By CSHEMA's Government Relations Community of Practice.
URMIA's Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee (GRAC) is proud to release the second 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 in regard to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) and Universities. Members of URMIA's GRAC are also members of CSHEMA's Government Relations Community of Practice and have shared this information. Thanks very much to CSHEMA.
By Brian Whalen, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum on Education Abroad.
The Forum on Education Abroad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, higher education membership association recognized by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad. The Forum provides training and resources to its nearly 800 member institutions, and its Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged. The Quality Improvement Program for Education Abroad (QUIP) and The Professional Certification for Education Abroad Program provide quality assurance for the field through use of the Standards in rigorous self-study and peer reviews for institutions and professional certification for individuals.
The Forum has just released two new resources that will be helpful to URMIA members. One is a groundbreaking report, Insurance Claims Data and Mortality Rate for College Students Studying Abroad. The other is a document designed to educate others about how institutions and organizations seek to ensure student health and safety, Advocating for Student Safety Abroad: Working Together at Home and Abroad.
By Marjorie F.B. Lemmon, ARM, CPCU, Risk Manager for Yale University and Chair of the URMIA Leadership Development Committee and URMIA's Immediate Past President.
Has anyone noticed that 2016 is a presidential election year in the United States? I suppose you can’t miss it. But did you know that every year is a presidential election year for URMIA?
One of the most important responsibilities of the Immediate Past President, the position I currently hold, is serving as Chair of the Leadership Development Committee. The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) is charged with soliciting nominations for the future leaders of URMIA, specifically the President-Elect and the Board of Directors. Although the LDC may not be as busy throughout the year as some of URMIA’s other committees, the responsibilities of the LDC are vital to the continued success of the organization.
We have much to share this month! Read on to learn about the last two URMIA Regional Conferences this spring, how to nominate a recently retired member for emeritus recognition, URMIA's new sports camp insurance program, our special events insurance program, the latest on URMIA Annual Conference registration, and much more.
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 Survey Shows Most Require Sensitivity Training. The aim of this survey was to find out how extensive anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and sensitivity training for employees of higher education institutions. Also of interest was training delivery and whether it is mandatory. The survey found that about 80 percent of the respondents said their institution requires some form of sensitivity or harassment training, primarily for regulatory compliance and liability reduction purposes. Training tends to be mandated for staff, somewhat less frequently for faculty and optional for students. Most respondents use some form of online training, either by itself or in combination with in person training, which is delivered initially when employment or enrollment begins and then is repeated.
- URMIA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Our GRAC committee has been busy in 2016. The January GRAC blast, featured in previous Insights, "Risk Management Considerations Regarding the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Title IX When Students Study Abroad," continues to be our most popular resource of 2016. The committee also added another blast this month, "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) and Universities." Thanks to GRAC and CSHEMA for sharing this important information.
- The Affiliate Innovative Resources (AIR) library gives affiliate members a forum to share information about their innovative products, services and ideas on the Affiliate Member Community. Please read the e-group rules for specifics on how you can market your products and services. Submit your content here or email your articles, fact sheets and other resources to the URMIA National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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