Saturday, September 16, 2006


Below you will find resources to support the efforts of the workshop. Click on the title of the resource (hyperlink) to access the resources.
Resources are organized in the following categories:
  • Lead article - "Learning after Loss" - setting the context for the workshop
  • Sample University Plans - a sampling of emergency plans and dynamic search for plans
  • Government and Related Resources for Natural Disasters
  • Pandemic - Related Resources
  • Related Articles and Resources

Friday, September 15, 2006

Learning After Loss - Chelan David, University Business

Learning After Loss: Well-planned online and distance offerings can give institutions of higher education the ability to keep education going in the wake of disasterThe familiar rhythms of academia lend a comforting presence on college campuses. Each autumn as summer temperatures begin to fall, days shorten, and leaves flutter down, fresh-faced students arrive en masse, their futures pregnant with possibility. Last year, however, as students and educators in the Gulf Coast region prepared for the onset of fall classes, an unexpected visitor interrupted the traditional proceedings: Hurricane Katrina. In the storm's wake, nearly 1,600 lives were lost, property damage numbered in the tens of billions of dollars, and educational institutions found themselves in disarray.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

University Emergency Planning: Google Search

Summary of emergency planning at colleges and universities. Dynamically updated Google search for - "emergency planning" + university.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

University of Michigan Business Continuity Plan


  • Health and safety of faculty, staff, students, hospital patients, contractors, renters, and any other people on University premises.
  • Delivery of health care and hospital patient services: admissions, diagnostic tests, outpatient appointments, surgery & other procedures, patient records availability, etc.
  • Continuation and maintenance of research specimens, animals, biomedical specimens, research archives.
  • Delivery of teaching/learning process and student-related services: registration, faculty assignments, classroom scheduling, drop/add, financial aid services, government reports, grades, admissions, housing, etc.
  • Security and preservation of University facilities and equipment.
  • Maintenance of support for community/University partnerships.

Monday, September 11, 2006

UNC Pandemic Influenza Response Plan—Incident Level Responsibilities

This is a DRAFT plan assembled by the UNC Department of Environment, Health and Safety. The actions listed below have not necessarily been agreed to by the departments and entities listed. Each listed departments and entities should please review this plan and forward their edits to EHS. This document incorporates good planning and response advice from various sources, including other universities, the CDC, public health officials, etc.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

University of Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan

The University of Minnesota, like all state agencies, has an Emergency Operations Plan that conforms to state and federal regulations. It is a broad plan that establishes response protocol and a chain of command for serious emergencies that threaten the health and safety of the campus community or disrupt its programs and activities. It is intended to cover emergencies ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. In an emergency, the University's goals are to protect life and safety, secure critical infrastructure and facilities, and resume teaching and research activities as quickly and safely as possible. The response structure outlined in the plan helps to ensure that these goals are met.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

North Carolina State University Business Continuity Checklist

A 47- point checklist of essentials in planning business continuity and disaster recovery for universities.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Summary of Stanford University Emergency Plans

These documents provide a management framework for responding to major emergencies that may threaten the health and safety of the University community, or disrupt its programs and operations. The plans address earthquakes, fires or explosions, hazardous materials releases, extended power outages, floods, or mass casualty events.