March

A review of continuing education options for higher education risk managers and affiliates

Copyright John
Copyright John

At the 2016 URMIA Annual Conference in San Diego, President Kathy Hargis asked the affiliate members in attendance at the All Affiliates meeting to consider other benefits URMIA could offer to add value to our affiliate membership category. One suggestion included offering continuing education credits at our conferences. URMIA's Affiliates Committee has developed a summary of some of the continuing education options for higher education risk management and insurance professionals that we would like to share in this month's Insights for all members.

Read more...


NACUA's Higher Education Compliance Alliance turns five

Copyright IA Walsh
Copyright IA Walsh

Five years ago, the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) launched its Higher Education Compliance Alliance (HECA). Its goal: to provide a centralized repository of resources to assist institutions of higher education in their compliance efforts. Thanks to URMIA's Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee and our commitment to providing the best resources available to our members, URMIA served as a founding partner association. Having reached the five-year anniversary of the Alliance and its website, NACUA now has 30 partner associations. Learn more about the value of this resource; thanks to NACUA for sharing the following data and updates about the Alliance.

Read more...

 

Got sports camps? Our Sports Camp Insurance Program (SCIP) joins TULIP as a new URMIA insurance solution

Copyright Flavio
Copyright Flavio

The URMIA Sports Camp Insurance Program (SCIP) was soft launched in 2016 and is now in full swing! SCIP provides low-cost, best-in-class, sports-specific insurance to sports camp programs for minors that are conducted in college or university facilities. This insurance program protects the sports camp, its coaches and counselors, and the college or university venue where the camp is held against claims by individuals who could be injured as a result of participating in the camp. In addition, campers are covered with an Excess Accident Medical Policy for medical bills related to accidents that occur at the camp. Read on to learn more, watch an informational video, access sport-specific risk management resource guides, and get a refresher on URMIA's other members-only insurance program, the TULIP program, offering third-party special event insurance.

Read more...


04.jpg

The URMIA Communications Committee is launching this new recurring column for Insights to introduce you to the full diversity of URMIA members, their institutions and organizations. We hope it helps members get to know one another. This month's featured member is Kim Miller, director of risk management, insurance and safety at Ball State University. Enjoy!

Read more...


Copyright Kurtis Garbutt
Copyright Kurtis Garbutt

URMIA is proud to share three new webinars through our YouTube channel covering timely, important topics in higher education risk management. Share them with your colleagues! We also have some exciting updates and announcements about our in-person regional and annual (national) conferences around the country, including programming updates for our 48th Annual Conference this September in Orlando, FL. Read on to get all the details on how you can build your career by taking advantage of these and many other professional development opportunities this year.

Read more...


 Copyright TopRank Marketing
Copyright TopRank Marketing

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's Suggested Reading List, URMIA. Shared in February 2017, our suggested reading list is intended to provide guidance for higher education risk managers. The current version can be downloaded here. It can also be accessed on the URMIAnetwork's URMIA Resource Guide under Table of Contents. URMIA appreciates the suggestions received for this list. It will be updated biannually, based in part on feedback from our members. Meanwhile, if you have comments or suggestions, please email them to resources@urmia.org.
  • "The Changing Culture of Marijuana," URMIA 2016 Annual Conference, Jane Rosenthal and Thomas Lyons, Colorado School of Mines, and Richard Spiers, Genesis Risk Management and Insurance Services. Last November, several states legalized recreational use of marijuana. This presentation walks risk managers through some of the implications of marijuana legalization. Additionally, Occupational Health and Safety hosted a free webinar, "The ‘High’ Risk of Marijuana," on March 8, 2017.
  • "Managing Volunteers on Campus," URMIA Risk Management Week presentation and supporting documentation. As a follow-up to East Carolina's presentation on managing volunteers on campus for URMIA's 2016 Risk Management Week, East Carolina's Volunteer Regulation and Volunteer Agreement have been posted to the URMIA Library.
  • EduRisk podcasts, United Educators (UE). EduRisk from UE provides resources to help prevent incidents that put people and institutions at risk. Listen to advice from UE and other experts on how to protect students, staff and faculty at your school, college or university. From trends in accident investigation to handling sexual misconduct in independent schools, United Educators' (UE) podcasts, available in iTunes, cover a wide variety of risks facing institutions of higher education.

Read more...

 

URMIA members in the news

 Copyright Robert Couse-Baker
Copyright Robert Couse-Baker

URMIA welcomes a large number of new members this month! Also, see what professional updates your colleagues have to share so far in 2017.

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

Customizable compliance matrix tool helps you better manage your institution's compliance needs

URMIA continues to be a proud supporter of the National Association of College and University Attorneys' (NACUA) Higher Education Compliance Alliance website. The site turned five years old this month, and it continues to grow and evolve, thanks in part to the resources supplied by over 30 partnering organizations. Now NACUA is proud to release its new compliance matrix, an online tool that you can customize to best meet your institution's compliance needs. Read on to learn more about the compliance matrix and the many resources available through the Higher Education Compliance Alliance.

Read more...

News Briefs

Federal appeals court rules marijuana legalization group can use Iowa State logo, citing First Amendment
Read more...

Russian cyber attacker offers for sale access to private data systems from 60 universities and government agencies
Read more...

Cyber threat: Personalized email scams on the rise at smaller higher ed institutions
Read more...

Employees make institutions vulnerable to cyber attacks: What can organizations do?
Read more...

Student orientation: Improving your freshman retention rate, especially for minority students
Read more...

Affiliate Innovative Resources

Log in to see this information

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

Announcements

Visit URMIA's YouTube channel for some great new content
Read More...

Registration is open for URMIA's last three regional conferences of 2017
Read More...

URMIA's Annual Conference programming team develops stellar conference line-up for 2017; registration opens May 1
Read More...

ACUA Midyear Conference: Understanding the risk management function in higher education
Read More...

Join URMIA's RM events community for the latest in risk management
Read More...

URMIA retiree and emeritus members connect online
Read More...

URMIA and PRIMA partner to offer two ERM trainings in 2017
Read More...