With Safety now featuring as a top three consideration for prospective students and their parents there is a growing expectation today that universities will prioritize safety, security, and wellbeing – for all their people.
University leaders are under increasing pressure to ensure that all their facilities, on campus and off, are safe and welcoming.
And they are now expected to deliver on duty-of-care. University leaders are under increasing pressure to ensure that all their facilities, on campus and off, are safe and welcoming. This includes working off-site, and extending protection to members of their communities working remotely, and internationally.
This is a major new challenge for security and public safety departments to accomplish. With their resources under pressure, they are expected to support their institutions in the global competition for student and staff recruitment and retention.
For some, this is a major challenge for them to get their heads around, for others this is an unprecedented opportunity – how to align their department and leverage technology in an entirely new way, to deliver new value, and to elevate security and safety as a board-level, strategic contributor.
The good news for you, this is a transformation of service is already happening across the globe. This eBook was informed by the extensive global travels of the CriticalArc team over the past year: around the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Working with scores of universities, and meeting hundreds of professionals – University Executives teams, Chiefs of Police, Directors of Safety, Directors of Student Services, and Directors of Wellbeing Services – CriticalArc collaborates more closely with university senior executive teams than perhaps anyone else in our sector.
Based on that unique experience, we are pleased to share CriticalArc’s ‘Solving the Top Five Challenges for Universities’.