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					 Radford University
            Radford , Virginia




                 Academic
                 Continuity

Dr. Dennie Templeton
Executive Director of Emergency Preparedness

Dr. Gary Ellerman
Professor Emeritus, Radford University
Four Phases of Emergency Management




               IHE
       Higher Education Challenges


•   NYU
•   UCLA
•   University of Oregon
•   University of Hawaii
•   Virginia Institutions
        HE Chronology of Incidents
1970 University of Wisconsin - Madison bombing
  1972 Hurricane Agnes
   1983 Hurricane Alice
    1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
      1994 Cal State Northridge earthquake
        1999 Texas A&M bonfire collapse
          2000 Seton Hall University fire
             2001 University of Washington arson
               2001 Tropical Storm Allison
                  2003 James Madison University fire
                    2005 Hurricane Katrina
                      2005 Hurricane Rita
                        2007 Virginia Tech massacre
                          2007 Pepperdine University fire
                            2008 Union University tornado
                               2008 Northern Illinois University shooting
                                2008 Louisiana Tech shooting
                                 2008 Indiana earthquake
                                   2008 Southern Arkansas train derailment
                                    2008 Lady of the Lake University fire
    Instructional Disruption

• Violence on campus
• Weather
• Technology           Tulane University


• Pandemic
                      Disaster                 Response                   Disaster          Aftermath
                      planning                                            Recovery


                Emergency
                Notification
                                      Emergency                                                  Administrative
                                      Operations                                                   Services
Threat review


           Campus                                                                                  Business
           Safety and                                                                              Continuity
            Security                                             Preparedness             IT Systems       IT data
                                                                                                           backup
                                                              Institutional
                                                               Resilience
    Student
                                                                  Continuity
   readiness

                    Faculty
                   readiness
                                                     Mode of                                                      Athletics
Advising          Academic                         instruction
                                                                                          Operational
                  Continuity                                                   Research   Continuity
                                                   Learning
                           Scalable                                                                     Library
Special needs                                        Mgmt
                           courses
 populations                                        System


                                                                                Sloan-C International Symposium
       Strategic Strategies
             Sloan-C International Symposium
                           2008


• Develop academic emergency plans as
  facility/IT plans are being formulated
• Develop a plan for re-establishing
  institutional Web sites…fast
• Develop student continuation plans—online
  learning should be a key component
• It is difficult to develop online courses or to
  undertake faculty training in a crisis
• Develop a set of guiding policies and obtain
  policy commitments. Include…
   – “Admission” to another institution
   – Tuition and fees
   – Financial Aid
   – Credit transfer/recognition
   – Course completion/extension of terms
             Approaches

•   Assessment of resources
•   Faculty skills and expertise
•   Communication
•   What do you already do well ?
•   Learn from the past
    – Alternative delivery
    – Emergency management
• Partnerships
         Distance Education

•   “Out of the box” teaching
•   Multiple instructional tools
•   Instructional challenge
•   Faculty choice
•   Training Plan
•   Practice
      Distance Education
       Relevance to Institution

• Current users
• Level of practice
• Required ?
• Minimum standards
• Survey
• Emergency and Non emergency
  benefits
• Avoid all or nothing approach
        Faculty/Staff Concerns

•   Out of the box teaching
•   Technology competency
•   Increased work load
•   Student knowledge
•   Evaluations
•   Choices……..
    Student Concerns

• Knowledge of technology
• Comfortable with alternative
  instruction
• Grades
    Academic Continuity

…“the continuity of teaching and
learning, in particular, is not
usually on the emergency
management radar screen,
despite the fact that this is the
‘core business’ of higher
education.” (Schweber, 2007)
           continued

“…academic continuity is a
process that serves to sustain
and maintain teaching and
learning during a crisis situation,
whether a natural disaster, a
man-made disaster, or some
precipitating factor.”
                     (The Sloan Consortium, 2008)
       The Radford University
               Model
• Derived from a model created by Farleigh
  Dickinson University

• A web-based resource that is accessible to
  faculty as a means of providing access to
  instructional, tools, regardless of the level
  or understanding and skills they posses
  with regard to the use of technology.
       The Radford University
               Model
• The model is designed in a manner which
  facilitates customization as appropriate to
  the unique academic mission of any
  university.

• Continuing in the spirit of the work
  completed by FDU, anyone who adheres to
  the guidelines established by the Creative
  Commons Attribution Share-Alike Non-
  Commercial License version 3.0 is free to
  use, edit, and redistribute the content on
  the Radford University site consistent with
  specific provisions.
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