Risk management webinar is Oct. 3

The Memorial Union, NASPA and ASJA will host an engaging live web cast discussion, "The Risks of Risk Management," Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Please feel free to bring your lunch. If you plan to attend, please contact Cassie Gerhardt at 777-3667 or cassiegerhardt@mail.und.edu.

How do college and university administrators effectively manage risk without sacrificing our educational mission? What is the balance between advice from legal counsel and sound educational or administrative practice? How does risk management work in the area of civil rights and liberties? In light of the Shin case at MIT, are we attempting to minimize our "risk" by removing students who might have suicidal thoughts? Risk management is rapidly consuming an increasing amount of all our time. How prepared are we to manage risk and what are the "risks" of risk management? These complex issues confront student life administrators each day on college and university campuses.

Program Faculty
William Kaplin, professor of law, Catholic University of America, Distinguished Professorial Lecturer, Stetson Univ. College of Law; co-author of the recently released fourth edition of The Law of Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2006).

Gary Pavela teaches in the University of Maryland Honors Program and writes frequently on legal issues in Higher Education. He is the author of "Questions and Answers on College Student Suicide: A Law and Policy Perspective" (College Administration Publications, 2006).

The Webinar is sponsored by NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and ASJA – Association of Student Judicial Affairs.
-- Cassie Gerhardt, Coordinator of Greek Life, Memorial Union, cassiegerhardt@mail.und.edu, 777-3667