Never Forget? We always do – Book Review for “I Can’t Save You But I’ll Die Trying”: The American Fire Culture by Burton Clark

Never Forget? We always do - Book Review for  I Can't Save You But I'll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture by Burton Clark ______________________________________ Firefighters have to die, right? Isn’t it part of the job? Dr. Burton Clark, EdD, EFO has been arguing in his new book (and for decades) that this is not … Continue reading Never Forget? We always do – Book Review for “I Can’t Save You But I’ll Die Trying”: The American Fire Culture by Burton Clark

Using an Admin or Executive Assistant

Executive/Personal Assistants (EAs) save their bosses time, and as we have all heard before, time is money. EAs can make enormous contributions to productivity at all levels of an organization by: Ensuring that meetings begin on time with prep material delivered in advance Optimizing travel schedules and enable remote decision making, keeping projects on track … Continue reading Using an Admin or Executive Assistant

Emergency Notifications, Texting, and the FCC

Special thanks to involvio.com for publishing this on their site as well - http://blog.involvio.com/2018/01/28/untitled/.   Since 1990, federal law has required colleges and universities to have a notification system for emergencies such as natural disasters, active shooters, bomb threats and more.  K-12 schools are also required to develop emergency alerting protocols.  Campuses send out critical information through … Continue reading Emergency Notifications, Texting, and the FCC

In Defense of Multitasking…But Not That Kind.

Multitasking is fine.  Really, it is.  But not in the way you are probably thinking.  Of course, humans cannot really do two things at the same time with full attention and efficiency. What we can do is using down beats and slow times effectively: Waiting in line? Good! Time to catch up on some personal development … Continue reading In Defense of Multitasking…But Not That Kind.

Title IX and Trump/DeVos – What will happen under the new President and Secretary of Education?

By Matthew Colpitts In the wake of the Dear Colleague Letter issued by the Department of Justice and Department of Education on February 22, the future of Title IX and how it will be implemented has come into question, with many critics of the new President and Secretary of Education concerned that recent changes will … Continue reading Title IX and Trump/DeVos – What will happen under the new President and Secretary of Education?

New Safety and Risk Resource for Student Affairs Leaders in Higher Ed and Independent Schools

Over the past several months, I have been working with some colleagues in higher education and K12 independent schools on the development of a new resource for safety and risk in education.  Together, we have created the Center for Student Affairs Policy and Law (CSAPAL). A high-level overview of what CSAPAL does is: The Center … Continue reading New Safety and Risk Resource for Student Affairs Leaders in Higher Ed and Independent Schools

Incident Command System Training for Higher Education and Schools: Where to Start

Emergency management work in higher education and schools has a lot of parts.  One of the areas that many people get lost in is the formal training and certification for the Incident Command System (ICS).  ICS is a component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). These two systems are distinct, but are often referred … Continue reading Incident Command System Training for Higher Education and Schools: Where to Start