August

Assessing and lawfully managing the risk of adjunct unionization on college campuses: Legal standards for colleges and universities

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By Allison C. Ayer, Esq., Founding Partner of Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, PC.

Part II – Legal standards for colleges and universities facing unionization
Having provided background information about the growing trend for college faculty to unionize in the previously published Part I of this article, the second part of this article analyzes an example of one school’s legal battle to avoid faculty unionization and thereby seeks to demonstrate the challenges colleges and universities face once faculty members begin the process of unionizing. 

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Scholastic sector's duty of care: Managing the pursuit of education while abroad

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By Lisbeth Claus, Professor of Global Human Resources at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management of Willamette University, and Robert L. Quigley, Regional Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region for International SOS.

Introduction
The scholastic sector (international schools, colleges and universities) operates in a global environment, and its students, faculty, administration and staff travel, live, study and work worldwide in the pursuit of educational activities. Additionally, the students and faculty that educational institutions attract are becoming more geographically diverse. This generates a great deal of international travel, which increases the amount of health, safety and security risks and challenges that universities face in order to protect their constituency.

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By Tony Franklin, PhD, Visiting Sports Management Professor at North Carolina State University.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

Introduction
Each year as higher education officials and athletic administrators embark upon another season of intercollegiate football, safety is one of the top priorities on the responsibility list. Whether you are a major Division I institution accommodating over 200,000 fans/tailgaters or a junior college serving 1,000, deploying well-orchestrated emergency operations is a vital necessity.

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Board corner: Report from URMIA's Leadership Development Committee

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By Anita C. Ingram, Assistant Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, University of Cincinnati.

URMIA’s Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce that the 2015 URMIA elections are now successfully closed and we had a great voter turnout. At URMIA's Annual Conference in Minneapolis in October, we will induct our new officers.

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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 URMIA's 4th annual Risk Management Week, URMIA's new Affiliate Innovative Resources library, registering for URMIA's 46th Annual Conference in Minneapolis, ISO 31000 training from URMIA and PRIMA, and sponsoring URMIA's annual conference!

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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.

Risk Management Resources

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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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FEATURED ARTICLE

URMIA survey shows satisfaction among universities with controlled insurance programs

By Glenn Klinksiek, Knowledge Center Content Manager, URMIA.

URMIA surveyed its members in May 2015 to find out whether URMIA member institutions are using controlled insurance programs successfully to manage risks and cost of construction projects. Construction is risky for many reasons--everything from construction worker accidents or I-beams falling on passersby to a catastrophic failure of a building system after construction is complete. The insurance costs embedded in project costs are significant. 

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News Briefs

Report highlights dangers to academic freedom around the world
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The campus of the future? Campus sensors indicate everything from available parking to whether a professor is in her office
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New York law "flags" student transcripts for sexual assault-related suspensions or dismissals
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US Department of Education's crime and safety report released in July
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Marsh report outlines unique risks of drone use
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URMIA and PRIMA offering ISO 31000 workshops in 2015
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Sponsor URMIA's 46th Annual Conference
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