Over-zealous risk management?

Fear of litigation has left some scholars unwilling to criticise students' work. David Matthews reports Academics are afraid to give negative student references or put candid remarks on exam scripts because of an overbearing risk-management culture in universities, according to a researcher who has undertaken a two-year study of the issue. Kim Soin, reader in accounting at the University of Greenwich, said academics needed to engage with the concept of risk management to ensure their…