risk workshop, or become an URMIA sponsor!

The Latest Risk Management Events, Opportunities, and Resources

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 Members in the News

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


URMIA and NAFSA to Present “Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan” in 2014

URMIA and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are proud to again present Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan: Proven Techniques to Integrate Study Abroad and Risk Management to Optimize Outcomes taking place September 20-21, 2014, at URMIA's 45th Annual Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Developing Your International Risk Management Action Plan is a day-and-a-half-long seminar for both risk management and education abroad professionals, and is designed to accommodate risk management and education abroad teams from colleges and universities.


News Briefs

Faculty Overseas Travel Registration Allows Quicker Emergency Response

Data Breaches Could Cost Schools More Than Money

Prepare for the Implementation of the Campus SaVE Act at Your Institution

Saint Michael's College Reduces Alcohol Incidents with Weekly Cookouts

Increase in Number of Dedicated International Risk Managers