Campus Talk: Evaluating school threats increasingly complex
EVALUATING SCHOOL THREATS INCREASINGLY COMPLEX: The New York Times takes a look at a rising concern in Arkansas and the nation: how to handle school threats of violence. Jonesboro, which has dealt with the Westside massacre and a recent shooter situation at ASU, provides an example of local experiences, but several high-profile national cases sparked this report.
What goes into evaluating potential campus threats? How often do decisions to not lock down occur? The New York Times piece examines a multitude of scenarios and discusses the subject with a broad range of experts. Read the full article here.
GOV. HUTCHINSON MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO THREE UNIVERSITY BOARDS: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) made appointments to the board of trustees at Arkansas State University, Arkansas Tech University and the University of Central Arkansas.
Bunny Adcock of Conway was appointed to the board of the University of Central Arkansas. His term begins Jan. 15, 2016 and expires Jan. 14, 2023. Stacy Crawford of Jonesboro was appointed to the board of Arkansas State University. Her term begins Jan. 15, 2016 and expires Jan. 14, 2021. Tom Kennedy of Little Rock was appointed to the board of Arkansas Tech University. His term begins Jan. 15, 2016 and expires Jan. 14, 2021.
UAMS NURSING PROGRAMS RECEIVE MAX ACCREDITATION AVAILABLE: Four University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences nursing programs have received the maximum accreditation available by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Three UAMS College of Nursing programs received 10-year accreditations — the bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing and the post-master’s advanced practice certificate programs. The doctor of nursing practice, which began in 2013, received a five-year initial accreditation, which is the most a new program can receive.