2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference

  1. GENERAL SESSION: Foreign Influences on Research Integrity: Tackling the Challenging Issues while Maintaining an Open and Collaborative Global Research Environment

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Alexander Bustamante, Shanda Hunt  | June 02, 2020 

    • A brief overview of the landscape (including new federal policies and federal law enforcement’s shift toward criminal prosecution)

    • UC Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Audit Services Strategy for Foreign Influence Compliance - Training and Awareness Campaign - Compliance Assessments - Systemwide Audits - Investigative Protocols Tracking and Monitoring

    • Lessons learned and next steps - Communicating with Academics - Expanding awareness engagements with federal law enforcement and federal funding agencies

  2. Harmonizing the Compliance, Internal Audit, and Enterprise Risk Management Risk Functions

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): John Powers  | June 02, 2020 

    • How colleges and universities are coordinating second and third lines of defense to increase risk coverage in a cost-effective efficient manner

    • How are compliance professionals leveraging developments in technology to enhance both the compliance program as well as coordination efforts between ERM and internal audit

    • Plus, relevant updates from PwC’s 2020 Global State of Compliance Survey

  3. High Anxiety - The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the Drug Free Workplace Act, and the Legalization of Marijuana

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Sarah E. McPhee, David E. Grogan  | June 02, 2020 

    • Understanding the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act before trying to comply with them

    • New recreational and medical use marijuana laws are sweeping across the states – exploring Illinois and other examples

    • Rolling it all together – how to address the conflicting federal and state marijuana mandates in your Clery compliance program

  4. Effective Compliance Responses to Covid-19 and Financial Disruption: A Facilitated Discussion

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Gates Garrity-Rokous  | June 01, 2020 

    • Analyze the major Covid-19 related regulatory changes, and their expected impact on compliance for universities

    • Supply an analytical framework for approaching mid-cycle, urgent changes to compliance priorities, due to operational and fiscal pressures

    • Provide points of discussion for participants on successful approaches for compliance leaders to maintain relevance and effectiveness

  5. Sports Wagering and Intercollegiate Athletics

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Jessica Teets, Deborah B. Trice, Alysa C. Rollock  | June 01, 2020 

    • The Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting in May 2018. Several states have legalized sports betting, including wagering on intercollegiate athletics

    • What factors should colleges and universities consider in adopting policies to regulate sports betting on teams, student-athletes, coaches, or events?

    • Who should be covered by such policies? How should the policies be enforced?

  6. Fraud in Higher Education Institutions: It Only Happens at Other Schools

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Joseph Agins  | June 01, 2020 

    • Case studies—Can it really happen here? The answer is yes. Discuss and learn from countless recent examples as we cover several, entirely preventable, frauds at institutions of higher education just like yours

    • There are a multitude of factors that contribute to educational institutions being repeat victims of fraud. Understanding these factors can help you detect, deter and minimize occupational fraud from occurring at your institution

    • Why do they do it? Delve into the mind of a fraudster to understand how they commit the fraud, and more importantly, how they rationalize and justify crossing the line to well-liked and good employees from your institution

  7. Imagineering a University-wide Conflict of Interest or Commitment Disclosure Process: Make (What Seems Like) the Impossible, Possible

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Robert W. Gottesman, Kevin Robinson  | June 01, 2020 

    • Readiness: We discuss the legal impetus, campus culture, and administrative will, leading to creation of our disclosure procedure. We will share considerations on drafting policy, crafting a questionnaire, and selecting delivery method

    • Roll-out: How we prepared for the disclosure process including beta testing, messaging/marketing to employees, and developing resources. Hear our lessons learned, surprising response rates, and how we dealt with the unexpected

    • Review: Learn how we devised an efficient and consistent approach to review thousands of responses. Having template management plans available and determining when they are needed. How and when to communicate with respondents and other campus partners

  8. GENERAL SESSION: Higher Education Compliance: 2019-20 Year in Review

    2020 Virtual Higher Education Compliance Conference  | Presenter(s): Marisa Zuskar  | June 01, 2020 

    • Provide a Year-In-Review perspective of higher education compliance, as well as what the current environment and the past year suggest for the changes to come in 2020 and beyond

    • Recap significant current events impacting higher education and major changes in the regulations impacting higher education, with a focus on the response of the impacted institution, the industry, and the community at large

    • Cover the broad spectrum of higher education compliance areas including student administration, research and federal contracting, Title IX, NCAA, etc., as well as compliance program models for higher education