Hi everyone, hope opening went well and your Fall semester is off to a smooth start.
At John Carroll, we are currently planning for some hall renovations and would like to hear what other schools are using in terms of keyless entry on outside and room doors. We currently are running the Schlage SMS system for all of our outside and hallway entrances, which is a wireless system that works with FOBs or proximity cards. We are less than thrilled with the support and reliability of the system. I am interested to hear if you have a system that works well for security and student access, especially if it can integrate with cameras or door prop alarms.
We are also looking during renovations to change rooms locks to keyless from keys. We would like a system that is wireless, rather than needing to individually program each door reader.
Any advice, successes, or info you would be willing to share with me would be great. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and my extension is 216-397-4427. Thanks everyone.
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Ursuline has always sent information about all active and passive alcohol and drug programming to the Dept. of Education each year. The information below (this was an email I received from a company obviously promoting a service) makes reference to needing to have written documentation in a biennial report. We are wondering if there is a specific report with guidelines that needs to be submitted every year. What have other schools submitted?
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What effective educational sanctions are implemented at your institution for repeated marijuana odor incidents with individual students?
What effective educational sanctions are implemented at your institution for repeated marijuana odor incidents with a specific floor or hall community?
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At Baldwin-Wallace, we have had some students bring up the installation of cameras inside our residence halls. I am curious to learn which NEOHO institutions have cameras inside of their residence halls or if you have discussed this at your institution. Also, if you do have cameras in your residence halls, please let me know where they are located and their main purpose? We are hoping to hear back from institutions similar to our size, but I am curious to hear from the larger schools as well.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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Our Department is moving to help our students become more academically focused. With that, we need to train our RAs on how to have conversations around academics, as well as how to create a successful program focused around academics.
We were looking to see if anyone currently does training on these issues with their RA staff?
Any suggestions or sharing of resources on training around academic support would be greatly appreciated!
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