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Advisory Programs Can Help Identify Depressed Students

(from ISM) Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers, according to a recent report in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. The number of attempted or considered suicides among adolescents has risen sharply in recent years. A strong advisory program can make a difference in the...


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Safety & Security: Is Security Part of Your School’s Culture?

Risk Management | Spending alone won’t make your school more secure. The most effective security strategies prioritize school culture. Article by Dan Stephens, Invictus Consulting, LLC From the May/June 2019 Net Assets magazine When it comes to school security, I often hear the...

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Report: Admissions Pressures Dilute Ethical Education

(from Harvard Graduate School of Education ) A new Harvard report, "Turning the Tide II: How Parents and High Schools Can Cultivate Ethical Character and Reduce Distress in the College Admissions Process," offers guidelines for high schools and parents in promoting ethical character. It also...

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Under Pressure: Student Mental Health

Risk Management | Rising toll of student stress, anxiety and depression adds to urgency of schools’ risk-mitigation practices. Article by Donna Davis From the May/June 2019 Net Assets magazine Junior and senior year are filled with college admission preparations — fine-tuning essays...

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Employee Recognition Programs Flawed

(from Ladders) HR professionals report that their current employee recognition programs aren’t working – they are not having a positive impact on employees or workplace morale. In some cases, they even create negative reactions. Why? Because recognition is different from authentic appreciation....

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More Inclusive Town-Gown Relationships

(from The Chronicle of Higher Education) Will members of the broader community play a growing role in your school's decision-making process? A new report from the University of Virginia's Thriving Cities Lab aims to strengthen relationships between higher-education institutions and their...


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Academic Pressure Top Driver of Rising Teen Anxiety

(from Pew Research Center) Anxiety and depression are on the rise among America’s youth and, whether they personally suffer from these conditions or not, seven-in-ten teens today see them as major problems among their peers. Concern about mental health cuts across gender, racial and socio...


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Hate Incidents Spread on College Campuses

(from Inside Higher Ed) Incidents targeting students of color and of different sexualities and religions appear to be increasing on college campuses, according to a new report. Advocates urge administrators to be vocal in denouncing them and to have a plan in place for when they occur. Most...


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Data Analytics Brings Finance and HR Together

(from FEI Daily) Why should HR and finance collaborate more closely on long-term decision making? To provide organizational leadership with insights that support better long-term decision making. It's particularly important for finance and HR to communicate and collaborate on the cost and value...


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More Schools Are Prioritizing Student Mental Health

(from the Chronicle of Higher Education) Rising concerns about students' mental wellness is prompting more educational institutions to embrace an all-in approach to helping students sort through challenging times. "It should not be seen as the sole responsibility of the mental health center,"...