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Monograph #1: Growing Together in Service.
W.A. Stewart, Director of Student Services, Simon Fraser University. November 1988 (English & French)

This monograph, "Growing Together In Service", is based on a presentation made by me to the Western Regional CACUSS Conference in Banff, Alberta, in 1987. That paper was modified and presented to the Canadian CACUSS Conference in Winnipeg in June, 1988. Many thanks go to Peggy Patterson at the University of Guelph for some very useful suggested revisions. 


Monograph #2: Campus Crime: University Liability for Failure to Protect Its Students.
D.R.R. DuPlessis, Associate Professor of Business Law, UNB. April 1993 (English & French)

This paper reviews recent developments in the law of negligence as it may be applied to post secondary institutions and suggests measures that may be taken to prevent crime and to protect against potential liability. The purpose of this paper is to examine university tort liability for crime occurring on campus. In addition, this paper discusses measures universities should take to prevent crime and to protect against potential liability. There have been no cases as yet in Canada where the issue of university liability for on-campus crime has arisen; therefore, the direction that has been taken in some U.S. jurisdictions will be examined. Such an approach will give some indication of the extent to which Canadian courts are likely to extend liability in this area. As well, Canadian cases in analogous areas of the law such as police liability for failure to prevent crimes and landlord liability for crimes committed by third parties against tenants will be explored.


Monograph #3: Procedural Fairness for University and College Students.
Lynn M. Smith, Ph.D.; Brandy Usick, M.Ed. June 2016 (English)
 
This monograph is intended to provide practical and reliable information about procedural fairness for university and college students in familiar and less legalistic terms. College and university officials may find it a highly useful tool, as it will provide guidance about fair procedures in dealing with various situations. In this monograph, the concern of procedural fairness will be explained and compared to it’s predecessor, natural justice. As well the American term, Due Process will be briefly addressed. A primary goal of this monograph is to clarify for Student Practitioners the expectations of procedural fairness and to alleviate some of the apprehension associated with this subject. The monograph will provide fundamental principles based on two primary rights, which can be used as guidelines for determining what types of procedural safeguards might be appropriate in certain circumstances. The two rights comprising procedural fairness are the right to be heard and the right to an unbiased decision.
  
Monograph #4: Suicide Risk Management on the Post-Secondary Campus.
Judy Murphy, September 2003 (English)

Judy Murphy has a Masters Degree in Social Work. She specializes in working with students with disabilities, is a certified Suicide Trainer with Living Works and is currently a sessional instructor in the Social Work Program at Mount Royal College and a private consultant. She worked as a counselor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for almost 20 years.

This monograph provides an introduction to the topic of suicide for front line responders in colleges and universities. This document provides practical guidelines on managing the risk of student suicide for all staff who encounter students in their day to day operations- including housing, admissions, athletics, registration staff. Ms. Murphy provides some background on the topic of suicide and its cultural perspectives. She describes the factors associated with student suicide within the post-secondary environment and the institutional policy challenges presented. The main focus of the monograph is the practical guide for natural helpers. This includes signs, resources, and interventions. Murphy presents a model for suicide risk reduction in the post-secondary community and recommendations for a broad response/support network.
 
Monograph #5: Making the Connection: Civic Leadership Development on Post Secondary Campuses through Community Service Learning.
Cheryl Rose, April 2006 (English)
 
Making the Connection: Civic Leadership Development on Post Secondary Campuses through Community Service Learning is a monograph prepared for CACUSS by Cheryl Rose.

Cheryl has a Masters Degree in Capacity Development; her studies and research have focused on student perspective on, and engagement in, civically committed activities. She has professional experience both within the non-profit sector and as a citizenship and leadership educator. Currently, in addition to being a sessional instructor of a community-based course at the University of Guelph, she directs the Canadian Association for Community Service-Learning.

This monograph makes the case that universities and colleges have held and continue to hold a critically important role as institutional citizens in society, and that they must intentionally encourage post-secondary students towards active, engaged citizenship. It is intended as a resource to both advocate for, and offer practical assistance to, professional staff and faculty to design and implement effective educational practices which encourage civic leadership development in students. Drawing upon relevant leadership and community development models and research, the educational approach called community service-learning is described as a promising practice for achieving these goals. Specific campus examples are included.
 
Monograph #6: Bereavement and Grief in a Post-Secondary Context
Ann Laverty, Ph.D., R Psych; Lara Schultz, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, January 2010 (English)
 
As post-secondary counsellors, we have often encountered students dealing with grief. We also believe many of you have interacted with bereaved students in your work. Most importantly, we view all members of cmapus communities as integral partners in creating environments of outreach and support in times of bereavement. The idea of writing this monograph emerged from our work with students and is written as a resource for all staff working within student services. We also hope that faculty members, staff outside of student services and student leaders will find it a beneficial resource as they are often some of the first to come in contact with bereaved students in need of support and care. 


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