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Post COVID Lockdown: Active Shooters and Threat Assessment

It's been a while since we heard about #activeshooters in #schools. Unfortunately, as we reopen (which is good overall) there will be increases in school-based incidents. In fact, there have already been smaller-scale ones (https://lnkd.in/eucyYSe) Are schools safe? The answer is yes. If we look at the data, we will see that shootings occur and each of these … Continue reading Post COVID Lockdown: Active Shooters and Threat Assessment

Educators & Pandemics: Mental Health and Fatigue

Teachers, administrators, student affairs people, and others in education have experienced new types of stress during this pandemic. One form of stress that is new to educators of all types is “Zoom fatigue” and “COVID fog.” I know I have experienced both of these a few times!  Some other stressors that may be going unrecognized … Continue reading Educators & Pandemics: Mental Health and Fatigue

FEMA and President Biden

What is the future of FEMA - and emergency management overall - under the Biden administration?  There are several experts and associations making suggestions for what President Biden should do. IAEM and Disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano have some good ones on their websites.   My list includes most of what they have, except I am not … Continue reading FEMA and President Biden

Use of Likeness Clause Template

During a few consulting and advising sessions, we have been recommended that clients include a “Use of Likeness” clause in their contracts, handbooks, enrollment agreements, etc.  We crafted the one below and had it approved by legal counsel.  This kind of waiver can save you a lot of headaches later on.  Please note that depending … Continue reading Use of Likeness Clause Template

Bomb Threat Checklist and Suspicious Package Guidance – NYPD

Below you will find copy and pasted images as well as a PDF version for a Bomb Threat Checklist and Suspicious Package guidance. These are taken from the NYPD's Counter Terrorism Bureau. There are others that you can find but these are simple and easily printable. Every phone in your organization that can take calls … Continue reading Bomb Threat Checklist and Suspicious Package Guidance – NYPD

Residence Halls Are Open! Sort Of… A Tale of a Liberal Arts University in New England

By Eesha Kashif It is clear that for the past few months, schools and universities have been deeply uncertain regarding the course of action they are to take regarding their fall 2020 reopening plans. While some colleges announced that they had no intent to resume in-person classes for fall 2020 and were going to continue … Continue reading Residence Halls Are Open! Sort Of… A Tale of a Liberal Arts University in New England

Title IX: New Rules and Realities

By Eesha Kashif There is a lyric from an old song that goes “Do you know what it’s like to not know a single thing about yourself and it’s all your fault”. Thanks to the unprecedented circumstances in light of the outbreak of COVID 19, I have been reflecting deeply on the ways in which … Continue reading Title IX: New Rules and Realities

School Dining Services During COVID-19

Many aspects of student life will look and feel very different during this academic year.  One very important aspect that campus and system leaders must scrutinize carefully is campus dining.  Before considering the details of how to manage the dining services, campuses need to investigate if their dining operations fall under the education guidance, health … Continue reading School Dining Services During COVID-19

Title IX Technical Assistance Project (T9TAP) – NASPA’s Culture of Respect

Our friends and colleagues at NASPA’s Culture of Respect, the organization’s signature initiative for addressing campus sexual violence, recently introduced the Title IX Technical Assistance Project (T9TAP), a service that provides individualized support and technical assistance in implementing the new Title IX rule. Along with robust technical assistance, T9TAP also helps colleges and universities think beyond simple … Continue reading Title IX Technical Assistance Project (T9TAP) – NASPA’s Culture of Respect

Template – Letter of Designation and Access for Essential Personnel | GoodIvy

Below is a template that we created after researching several different formats of essential personnel letters.  We provided this to several schools and it is free for you to use, just let us know who you are! Email info@goodivy.co if you have any questions or need any assistance.   LOGO/LETTERHEAD # 1 Month DD, YYYY SUBJECT: … Continue reading Template – Letter of Designation and Access for Essential Personnel | GoodIvy