New Customizable Compliance Matrix Tool Helps You Better Manage Your Institution's Compliance Needs

URMIA is a proud supporter of the National Association of College and University Attorneys' (NACUA) Higher Education Compliance Alliance website. The site will turn two years old in March, and it continues to grow and evolve, thanks to the resources supplied by over 30 partnering organizations. Now NACUA is proud to release its new Compliance Matrix, an online tool that you can customize to best meet your institution's compliance needs. Read on to learn more about the Compliance Matrix and the many resources available at any time of the day or night.


GRA Blast: Insurance Coverage and the Federal False Claims Act

URMIA's second Government and Regulatory Affairs (GRA) Blast focuses on the federal False Claims Act and how it might impact your institution. For a downloadable, printable copy of this GRA Blast to share, click here.


Super Bowl Risk Management Is Not Limited to the Field 

By Howard Apsan, Ph.D., University Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM) for the City University of New York

A mega-event like the Super Bowl is filled with enough risk to cause a spike in antacid industry stock prices. Most of the risks, though, focus on the game itself: will the game be exciting and injury free; will the stadium be able to handle the incredible infrastructure demands; will the half-time show be incident free; and, in the case of this year's Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands, will the weather hold? 


Board Corner: Report from URMIA's Finance Committee

By Margaret Tungseth, CPA, MBA, DRM, Vice President for Finance & Administration at Central College and board liaison for the URMIA Finance Committee

This month's Board Corner Report shines a spotlight on URMIA's Finance Committee. As treasurer of URMIA, I have been a member of this committee from its inception. The committee was originally formed to better assist the association in fulfilling its fiduciary obligation in overseeing its resources. Committee members are appointed by the board of directors upon the recommendation of the president and the treasurer. The committee is expected to report annually to the board of directors regarding changes made or anticipated to financial controls or policies and procedures, as well as any ongoing activities that may need financial guidance. It also works in conjunction with all the other committees as a resource to help vet any financial ramifications of committee decisions. I am honored to serve as the board liaison for URMIA's Finance Committee this year and for the past four years! What a great group of volunteers!

All About URMIA: The Latest Updates About Your Association

Each spring, URMIA hosts in-person regional conferences around the country, designed to minimize your cost and time away from the office while maximizing your educational and networking opportunities. Complete conference schedules for each of the regionals are now available, bringing you the latest in higher education risk management expertise. In addition to our regional conferences, we also recently released an update to our most popular white paper, Third-Party Contract Insurance Guidelines. Read on to learn more about our regional conference schedule, access the white paper, congratulate our regional conference scholarship recipients, attend the encore presentation of our URMIA/NAFSA international risk workshop, submit an article for the 2014 URMIA Journal, or become an URMIA sponsor!

The Latest Risk Management Events, Opportunities, and Resources

Each month, this article provides some of the latest risk management resources, as well as a calendar of upcoming events, webinars, conferences, and other learning opportunities in which you or your campus colleagues may be interested.

URMIA Members in the News

Help us welcome our newest members, and see what professional updates your colleagues have to share from the last month.


Five Ways to Engage Your Faculty in Risk Management

By Paula Vene Smith, Director of the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project, Professor of English and former Dean of Grinnell College, and URMIA Member

Two important new reports suggest collaboration is the key to building a resilient institution that can withstand and cope with risks. At a university or college, is this collaboration restricted to the administrative employees? Or can we involve the faculty, too?


News Briefs

State Supreme Court Ruling Supports University Employer in Holding Employees Accountable for Following Policies

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The Rise of Ride Sharing and Risk

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