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
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?
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
While the ubiquity of cell phones has sparked a debate about the necessity of blue light phones, campus officials might consider the benefits of keeping highly visible phones in service for the purpose of marketing safety.
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
I am excited as I am currently at "The Hive" Restaurant at the Salt Lake City International Airport waiting for my flight to Albuquerque. I will be attending the annual conference for the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers. On Monday, I will be presenting a session, "Emergency Planning for Housing and Residence Life." I am … Continue reading Heading to the annual conference for the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers