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September 17, 2019  

Campus Public Safety with NCCPS Director Kim Richmond

In this episode, National Center for Campus Public Safety Director Kim Richmond discusses what trustees and other community college leaders need to know about issues ranging from sexual assault to firearms on campus, the Clery Act, Title IX, emergency management and other issues. Richmond walks us through these concerns, explains how to prioritize public safety concerns, how to prepare for on-campus crises, and she directs listeners to additional free resources, including webinars and publications. 

The National Center for Campus Public Safety was created by Congress and funded through the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance to serve as a national clearinghouse for campus safety and security-related best practices and other resources on issues that include:

  • Active shooters
  • Active thread
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Behavioral threat assessment
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Binge drinking
  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Campus carry
  • Campus violence
  • Clery Act
  • Community policing
  • Dating & domestic violence
  • Ethics
  • Fire safety
  • Food insecurity
  • Grants and funding
  • Hate crimes
  • Hazing
  • Homelessness
  • Laws and regulations
  • Legal assistance
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Media and public relations
  • Mental health
  • Missing persons
  • Officer safety
  • Policy and plan development
  • Risk assessment
  • Sexual assault
  • Social media
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
  • Terrorism
  • Title IX
  • Underage drinking
  • Victim services
  • Violence prevention
  • And others 

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September 10, 2019  

Surviving California’s Wildfires with Yuba Community College District’s Chancellor Doug Houston

For this episode, we interviewed Doug Houston, the Chancellor of the Yuba Community College District in California. We talked to Doug about how last year’s wildfires impacted community colleges in his area. This episode is part of a series we curated for September, National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

September 3, 2019  

Campus Safety and Security Month: Handling Hurricanes with Dr. Benda Hellyer

Welcome to Season 3 of In The Know with ACCT. This is the first in a month-long series of episodes that deals with safeguarding colleges, in observance of National Campus Safety Month.

This episode features an interview with Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor of San Jacinto College in Houston, who discusses the impact of 2017's hurricane Harvey on the San Jacinto College community. 

Click for more information on the roles of community college board members in dealing with natural disasters.

August 1, 2019  

Need to Know: What does the new federal budget mean for community colleges?

Congress is poised to pass a new federal budget. It's expected the budget will include large increases which means increases for higher education spending. Listen to learn more about the budget and appropriations process and which community college programs are likely to receive more federal funding.

July 25, 2019  

Need to Know: San Francisco 2019 ACCT Leadership Congress

In this episode, ACCT Educational Events Director Christina Simons tells you what you need to know about the upcoming 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress. The event will feature over 100 peer-to-peer educational sessions, provocative keynote addresses and much more. Register before the August 9 discount period ends.

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