Safety and Security--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Glazing Design Beyond the Minimum. Considerations for Glass, Hurricanes, and Tornadoes In order to offer true protection against hurricanes and tornadoes, a building's glazing design should include a risk assessment of options that go beyond the minimum codes and standards. 04/30/2012
Handling Crime Prevention on Campus. Discusses higher education campus safety and crime prevention programs, critical issues in crime prevention, and theft management initiatives. Programs at three institutions are described. 12/31/1994
Handling Natural Disasters on Campus. Relates the experiences of campus law enforcement officers in handling specific hurricanes, floods, and blizzards, as well as planning for earthquakes and other natural disasters. 12/31/2000
Handling Special Events on Campus. Advises higher education institutions on safety and security when hosting international sporting events, concerts, television and filming, and special visitors. Plans from two institutions are... 12/31/1993
Hazardous Materials Management Manual, 2nd Edition, University of Missouri- Columbia. Provides guidance to the campus community on the safe handling of hazardous materials, focusing on procedures for materials that are no longer needed. The document emphasizes safety and provides... 08/31/2000
Here's Looking at You, Kid. The University of Maryland at College Park installed 25 surveillance cameras to combat crime. A minimum of disruption occurred because unused twisted pair wires left in place when the conversion to a... 12/31/1997
Homeland Security Hits Home. This discusses how the war in Iraq and a Code Orange alert brought tighter facility security. Facilities managers took small, sometimes temporary steps intended to make it a bit harder to get into... 04/30/2003
How to Prevent On- and Off-Campus Fires. Suggests rules for residence halls and Greek society housing that will help prevent fires. These involve banning of candles, appliances with exposed heating elements, and halogen lighting. Safe... 10/31/2005
How To Reduce the Risk of Residence Hall Fires. Explores reasons for the decline in the number of fires in college and university residence halls and describes a four-pronged program called PODS (Prevention, Occupant awareness, Detection, and... 05/31/2002
Ice Storm: Reacting to a Natural Disaster in Quebec. When a severe freeze hit Quebec in January 1998, schools and universities were forced to remain closed for up to 23 days. Here is an account of how school authorities handled the crisis and the... 09/30/1998
Ideal Solutions for Campus Fire Alarm Networks. Cites the advantages and disadvantages of proprietary versus non-proprietary fire alarm networks and the challenges of keeping an existing campus fire alarm system operational while a new one is... 08/31/2008
Implementing a Community-Oriented Policing Program. Describes a successful community-oriented policing program at the University of South Alabama which has cut crime rates while not requiring extra funding. Discusses the reorganization of the police... 03/31/2002
Implementing a Total Security Plan on a Slimming Budget. Discusses a hybrid approach to campus security, combining campus police and contract security services. The personnel costs of monitoring security technology, building and landscape design that... 11/30/2008
Improve Security and Keep the Bugs Out. Addresses the issue of cost versus durability when choosing security screens for educational facility windows over traditional screens. Security screens and their use in break-in prevention is... 12/31/2000
Improving Campus Security. Reports on higher education campus crime levels, with theft, alcohol abuse, and sexual assault being the most frequent. 02/28/2006
Improving School Access Control. Discusses a wide range of access control measures for school buildings and grounds. For school grounds, the topics of surveillance, territoriality and maintenance, landscaping, exterior lighting,... 12/31/2007
In the Line of Fire. Highlights the importance of using sprinkler systems in school residence halls to prevent fire fatalities. Understanding the risks involved, retrofitting schools to meet these risks, and realizing... 09/30/2001
Increasing Union Safety at Ole Miss. Discusses the inclusion of a police substation in the student union of the University of Mississippi and its positive impact on administrators and students. The importance of having visible security... 07/31/1999
Ins and Outs of Campus Access. Suggests determining campus access by deciding who will get access to which points at which times. Describes aspects and vulnerabilities of keycode, magnetic stripe cards, and biometric systems. 08/31/2003
Inspecting Fire & Life Safety Systems A fire alarm system and accessory components are, without doubt, a necessity for life safety. By monitoring the environment and noticing any changes potentially related to unsafe conditions, a fire... 05/31/2012
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Offers a clearinghouse and forum for information and issues shared by campus directors across the country. The membership represents over 1,000 colleges and universities located in twenty countries....
Is Your Safety Plan up to the Best Practices? Recommends that higher education institutions follow the example of K-12 schools where more comprehensive safety planning practices have been established. Two significant publications for school... 10/31/2004
Joining Forces. Highlights programs at Virginia Tech, Boston University, Bryant University, Kent State University, and the University of Philadelphia, that strengthen ties and cooperation between college and... 05/31/2009
Keep it Safe. Reviews recent changes in fire safety codes, with emphasis on sprinklers, exit doors, and wired or filmed glass. A fire sprinkler Q & A is included. 05/31/2005
Keeping Campuses Safe. Describes how colleges and universities are using technology, as well as traditional methods, to keep campuses safe and reduce crime. Topics include using free pizza in a successful contest to teach... 05/31/1999