Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee Blast: Preparing for GDPR - There's still time!

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By Cathie T. Chancellor, JD, MS, CRM, Risk Management Consultant, Cleveland State University (Inter-University Council Insurance Consortium).

URMIA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee Blasts are briefings 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 Blast focuses on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect May 25, 2018.


Situational awareness: Transitioning from art to science

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Copyright John Jones

By Joe DesPlaines, Business Continuity and Crisis Response Consultant, Districts Mutual Insurance/Wisconsin Technical Colleges.

Given recent crisis events, especially those involving active threat situations, we all seem to be much more sensitive to the possibility of a malicious act. We spend a great deal of time and resources creating proactive risk mitigation strategies and reactive crisis response procedures. We do all we can to build "harder targets," but to a great extent we have not encouraged our staff, faculty and students to practice a very effective method for risk reduction: situational awareness.



Cost-effective RMIS options

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By David A. Tweedy, CMC, Director of RMIS Consulting, Bickmore Risk Services.

One of the biggest challenges facing risk managers with limited budgets is how to get the best out of their risk management information system (RMIS). Many times, that means using the RMIS provided at little charge by your insurer or third-party administrator (TPA), the so-called bundled system. Roughly two-thirds of the respondents in the recently released 2018 RMIS Report (the latest comprehensive review and comparison of over 20 RMIS systems and providers) utilize a bundled system.


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URMIA's Communications Committee invites you to meet Matt Tuttle, MBA, ARM, university risk specialist at the University of Utah and co-chair of the 2018 Annual Conference Committee.


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By Lou Drapeau, ARM, Resource Manager, URMIA.

Each month, we highlight some of the latest risk management resources, upcoming events, webinars, conferences and other learning opportunities for you or your campus colleagues. This month, resources include helpful information on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), campus safety, free speech and the campus workplace.

European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) resources



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Top three reasons to attend URMIA's 2018 Annual Conference

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By Keely Sims, CMP, Director of Membership and Events, URMIA.

Early bird registration is now open for URMIA's 49th Annual Conference, Exploring Landscapes of Risk, which will take place in Salt Lake City from September 29-October 3. The Annual Conference Committee, led by chairs Matt Tuttle, University of Utah, and Cheryl Lloyd, University of California, has been busy putting together a not-to-be-missed program, with something for everyone!



FREE Webinar - Blockchain: New Risk to Higher Education?
May 31, 1-2pm ET

URMIA Board Nominations
Apply or nominate someone by 6/11/18!

FREE Webinar - Understanding Cyber Insurance
June 14, 1-2pm ET

URMIA Annual Conference Scholarships
Apply by 7/6/18!

Distinguished Risk Manager Award
Nominate by 8/1/18!

URMIA Annual Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah | September 29-October 3
Early bird registration now until 8/31/18!

Event Safety & Responsibility Policy
New rules for all URMIA event participants to review

Members in the news

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Learn about the latest professional updates from your colleagues, including recently retired members, award recipients and members featured in recent news articles.


Ronna's tech tip: Setting community notification preferences

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By Ronna Papesh, Database & Website Administrator, URMIA.

When you join an URMIA community, your e-mail notifications are set based on that community's type. The default settings listed in the table below seem to work for most members, but we encourage you to review and tailor notifications to meet your needs. Consider the following new options.


News briefs

University of Wisconsin-Madison students come out on top in college risk management challenge

Universities grapple with campus relics of racial injustice and hate

Even mild concussions can lead to major issues for student athletes

Risk managers can shine when addressing reputational risk in the age of social media

NCAA violations found at three institutions

URMIA Insights
is the bi-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.