Summary of risks in Higher Education

Summary of Higher Education Risk Categories for Community Colleges

Financial

• Accounting / Auditing Matters
• Donor Stewardship
• Falsification of Contracts / Reports/ Records
• Fraud
• Improper Disclosing of Financial Records
• Improper Giving / Receiving of Gifts
• Improper Supplier / Contractor Activity
• Non-disclosure of Required Reports
• Return of Federal Funding
• Theft / Embezzlement
• Waste/Abuse/ Misuse of Institute Resources
• Other

Human Resources

• Conflict of Interest
• Credentials Misrepresentation
• Discrimination / Harassment
• EEOC or ADA Matters
• Employee Benefits Abuses
• Employee Misconduct
• Inappropriate Communication
• Nepotism
• Non-disclosure of Required Reports
• Sexual Harassment
• Threat / Inappropriate Supervisor Directive
• Time Abuse
• Unsafe Working Conditions
• Violence / Threat
• Worker’s Comp or Disability Benefits Abuse
• Other

Risk & Safety

• Confidentiality
• Data Privacy
• Disclosure of Confidential Info
• Environmental / Safety Matters
• Improper Supplier / Contractor Activity
• Improper Use of Intellectual Property
• Public Safety
• Sabotage / Vandalism
• Unsafe Working Conditions
• Waste/Abuse/ Misuse of Institute Resources
• Other

Information Technology

• Data Privacy/ Integrity
• Falsification of Contracts / Reports / Records
• Fraud
• Improper Supplier / Contractor Activity
• Malicious/Inappropriate Use of Technology
• Misuse of Resources
• Software Piracy/ Intellectual Property Infringement
• Theft
• Other

Academic Affairs*

• Academic Misconduct
• Alcohol/Drug Abuse
• Cheating/ Plagiarism
• Credentials Misrepresentation
• FERPA
• Sexual Harassment
• Student Misrepresentation
• Student Safety
• Student Travel
• Terrorism
• Other

* Several Higher Education institutions have applied the EthicsPoint Reporting System for academic issues. To address this, EthicsPoint has created an optional Academic Affairs module that can be deployed for all students.