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    April 2013

    Student Bullying in Higher Education

    Media reports and research studies are calling for increased attention to the problem of bullying at the collegiate level. In a recent study by Indiana State University, 22 percent of college students said they had been cyberbullied, and 15 percent had been victims of traditional bullying. These numbers indicate that the incidence of bullying in higher education is almost as high as in K-12 schools.
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    April 2013

    10 Takeaways From the ERM Session at AGB

    I just returned from the AGB national conference where my book was formally introduced. A few takeaways from the roundtable session on ERM attended by trustees, college presidents, and general counsels and moderated by Michael Somich, Duke University and Raina Rose Tagle, Baker Tilly (both were great moderators):

    • The Board's most important role in risk management? Changing the culture so everyone cares about management of risk. 

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    April 2013

    Risk Management and Governing Boards

    AGB just published a book I wrote, Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards.

    An interesting story of how it came to be. Back in the 1990s when risk management focused on buying insurance and safety concerns, AGB approached UE to help trustees understand their role in the risk management process. A 16-page pamphlet was produced. Ten years later, in 2008, AGB asked UE to respond to consistent and persistent requests from governing boards on what they should be doing about risk management. The result was a national survey on the state of risk management and a 28-page pamphlet, which is one of the most downloaded documents on the AGB website.


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