Findings of the 2016 National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
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We are pleased to welcome Andre Le Duc to our free webinar series, Campus Public Safety Online, to present the results of the 2016 needs assessment of emergency management programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States.
Andre’s professional career and academic research are focused on the development of community and organizational resilience. Andre is Associate Vice President of Safety and Risk Services (SRS) and the Chief Resilience Officer of the University of Oregon. The SRS portfolio provides leadership, expertise, and guidance on a variety of topics related to risk management, law enforcement, occupational health and safety, fire and life safety, environmental management, emergency management and business continuity.
During this session, Andre will present the results of the 2016 National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment (PDF) and discuss the five final recommendations, which were vetted and refined by an advisory committee, and next steps for moving forward. The findings are based on information collected from a survey of emergency management practitioners at institutions of higher education (IHEs), targeted interviews, case studies, discussions at a summit of representatives from IHEs, and input from a project advisory committee. The assessment looked at campus emergency management needs from an all-hazards and all-phases (e.g. preparedness, threat assessment, mitigation, response, continuity, and recovery) perspective. The assessment identified five key themes related to emergency management program needs on campus: institutional engagement, training and exercises, plans and operational continuity, staffing and resources, and partnerships and assistance. The findings are organized around these five themes, with each theme including supporting data and analysis.