Guns On Campus: Concealed Weapons & Risk Management
Due in part to the publicity associated with several high-profile campus shootings, many colleges and universities are considering the pros and cons of allowing students, faculty and staff to carry weapons on their campuses. Legally, citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons in all 50 states if they meet certain state requirements. Currently, 19 states ban carrying a concealed weapon on a college campus. Some states now have provisions allowing the carrying of concealed weapons on public postsecondary campuses. Recent court decisions have affirmed the right of students, faculty and staff to have firearms when they are on campus, especially at public institutions.
The ramifications and potential consequences for colleges and universities grappling with this issue are enormous. In many respects, the stakes have never been higher as the outcomes associated with a wrong decision could mean life or death for those involved. This webinar will be applications-oriented and emphasize prudence in balancing the rights of individuals to arm themselves against the rights of the institution to keep the educational mission at the forefront of the decision-making process. As any experienced leader knows, maintaining this equilibrium can be tricky. The goal of this webinar is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies they will need to deal with the disruptive impact the addition of deadly weapons to the campus can precipitate.
- Explore the philosophical and cultural origins of the current gun debate in our country
- Examine the responsibility of college administrators to keep their campuses safe and secure
- Critique the responsibility of college administrators to protect the rights of members of the campus community
- Review the applicable laws and statutes related to the right to have firearms on a college campus
- Differentiate between concealed and open carry as they relate to higher education environments
- Explore the different types of guns that can find their way on to a college campus
- Critique the various policies and procedures institutions have developed and implemented related to guns on campus
- Consider the efficacy of active shooter training and other proactive approaches to dealing with potential gun violence on college campuses
- Investigate the best practices emerging as this issue continues to evolve in response to societal realities and their political and socioeconomic implications
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Campus Safety & Law Enforcement
- Dean Of Students & Student Code of Conduct Officers
- Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Members
- Threat Assessment Team (TAT) Members
- Mental Health & Counseling Staff
- Any educator interested in guns on campus and campus safety
"Allowing guns on campus makes a lot of people understandably very nervous. While the debate continues as to the efficacy and the legality -- of the practice, it is imperative that we be prepared to deal with the changes that inevitably come with the introduction of firearms into a collegiate environment. This webinar is designed to help those who work in higher education successfully navigate the murky waters this issue represents."
Aaron W. Hughey is a professor and program coordinator in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University. He supervises the graduate degree program in student affairs in higher education as well as graduate certificate programs in international student services and career services. He was head of the department for five years before returning to the faculty in 2008. He also served as Interim Director of WKUs Knicely Institute for Economic Development. Before joining the faculty in 1991, he was the Associate Director of University Housing. He has degrees from the University of Tennessee at Martin, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Western Kentucky University, and Northern Illinois University. He has authored (or co-authored) over 50 refereed publications on such subjects as higher education administration, student affairs, counseling and testing, diversity, leadership, teams, and management. He consults extensively with regional companies and schools and provides training sessions and programs on a variety of topics such as total quality, statistical process control, teams, diversity, leadership/supervision, change management and motivation.
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