Safety and Security


Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Performance-Based Solutions

Consider safety when investigating performance-based facility design.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Mind the Gap

Identify the difference between perceived and actual campus security

securing college campuses

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Securing Open College Campuses

Finding solutions to the challenges that come with securing college campuses that are open to the public.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Columbia College Chicago: Testing New ID Checkpoints

Access Control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Moving Forward with Access Control

Finding a balance between security systems and budgets, always with the primary goal of a safe campus in mind, can be achieved with planning and advice from the experts.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

The Arithmetic of Risk

Take cybersecurity seriously. The consequences of not doing so are significant.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Addressing Threats of Violence

Have plans in place to handle anonymous threats to your campus.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Monitoring and Management Systems

Evaluate and budget for effective incident management systems.



higher education trends

Looking Ahead: Thought Leaders Forecast Trends 2016

From the campus library to guns on campus, covering a variety of higher education issues, a range of higher education industry experts share their outlooks on what the future holds.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

My New Year's Wish

Campus Policing

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Campus Policing Made Friendly

Conflicting narratives make campus policing difficult. Three schools talk about high-touch practices that keep their schools safer.

Ask the Expert: Security

What are best practices for securing a building?

Monitoring Technology

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Monitoring Technology

Stay ahead of inspections with monitors for fire extinguishers and other equipment.

safety and security technologies

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Keeping Them Safe

With new safety and security technologies emerging at a rapid pace, campus police departments have an almost limitless selection to utilize in their quest for safety. Here are what some of the most effective campus police forces have found to work best.

Ask the Expert: Safety Technology

What's the latest in surveillance systems?

Will funding formulas that incentivize college courses linked to industry demands harm liberal arts-related fields of study?


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