Study Abroad Safety and Liability
Study abroad continues to grow in popularity with students, and educators continue to encourage this growth, seeking to help students gain new perspectives and knowledge about the world. But in recent months, colleges and universities have found themselves scrambling to evaluate the safety of their programs. Institutions have worked in haste to evacuate students and staff, as popular study abroad sites became unexpected danger zones.
On Thursday, April 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern, Ann Franke, a leading national expert on campus risk management and legal issues, will lead an Inside Higher Ed audio conference exploring how colleges can better identify risks and plan for them – while continuing to encourage students to reap the advantages of international education.
The presentation will be relevant a wide range of colleges and universities -- large and small, public and private.
Among the topics Ms. Franke will cover:
• Identifying risks associated with various programs
– both before, during and after study abroad.
The presentation will be relevant a wide range of colleges and universities -- large and small, public and private. The audio conference will feature a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period. The entire program will last one hour.
The program will be ideal for:
• Study abroad offices
This audio conference, "Study Abroad Safety
and Liability," costs $199 for a single telephone line;
listen yourself or with a group around a conference table. (Institutions
wishing to have multiple people participate from separate locations
may need to purchase additional lines.) Register early -- through
Monday, April 4 -- and the cost is only $149. Upon registering,
you'll be e-mailed information about how to dial in. The day before
the conference, we'll send you a PowerPoint that you can use to follow
along with the presentation. This is an audio-only conference; you will
not need to be connected to the Internet to participate.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Ann Franke, president of Wise Results, LLC, advises colleges and universities nationwide on risk management, policy, and legal matters. She previously counseled administrators and faculty leaders on a range of strategy and legal issues through senior management positions at United Educators Insurance and the American Association of University Professors.
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