The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

4 Questions to Ask When Creating a Risk Management Plan

iStock_000008253527SmallAn earlier blog post this year mentioned the unique challenges faced by the higher education community regarding safety and risk management. It reminded us that we have unique challenges that often have no easy fix or “one catch-all” policy. Campuses were not created equal; therefore, how can our policies be equal?

As campuses prepare for a new academic year, having the necessary tools to assess campus and individual student risk are essential for institution-wide clarity on the level of risk exposure.

If you have not yet thought about a risk management plan, here are a few questions to consider that might help you get started:

  1. What disasters can you identify as potential exposures for your school?
  2. Along with identifying possible risks to your campus, who will manage the risk management plan?
  3. What is this individual or group responsible for?
  4. What tools are needed to implement and maintain this plan?

If you have recently started to develop a plan, please share with us some of the challenges you have experienced in the development process. Or if you have established emergency programs, procedures or protocols that could serve as a resource or template for your fellow CUPA-HR colleagues, please use this blog as a conduit for sharing.