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Paula Vene Smith directs the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project (PREP) and is a professor at Grinnell College. Paula consults on risk in higher education, and has written Engaging Risk: A Guide for College Leaders. She can be reached at [email protected]
When the boundaries between different governance roles are hopelessly blurred, a “governance eclipse” has occurred.
Analyzing the risk is fine; acting on it is better.
Risk leaders should address big change head-on. Only then can ERM drive good institutional decisions.
In creating risk registers, risk managers should strive to keep their lists short and dynamic.
Events prompted educators in Iowa to host the first ever statewide summit on campus safety.
What do we do when regulatory compliance is at odds with our mission?
Redundancies are powerful tools for risk managers.
Focusing on reputation instead of a potential exposure is not the best way to mitigate the risk.