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Tuesday, October 13 • 10:55am - 12:10pm
Working with Faculty on Risk Management

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Academic shared governance, as a leadership system, differs from the corporate structure for which ERM is designed. The permanence of tenure, faculty control of external grants, faculty power over many academic decisions with non-academic implications and a culture in which faculty members may not view themselves as employees, all represent a challenge for risk managers trying to support the mission of the university or college. This joint presentation by a faculty member and a risk manager will give URMIA members a chance to consider how deeper understanding of shared governance can help them build a successful partnership with the faculty to manage risk.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:
 Understand the problem of trying to apply a conventional top-down ERM process in the context of academic governance.
 Learn how to get faculty members on board by tapping into their concerns and curiosity about their professional risk responsibilities.
 Hear and exchange specific tips on how to engage faculty members as partners in managing campus risk.

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James R. Mulholland

Director of Compensation and Assistant Treasurer, Grinnell College
James R. Mulholland, CPA, CEBS has directed the compensation and benefits program for the past 20+ years at Grinnell College and has worked with risk management in the areas of business insurance and other safety programs for 15 years.
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Paula V. Smith

Professor, Grinnell College
Paula Vene Smith is a professor at Grinnell College who served as dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs from 2008-2013. As founding director of the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project (PREP) she has published widely on risk in higher education, including the book Engaging Risk: A Guide for College Leaders, forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield in fall 2015.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 10:55am - 12:10pm
Minneapolis Ballroom C Hilton Minneapolis