Enhancing Higher Education Risk Management
Risk managers generally and URMIA members specifically are a very engaged and thoughtful group. As such we are charged to develop, implement, and enhance processes and strategies that address the vast array of exposures that could be a threat to our institution’s missions. The diversity of URMIA member institutions, large and small, public and private, create an expansive laboratory for the development of effective and efficient programs. As in any collaborative environment, the results of those experiments should be shared and recognized.
URMIA is pleased to re-launch a program to recognize truly innovative solutions developed and implemented by our members.
For the purpose of the URMIA Innovative Solutions Award (UISA), an “innovative solution” is defined as an original or creative approach to address a specific risk management issue or challenge facing an institution of higher education. It can be a new process, revamping of an existing process or an “unconventional” technique to deal with a “conventional” issue. The bottom line; it is new and different and makes a positive impact in support of the mission of the institution.
The Honors Committee will seek nominations annually, but awards will only be presented in years when, in the sole judgement of the Honors Committee, a truly innovative solution is nominated.