Peer Review Service

Put URMIA to Work for You

As you seek to validate or improve your institution’s risk management practices, it helps to have an independent, constructive perspective from a trusted source. URMIA’s Peer Review Service is designed to be a customized resource specifically for higher education institutions, whatever their type, size, or location.

The URMIA Difference

URMIA offers the only peer review service exclusively dedicated to the risk management needs of higher education. Our team will collaborate with you and other appropriate individuals on your campus in an interactive process to benchmark against similar institutions and recommend best practices.

URMIA’s peer review service was very valuable in ensuring strategic alignment of our office with the university’s needs.
Robin Oldfield, Associate Vice President Audit, Risk & Compliance/Chief Risk Officer, University of Dayton

Robin Oldfield
University of Dayton

Associate Vice President
Audit, Risk & Compliance
Chief Risk Officer

The interactions of URMIA’s peer review team with our campus partners were very beneficial, and we valued the team's candid feedback on our program.

Your Team of Peers

Teams consist of highly experienced URMIA members who are, or have served as, higher education risk managers or in related disciplines as appropriate. These peers are deeply knowledgeable about the specific challenges facing colleges and universities – and how to meet them.

You Define the Scope

We will work with you to identify needs and outline the scope and focus of the assessment. Options include the following broad categories:

  • Risk Management Oversight and Reporting

  • Risk Identification and Assessment Practices

  • Structure of Risk Management Programs (e.g., Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, & International Operations)

  • Financing Risk and Insurance

  • Risk Mitigation Practices and Coordination


How It Works

Let URMIA be your guide. Our step-by-step process includes:

  • Jointly establishing the project’s scope, timing, and expectations

  • Requests for, and review of, a wide variety of documents

  • On-site visit and/or virtual meetings with individuals on campus

  • Discussion of preliminary findings with campus leadership designees

  • Written full or summary report (as requested)

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We are pleased to offer this service to all institutions of higher education. URMIA members enjoy preferential pricing.

Contact Us

Contact the National Office to learn more about this comprehensive service.

Join the Review Team

Interested in being considered as an URMIA Peer Review Service team member? URMIA institutional and retiree members are eligible to help us provide this valuable service. Find out more on the Team Member Application.