AdvanceWork: Spotlight on... CURRENTS ArticleThe general counsel of Catholic University of America maintains a Web site with information on the myriad federal laws that affect higher education.
AdvanceWork: Culture Shock CURRENTS ArticleAlumni travel program managers can lessen the risk of fatal cardiac arrest cases by ensuring that tour operators provide automatic external defibrillators. These machines have become common on airplanes and ships in the United States but are not as widely available in Europe. This AdvanceWork item is of interest to alumni tour planners and alumni managers interested in risk management.
Risky Business CURRENTS ArticleAlumni event planners face three major liability risks: money, travel, and alcohol. Managers need to explore how to limit these risks, regardless of whether the events are sponsored by the staff at the main alumni association or by volunteers of remote clubs and chapters.
Keeping off Thin Ice CURRENTS ArticleBecause public relations officers are adept at issues management and crisis communications, more campuses are including communicators in the assessment and prevention aspects of the risk-management process. Their most significant contributions include raising hard questions; forging good relations between the campus and the media and community; and tracking litigation patterns. This article, which also discusses potential future issues that will challenge campuses, is of interest to media and community relations officers, PR managers, and chief advancement officers.