ERIC Number: ED373677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Campuses Respond to Violent Tragedy. American Council on Education Series on Higher Education.
Siegel, Dorothy G.
This book presents 10 case studies of how universities and colleges respond to violent tragedies, both on- and off-campus, and offers suggestions for institutions to prepare themselves to deal with such crises. Each case study of a specific case of violence or other tragedy was based on interviews with the participants and reports on the specific preparations and responses of campus officials, students, and organizations; provides excerpts of press releases and internal reports on the tragedy; and comments on the effectiveness of the actions taken by campus personnel to deal with the tragedy. The cases include: (1) multiple tragedies off-campus, including a fatal fraternity house fire, a bomb threat, and a fatal hostage situation in a bar near campus; (2) date rape on-campus; (3) a murder on campus; (4) two rapes on-campus; (5) a suicide on-campus; (6) serial murders off-campus; (7) an athlete charged with assault; (8) the murder of 14 female students and employees at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989; (9) Florida International University's response to Hurricane Andrew in 1992; and (10) the University of Miami's response to Hurricane Andrew. A summary and critique of institutional responses, specific suggestions for tragedy preparedness, and a crisis preparation checklist are included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, Case Studies, College Planning, College Programs, College Role, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Programs, Higher Education, Homicide, Natural Disasters, Public Relations, Rape, School Community Relationship, School Safety, School Security, Student College Relationship, Suicide, Universities, Violence
Oryx Press, 4041 North Central at Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012-3397 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.