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ACA Update: Are You Ready for 2015?
Affordable Care Act (ACA) updates shared at the 2014 CUPA-HR Annual Conference:
Legislation to Watch
Knowledge Center PPACA Toolkit
CUPA-HR’s Advocacy and Compliance News
Washington Update Presentation From Annual Conference
One of the pillars constituting the philosophy of the academy is shared governance. If you are an academic administrator or faculty member, your orientation is to the need for and value of shared governance. It is part of your DNA. If you are an administrator in higher education, you may question its value and see it as an impediment to productivity and change. Such is especially true for those who have migrated into the world of higher education from the private sector.
In a recent post on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog chroniclevitae.com, past CUPA-HR Board Chair Allison Vaillancourt opines on the merits of shared governance. She enjoys the unique perspective as both a leader in her university’s administration and also as a faculty member.
You may wish to continue the shared governance conversation on CUPA-HR’s online member community CUPA-HR Connect or learn more about governance in higher education in CUPA-HR’s Knowledge Center Toolkit devoted to that topic.
Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus
College campuses are not immune from the recent flurry of news about domestic and sexual violence. You no doubt are aware of Title IX and the flurry of recent requirements relating to sexual assault and harassment prevention programs and training on college campuses. But what about the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, which imposes new obligations on colleges and universities?
The SaVE Act amends the Clery Act of 1992 and is included as Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, signed by President Obama in March 2013. It took effect at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year and requires both public and private institutions to provide standards for conducting proceedings, increase transparency in reporting sexual violence on campus, enhance victims’ rights and conduct prevention education training. Learn more about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), VAWA Reauthorization, the Clery Act and the SaVe Act by accessing the following resources:
Violence Against Women Act of 1994
VAWA Fact Sheet
Clery Act of 1992
Clery Act FAQs
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act
Additional Explanation About the SaVE Act
Can You Legally Fire a Domestic Abuser?
Title IX Toolkit
Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA)
CUPA-HR Comments to the Senate HELP Committee on CASA
Crisis Management and Pandemic Planning
Several years ago, crisis management plans received a great deal of attention amidst the flu pandemic scare. And plans were subsequently deployed when hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard a few years ago. Now the threat of the Ebola virus, albeit purportedly unlikely, is raising concerns.
Does your crisis management plan make provisions for dealing with communicable disease outbreaks like Ebola — or even the flu? In the Knowledge Center, you’ll find a comprehensive Crisis Management Toolkit that addresses not only natural disasters but also pandemics. The following resources can help ensure your campus is prepared in the event of a crisis situation:
Crisis Management Toolkit
Infectious Disease Outbreaks on the College Campus: Be Prepared
The American College Health Association
World Health Organization Checklist for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning
International SOS Pandemic Preparedness
Ebola Risk Management for Organizations
Staying Calm and Prepared for Possible Workplace Ebola Issues
CDC Advice About Ebola to Colleges, Universities and Students
CDC Ebola Website
Stanford University Guidelines for Travel to and From West Africa
Higher Education and West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak
University of California News Release on Ebola Outbreak (good communications template)
Wisconsin Universities Taking Precautions Against Ebola
Confronting Ebola Concerns in the Workplace
Visit CUPA-HR’s online community CUPA-HR Connect to find additional information from members