Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2016/01
January 27, 2016
In this issue:
- Campus Law Enforcement Fellowship Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is the federal government lead for sharing information and intelligence with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and the private sector. I&A accomplishes its mission, "to equip the Homeland Security Enterprise with the intelligence and information it needs to keep the homeland safe, secure, and resilient," through four strategic goals: 1) promote understanding of threats through intelligence analysis, 2) collect information an intelligence pertinent to homeland security, 3) share information necessary for action, and 4) manage intelligence for the Homeland Security Enterprise.
- Department of Justice Releases Campus Climate Survey Report: On January 20, 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), released the results of a campus climate survey that collected data on sexual victimization of undergraduate students from nine pilot schools during the 2014-15 academic year. The report, Campus Climate Survey Validation Study Final Technical Report, provides a thorough explanation of the data collection methodology, including school recruitment and student sampling, as well as data assessment and weighting. The climate survey itself addressed the topic areas of: 1) sexual assault, rape, and battery, 2) sexual harassment and coercion, 3) intimate partner violence victimization, 4) sexual harassment and sexual assault perpetration, and 5) school connectedness and campus climate.
January 20, 2016
In this issue:
- Sexual Assault on College Campuses in Popular Culture: In the recent past, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses has not only begun to come out of the shadows and be addressed by campus public safety officials and administrators, it has been increasingly highlighted on the main stage of popular culture. Sexual assault on campus has become part of a social conversation focusing on the issue and what can be done about it.
- Opportunity to Host the NCCPS Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault and Adjudication Educational Program: The National Center for Campus Public Safety is excited to offer our first Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program to be hosted at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, FL on January 23-26 th , 2016. We are currently accepting applications from colleges and universities to host this groundbreaking program. We are seeking applications from all regions of the U.S. and from all sizes and types of institutions of higher education.
- Emergency Management Institute Announces EM Workshop 2016 Dates: FEMA's Emergency Management Institute has announced 2016 dates for its E0390 course, Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution. This course is an interactive workshop specifically designed for minority and minority-serving institutions of higher education who are interested in "establishing or enhancing Emergency Management (EM) courses or programs in their institutions." The workshop was developed to address issues and challenges that are unique to Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
January 13, 2016
In this issue:
- Drones: Campus Policies and Educational Materials: Many colleges and universities are experiencing an increase in the recreational use of drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), on campus. UAS operations must comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to be better prepared, and to avoid potential legal ramifications, it is important for administrators to work with their campus communities to develop and implement policy that ensures safe and legal use of UAS that is in line with the institution's culture and standards.
- Join Us for Our First 2016 Webinar: There's still time to register to learn the essential elements for expanding your emergency response plans to include international incidents. On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2 PM ET we start out the new year by welcoming Pascal Schuback, the former Global Emergency Manager at the University of Washington and Director of Humanitarian Toolbox, to discuss international study abroad safety in Adding International Incidents to Your Campus All-Hazards Emergency Response Plans.
January 6, 2016
In this issue:
- January is National Stalking Awareness Month: This January marks the 13th observance of National Stalking Awareness Month. The Stalking Resource Center (SRC) of the National Center for Victims of Crime partners with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to bring resources and general awareness to the public about stalking every January.
- Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU) Overview: Creating a disaster-resilient campus is a complex process that requires communication, coordination, and cooperation. The DRU Network® supports this process through it's mission to "facilitate open communication, discussion, and resource-sharing among university/college practitioners charged with making campuses more disaster-resilient."
- Hoverboards: Rapidly increasing in popularity, the hoverboard is a self-balancing motorized board with one or two wheels that children, teens, and adults can enjoy. Hoverboards create new safety challenges for colleges and universities to consider and recent reports of hoverboards exploding or combusting have also raised safety concerns.