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
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.
Safety and emergency management are important areas for all schools. There are lots of marketing efforts put into selling hardware and other solutions to education leaders. While door locking mechanisms, bullet-resistant windows, lockdown blinds, and related hard-security items can be helpful the financial, labor, organizational, political, administrative, and community cost needed for this type of … Continue reading School Safety: Culture Over Hardware
Do you consider mental health resources a part of your campus safety infrastructure? You should. A lack of mental health supports such as counseling services, psychiatric services, and local hospitals, as well as policies and practices means your institution has inadequate campus safety resources. Campus safety is more than security officers and fire … Continue reading Campus Safety Infrastructure: Local Mental Health Resources
What are the things that you worry about when thinking about safety? What about with your family? With my background and interest areas, stuff that comes to mind for me includes fires, violent people, and medical emergencies. The basics of home and family safety include some things like working smoke detectors (one per floor and … Continue reading Family Safety: Codewords
In many educational settings, there are people who hold the responsibility for student discipline. I have the honor of having worked in a few different settings where I had some of that responsibility. Of course, being a Residence Hall Director at a large public university, a student conduct coordinator at a small college, a director … Continue reading Student Discipline: Exceptions or Policy Changes?
During the past few years while I have been serving as a Dean of Students, and in many of my other positions, I have thought about the impact of international crises on the campus safety of higher educational institutions and boarding schools. Events all over the world always seem to land on campus; There is … Continue reading International Incidents and Campus Safety: Events Around the World Always Land on Campus
A few years ago, I went to a training presented by Franklin Covey on productivity, called The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. It was a good training overall but what I got the most out of it was the “Roles and Goals” part. Basically, the main idea with Roles and Goals is that in order … Continue reading Roles and Goals in Leadership
This article was originally publish on the NASPA Region V Blog. I have reposted it below:_____Original Post:With Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, there have been a lot of things happening in the past few weeks that relate to campus safety issues and I wanted to share one of the great resources that the Campus … Continue reading Campus Safety Resources for Student Affairs
In fall 2012, I attended a series of conferences on various topics (housing, student affairs, and fire). While at these conferences I was part of a group of people who were using twitter. They were following and participating in the conference backchannel. We were live tweeting from sessions, reconnecting with friends and colleagues, meeting new … Continue reading How to Use Twitter (Especially at Conferences)