35 episodes

United Educators (UE), a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group, was formed by educators for educators to ensure a stable source of insurance and risk management. EduRisk™ from UE provides resources to help prevent incidents that put people and institutions at risk. Listen to advice from UE and other experts on how to protect students, staff, and faculty at your school, college, or university.

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United Educators (UE), a Reciprocal Risk Retention Group, was formed by educators for educators to ensure a stable source of insurance and risk management. EduRisk™ from UE provides resources to help prevent incidents that put people and institutions at risk. Listen to advice from UE and other experts on how to protect students, staff, and faculty at your school, college, or university.

    Episode 35: Academic Closures with Husch Blackwell

    Episode 35: Academic Closures with Husch Blackwell

    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.

    • 16 min
    Episode 34: Conducting Remote Title IX Investigations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Episode 34: Conducting Remote Title IX Investigations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    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.

    • 23 min
    Episode 33: Recent Developments in Title IX Caselaw

    Episode 33: Recent Developments in Title IX Caselaw

    This discussion between Robb Jones, former senior vice president and general counsel for resolutions, and Heather Salko, senior risk management counsel, both of United Educators, analyzes two recent Title IX court decisions in the Sixth Circuit. These case developments have an impact in that federal circuit but likely will have an impact in other circuits as well. Listen to how these court decisions may change Title IX on your campus.

    • 24 min
    Episode 32: New Concussion Management Requirements for NCAA Institutions

    Episode 32: New Concussion Management Requirements for NCAA Institutions

    In this episode, United Educators risk researcher Christine McHugh interviews senior resolutions counsel Rhonda Hurwitz about the recent class action settlement agreement related to concussion management and medical monitoring. The discussion explains the lawsuit that led to the settlement, the settlement’s provisions, and the benefits for institutions which comply with the provisions by the May 18, 2020, deadline.

    • 14 min
    Episode 31: The Role Campus Diversity and Inclusion Offices in Campus Protests

    Episode 31: The Role Campus Diversity and Inclusion Offices in Campus Protests

    In this episode of the Prevention and Protection podcast, United Educators attorney Kimberly Cole interviews Dr. Leah Cox, vice president for inclusion and institutional equity at Towson University, about the role that campus diversity and inclusion offices can play in managing campus protests.

    • 21 min
    Episode 30: Mediation Insights From a Professional Mediator, Part Two

    Episode 30: Mediation Insights From a Professional Mediator, Part Two

    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.

    • 23 min

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