The preparation of teachers and administrators to face school safety situations both current and future is imperative. Murray State University serves as the point of contact for Kentucky Center for School Safety post-secondary activities, where KCSS staff is working to address the place of higher education in school safety issues.
The focus of the post-secondary education component of the Kentucky Center for School Safety addresses the needs of both pre-service and practicing educators, ensuring that the safety and security of Kentucky’s educational communities are better served.
Link to course resources 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 spearheaded the development of the Kentucky Safety Educator Standards. The Education Professional Standards Board passed these Standards in the Spring of 2004.
“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.”
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.
Master’s in Safety, Security and Emergency Management-
Concentration in School Safety Graduate Certificate in School Safety
EKU’s School Safety programs focus on examining the potential risks and safety management strategies appropriate for educational settings. Whether you choose to pursue the concentration or the graduate certificate in School Safety, both programs are designed to prepare school safety professionals assure schools are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to assess and resolve critical situations.