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Sep 30, 2021

In this episode, Justin Kollinger, UE Risk Management Consultant, is joined by Dr. Pietro Sasso, faculty member at Stephen F. Austin State University and faculty research fellow at the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform at Penn State University. They discuss alcohol misuse and abuse patterns among students, how those patterns may change for at-risk students as we emerge from the pandemic, and how risk managers can support their colleagues in student affairs. This podcast will be of interest to administrators, risk management professionals, student affairs professionals, and faculty and staff working to manage student alcohol misuse.

Aug 20, 2021

In this episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Amy Piccola, a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Philadelphia, Andrea Brockway, counsel at Saul Ewing in Philadelphia, and Melanie Bennett, senior risk management counsel at United Educators, discuss recent changes to higher education athletics benefits.

Jul 28, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Nance Roy, Chief Clinical Officer of the JED Foundation, discusses the impact of the pandemic on college student mental health. Listen to this podcast to learn how your institution can prepare for and support students as they return to in-person learning during the Fall 2021 semester and beyond.

Jun 29, 2021

This episode discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on study abroad programs and the future of study abroad programs.

Apr 21, 2021

This discussion with Joe Storch and Gemma Rinefierd of SUNY's Student Conduct Institute (SCI) focuses on the impact the implementation of the 2020 Title IX regulations have had on higher education campuses. Joe and Gemma discuss SCI's work in this area as well as the pros and cons of the regulations as they relate to the response, investigation, and discipline of sexual harassment and sexual violence incidents on campus.

Listen to this podcast to learn how your institution can use these thoughts to evaluate your practices.

Apr 21, 2021

This discussion with Megan Farrell of Title IX Consult LLC focuses on the impact the implementation of the 2020 Title IX regulations have had on schools around the country. Megan discusses her work in this area as well as the lessons she learned in implementing the regulations at a school district and in her work with schools. These regulations relate to the response, investigation, and discipline of sexual harassment and sexual violence incidents at schools receiving federal funds.

Listen to this podcast to learn how your school can use these insights and lessons to evaluate your practices. 

Apr 6, 2021

In this episode, Lindsay Bond, executive director of the Higher Education Protection Network (HEPNet), and Melanie Bennett, senior risk management counsel at United Educators, discuss how colleges and universities can protect minors in remote learning programs.

Mar 2, 2021

In this episode, United Educators risk management consultants Hoda Hussein, Justin Kollinger and Sam Swartout forecast the top risks impacting schools, colleges and universities in 2021. They discuss their insights, relevant risk trends and considerations institutions should keep in mind should these risks surface on campus.

Feb 16, 2021

In this episode, United Educators risk management consultant Liza Kabanova interviews three heads of schools, Penny B. Evins (Collegiate School), Terry Macaluso, Ph.D. (Eastside Preparatory School), and Mike Davis, Ph.D. (Colorado Academy), about the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on K-12 independent schools. They discuss lessons learned, on-campus success stories, and the value of a proactive risk management process throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 10, 2020

United Educators risk management consultants Liza Kabanova and Justin Kollinger discuss lessons learned during research for the 2020 edition of the book "An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards." Topics covered include the value of ERM programs today, new and emerging risks, and practical lessons for senior administrators and boards looking to start or refresh ERM programs.

Nov 3, 2020

United Educators risk management consultants Liza Kabanova and Justin Kollinger discuss the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic in education – as well as new and emerging risks.

Oct 27, 2020

In this episode, Jamie Forbes, CEO of Learning Courage, and Melanie Bennett, risk management counsel at United Educators, discuss how schools can protect children in a remote learning program from sexual misconduct.

Aug 7, 2020

In this episode, Heather Salko, senior risk management counsel at United Educators (UE) interviews Alyssa Keehan, UE's director of risk research about whether waivers and assumption of risk forms are a valuable risk management tool, when to use these forms, and some tips for writing them.

Aug 3, 2020

In this episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Quincy McLaughlin, associate head of school and head of upper school at Greenhills School in Michigan, explains how K-12 schools can train volunteers to prevent and report student sexual misconduct.

Apr 16, 2020

In this episode, attorney Ellen Babbitt discusses managing the risks of higher ed academic program changes driven by economic pressures; these range from eliminating majors to closing institutions. Ellen and her colleagues at Husch Blackwell wrote UE’s recently released publications on the topic, including an overview guide and four detailed checklists.

Apr 14, 2020

This discussion with Jody Shipper of Grand River Solutions focuses on tips to employ and pitfalls to avoid when conducting your Title IX investigations remotely while campuses have moved to online work and instruction during the COVID-10 pandemic of 2020. Listen to how your institution can continue to conduct high quality investigations that remain compliant with Title IX.

Dec 18, 2018

Most claims brought against UE members will be dismissed or settled before going to trial. Many settlements are achieved through mediation, allowing the parties to negotiate through a neutral third party. In part two of this two-part episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Joan Morrow, a mediator with extensive experience mediating cases involving educational institutions, shares her insights on making mediations effective.

Dec 18, 2018

Most claims brought against UE members will be dismissed or settled before going to trial. Many settlements are achieved through mediation, allowing the parties to negotiate through a neutral third party. In part one of this two-part episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Joan Morrow, a mediator with extensive experience mediating cases involving educational institutions, shares her insights on making mediations effective.

Nov 13, 2018

The Safe Sport Authorization Act, signed into law in early 2018, protects athletes from abuse with new reporting and training requirements for amateur sports organizations. In this episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, Phil Catanzano, a senior counsel and member of the Education Team at the Holland & Knight law firm, explains the act and recommends actions for schools and colleges.

Oct 9, 2018

Alyssa Keehan, director of risk research, interviews Heather Salko, senior risk management counsel, about the UE student mental health claims study.

Jul 10, 2018

When court cases are nearing trial, United Educators (UE) often employs a trial consulting firm to conduct a mock trial to gain insights into how the case may play out before a jury. These insights help defense counsel adjust their trial strategy and work with witnesses to present the best possible defense of UE's members. In this episode of Prevention and Protection, trial consultant Jill Huntley Taylor explains the process behind mock trial exercises and how using mock juries can help strengthen a school's legal defense as a claim heads to trial.

May 29, 2018

Indemnification provisions in contracts used by institutions can either help or harm, depending on how they are worded. Careful review of every contract is important to understand whether the indemnification provision is beneficial to your college or university. This episode of Prevention and Protection offers tips on how to avoid common indemnification problems as you enter into contracts on behalf of your institution.

Jan 16, 2018

The recent #MeToo movement focused national attention on social media postings documenting sexual abuse. In this podcast, UE's Melanie Bennett interviews David Wolowitz, a partner and co-chair of the Education Practice Group at McLane Middleton, about independent school response to student social media disclosures of sexual harassment.

Dec 12, 2017

UE’s Heather Salko speaks with Jeffrey Nolan, an attorney at the firm of Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, about "trauma-informed" investigations—what they are, and how to institute them in Title IX and VAWA-related investigations. Jeff discusses ways to ensure fairness to both the complainant and the respondent during trauma-informed investigations and how institutions can evaluate trainers and training programs to use these techniques in their sexual misconduct investigations.

Oct 17, 2017

Joe Vossen of United Educators is joined by attorney Shamus O’Meara to explain the security design response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Learn about design standards for new school buildings, practices for assessing existing school buildings, and crisis planning considerations.

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