Link to course resources ADM 677 Crisis Management in Educational Settings
Kentucky's post-secondary institutions have within them a wealth of information which can be tapped by education professionals and others throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. The efforts of the KCSS in the post-secondary area include college/university faculty development and development and delivery of school safety related curricula for inclusion into post-secondary coursework. In addition, the post-secondary component of the KCSS will address development of graduate and undergraduate credit offerings for pre-service and practicing educators. The mechanism/plan for incorporation of school-related safety instruction and programming emphasizes technical assistance and training to post-secondary institutions.
Currently, the post-secondary component of KCSS has spear-headed the development of the Kentucky Safety Educator Standards. The Education Professional Standards Board passed these Standards in the Spring of 2004. Murray State University has approved the Kentucky Safety Educator Endorsement. Both new and existing courses were integrated to create this twelve-hour endorsement. The post-secondary component of KCSS continues to address development of graduate and undergraduate credit offerings and training for pre-service and practicing educators.
The 17th Annual Safe School Successful Student Conference was a tremendous success. It was the backdrop of our annual Post Secondary Task Force "Sharing Session."
Campus Safety and Security Audit Toolkit. Texas School Safety Center. The October 2009 revised School District Facility Safety and Security Audit Toolkit is available for download. The audit toolkit consists of two parts, an introduction and the audit checklists. Together these constitute the audit toolkit. The toolkit can be downloaded and printed and also the checklists can be entered and stored electronically.
"NIMS Implementation Activities for Schools and Higher Education Institutions" presents a set of key school and campus emergency management activities that will enhance the relationship between schools and campuses, their respective local governments, and their community partners as they communicate, collaborate, and coordinate on these NIMS activities.
Administrator's Desk Reference of Behavior Management (is part of the Safe and Civil Schools Comprehensive Program) This resource is a three-volume Administrator’s Desk Reference which assists the busy administrator create a positive school culture and climate. Includes positive and effective research-based techniques to: 1) Help staff develop proactive, positive, instructional policies, 2) Handle discipline referrals when they do occur, 3) Establish individual behavior plans when necessary, and 4) Reduce behavior problems and increase a student’s sense of purpose and belonging.
Predicting and Preventing Campus Violence (Inside Higher Ed) Harvard University’s first president was an English cleric who reportedly attacked his assistant with a stick “big enough to kill a horse,” Ann Franke, the founder of Wise Results and a consultant on campus risk management issues nationally, related Friday during a conference on “Violence on Campus: Prediction, Prevention and Response.”
...To complicate matters, “There is no useful profile” for a school shooter. “One of the things that people want from us is … ‘Just give me a profile,’ ” said William Modzeleski, U.S. associate assistant deputy secretary of education for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. “Should it be somebody who has a tattoo? Should it be somebody who wears a trench coat?”
In the federal government’s Safe Schools Initiative study, which examined 37 incidents from 1974-2000 at the K-12 level, the shooters’ only common trait, Modzeleski said, “was that they were boys.” (Though there’s a caveat even there, as Modzeleski said incidents involving girls occurred after they completed their research). Order Safe School Initiative Study free from U.S. Department of Education at ED Pubs. The new piece added to this research in 2007 is "The Safe Schools and Threat Assessment Experience Scenarios"
NEW! U.S. Ed's OSDFS Releases "Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education". The U.S. Department of Education (ED)'s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS), in collaboration with ED's Readiness Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center (TA Center), is pleased to announce the release of the Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education.... The Action Guide aims to offer institutions of higher education a useful resource in the field of emergency management. It is intended to serve as a resource for all types of institutions of higher education. Community colleges, two- and four-year colleges and universities, graduate schools, and research institutions associated with higher education entities, both public and private, can use the Action Guide throughout their emergency management planning efforts. The Action Guide is not meant to serve as a prescriptive document, but rather is intended to provide a number of resources and references to facilitate the emergency management planning process for institutions at all levels of knowledge and development.
Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2010) The goal of this collaborative endeavor was to understand the scope of the problem of targeted violence at IHEs. To that end, this report offers preliminary findings from a review of 272 incidents of violence that affected IHEs in the United States from 1900 through 2008.
Mass Notification for Higher Education - Tod Schneider - National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (Jan. 2010) Things to consider when designing a mass notification system, and the pros and cons of current notification devices. Due to rapid changes in security technology, this publication is updated quarterly. … Mass notification is a high priority in educational institutions. But as the number of electronic communication devices has diversified, so has the complexity of designing an effective mass notification system. Picking the right system, with the right features, support services and price, can be daunting.
The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime and fire data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Safety and Security Statistics website database to which crime statistics and fire statistics (as of the 2010 data collection) are submitted annually, via a web-based data collection, by all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs). This data collection is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.