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
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
Understanding the basics of risk management can help you both avoid as well as prepare for risks your business or campus may encounter, potentially saving you time and money. However, risk management can also have other important benefits such as enabling project success, improving communication, and benefiting the organizational culture. Below you will find some … Continue reading Risk Management 101: How to Get Started
The new Title IX guidance from the Department of Education is out. The document is over 2,000 pages long! We are taking a read and will send observations and thoughts as we get through it this week. Guidance PDF linked here - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/titleix-regs-unofficial.pdf Summary PDF linked here - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/titleix-summary.pdf
As you are considering accessing federal financial assistance for your school, it is important to understand that accepting government money comes with several significant compliance issues including Title IX, Title VI, Section 504, and other laws. Many schools are not ready for this change in compliance requirements.
There are lots of places to go for guidance and information for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Here is a great video of an expert panel at NAIS discussing legal and risk management aspects. NAIS Panel on COVID-19NAIS Website with Resources and Guidance Reach out to us if you need any help planning or organizing a response.
Say what you do; Do what you say. That's it, that's the hack for effective risk management. Get good counsel and write/follow your policies, protocols, and handbooks. Without this, you are driving blind and that doesn't end well.