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We are pleased to provide you with complimentary copies of Gallagher Higher Education Practice's resource materials — white papers, case studies, webinars and more. We believe that the more you know, the better prepared you will be to manage your institution's risks.

  • Gallagher Higher Education 2016 Liability Benchmark Report [ Market Report]

    Survey respondents provided data on their excess liability (XL) limits and educators’ legal liability (ELL) limits purchased, as of December 2015. This Liability Benchmark report is divided into four principle categories: Aggregate Data, 2-Year Community Colleges, 4-Year Public Universities and 4-Year Private Colleges and Universities.

  • Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management [ Whitepaper]

    As higher education institutions continue to embrace an enterprise approach to both risk and compliance, a practical and lasting model is needed to assure that a program will stand the test of time. Using the ISO standards and embracing a Centralized Oversight-Decentralized Implementation structure will greatly increase the likelihood of success. This model puts risk and compliance “ownership” in the hands of subject matter experts throughout the organization, while embedding the oversight and management of the program within the overall governance structure of the institution.

  • Why Independent Schools Need to Act on Student-on-Student Sexual Assault [ Whitepaper]

    The issue of student-on-student sexual assault has swept through colleges like a tidal wave, and its impact is starting to be felt by independent schools. At least 90 colleges are currently under federal investigation for potential violations of Title IX, the law that regulates sexual assault at institutions receiving federal funds. Even though most independent schools are not subject to Title IX compliance, the law will likely establish a standard of care for all educational institutions. Is your school or your students prepared?

  • Public Universities Face New Frontier of First Amendment Challenges [ Whitepaper]

    Many people are reacting to a story about a professor, Steven Salaita, whose recent job offer from the University of Illinois was rescinded following his polarizing personal tweets about Israel. The situation has sparked protest and commentary on First Amendment rights and potential risks to universities. Reactions aside - and regardless of the outcome, how could this affect the university and its image?

  • Higher Education: Top 10 Steps to Comply with Title IX [ Whitepaper]

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, (“OCR”), issued new guidance in 2011 and follow-up guidance in April 2014 which details a college’s responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to alleged acts of sexual violence against students in accordance with the requirements of Title IX. The compliance obligations are extensive and have caught many colleges and universities off-guard. These mandates are unfunded. To help institutions get started and think through how they will fulfill these requirements, this Gallagher Higher Education whitepaper offers 10 steps that should be part of any Title IX compliance program.

  • Cyber Risk for Higher Education [ Whitepaper]

    Colleges and universities rely heavily on technology to collaborate on projects, address financial and medical information, transmit grades, provide class schedules and conduct general awareness. A cyber breach for these organizations represents significant risk as well as damage to their reputations.

  • A 360-Degree Approach to Managing Risk in Travel Abroad Programs [ Whitepaper]

    A professor from a top community college took a group of students to Greece for a three-week abroad program. Given the political environment at the time of the visit, events unfolded that were not anticipated by the group.

Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank studies are published annually and include perspectives from leaders at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. on a common topic. These individuals gather to brainstorm on topics that affects almost all higher education institutions. View the comprehensive list of all Gallagher Think Tank studies to date.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Reputational Risk [ Whitepaper]

    The 2016 Arthur J. Gallagher Think Tank for Higher Education Risk Management examined one of the more difficult risks to manage: reputation. Now seen as one of the key critical risks affecting organisations today, reputational risk is, by some measures, the master risk into which all other risks feed. Management of—or, perhaps more to the point, the failure to manage—reputational risk could have such a severe impact on an organisation as to make redundant all other forms of risk management.

  • 2015 Updated - Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Infectious Disease Emergency Protocol for Colleges and Universities [ Whitepaper]

    Even in a modern world of advanced health care, it is distressingly easy to encounter infectious disease conditions that might present a college or university campus with challenges including recently reported U.S. cases of Ebola and measles. For these reasons among others, we felt it was time to update and re-release our 2006 Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Blueprint for Pandemic Flu with new information.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Risk Management: What I Wish I'd Known When I Started [ Whitepaper]

    The Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - What I Wish I'd Known When I Started explores what it takes to be successful in higher education risk management - and the immense knowledge and experience you gain through the years. View our complete study, download the PDF, share and/or print the document.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Collaborative Risk Management [ Whitepaper]

    The Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Collaborative Risk Management examines the concept of using functional network structures and collaborative teams that are formed to manage enterprise-wide risks.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Student Health [ Whitepaper]

    Higher education student health issues have grown more complex and varied over the past two decades―with larger student populations, more international students and more modern-day emotional demands. This Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study examines the often concealed topic of student health, and its challenges and opportunities for improvements.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Managing the Risk of Minors on Campus [ Whitepaper]

    This Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Managing the Risks of Minors on Campus addresses some of the challenges and risks associated with having minors on your campus. This could include anything from college visits, sports events, etc. Study contributors and participants include a variety of experts from top colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Natural Catastrophes on Campus [ Whitepaper]

    This Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank study examines the impact of natural disasters on college and university campuses.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Road to Implementation [ Whitepaper]

    The Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Road to Implementation examines the significance of colleges and universities implementing a comprehensive enterprise risk management (ERM) program to help them better manage their risk with a “road map” strategy.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Beyond the Classroom [ Whitepaper]

    The 2008 Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank study evaluates the risk considerations and management issues that surface when evaluating and implementing different types of experiential learning opportunities. Particular attention was paid to both risks and rewards for all parties involved.

  • Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: College and University International Education Programs [ Whitepaper]

    Given the rapid growth of American students studying abroad, many colleges and universities are sending more than 40% of their students abroad. The Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - College and University International Education Programs offers a comprehensive document for higher education institutions to use in managing their risks of international education programs.

  • The Center for Global Education: The center promotes international education resources for educational institutions and their students, faculty and administrators.