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1 Emergency Management Higher Education Project Status Report Emergency Management Higher Education Conference June 4-5, 2003 B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM (301) ,

2 2 EM Higher Education Conference Participation n 116 Participants – Largest Ever -For EM & HS n 84 Colleges and Universities Represented –NC leads with 6 Schools Represented n 7 College Systems, Associations, Centers n n 3 Partners – COE, NSF, PERI n 41 States Represented & District of Columbia –NC leads with 7 Participants n 3 Countries Represented

3 3 From The Past From The Past n “We have to confront the growing threats of intentional disasters – school violence and terrorism.” (Kay Goss, FEMA Associate Director, Preparedness Training and Exercises, July 1998) (Kay Goss, FEMA Associate Director, Preparedness Training and Exercises, July 1998)

4 4 From The Past From The Past n “One of our problems is that some of our graduate students are being hired out from under us – by merely being enrolled in the Crisis and Emergency Management Program.” n (Greg Shaw, George Washington University, July 1999)

5 5 From The Past From The Past n “If you really want to help your students then help them get GOOD INTERNSHIPS – this is one of the best learning experiences that there is for emergency management students.” (Daniel Robeson, President, Emergency Management Students Association, June 2000) (Daniel Robeson, President, Emergency Management Students Association, June 2000)

6 6 From The Past n “Presenters need to keep their presentations within their given timeframe!” (From Participant Conference Evaluation)

7 7 From The Past n “With more and more colleges and universities offering certificates and degrees in emergency management, the profession has finally become the career of ‘first choice’ for today’s best and brightest students of higher education.” (Steve Charvat, DC Office of Emergency Management, May 2002)

8 Emergency Management College Programs by FY UNT - Univ. of No. Texas RIT – Rochester Inst. Of Tech. TESC – Thomas Edison State College WISC – Univ. of WI – Madison UNTRIT TESC WISC UC - Berkley Project Begins

9 9 Growth of Collegiate “Emergency Management” Programs n June 2001 – 72 n June 2002 – 78 n June 2003 – 96 – 7 Doctoral Programs –23 Masters Programs – 9 Bachelor Degrees –15 Associate Degrees –42 Certificates and Minors

10 10 Growth of Collegiate EM Programs Between Conferences n 20 Additional Programs n 2 Folded Programs Both were Emergency Mgmt. CertificatesBoth were Emergency Mgmt. Certificates n Net Increase of 18 New Programs n Average of 1 and 1/2 Per Month n Several Others Lined-Up For Fall Roll-Out

11 11 Projected Collegiate EM Program Growth n ~ 100 Programs Under Investigation or Development: –32 at Associate Level –39 at Bachelor Level –27 at Graduate Level – 1 – Not Sure

12 Map of US Showing Status of EM College Programs by State Emer. Mgmt. Program in Place = Proposed Emer. Mgmt. Program =No Program = Related Emer. Mgmt. Program =

13 13 State Map Break-Out n 46 States Have EM or Related Programs or are Investigating or Developing One: 33 States Have Emergency Mgmt Programs33 States Have Emergency Mgmt Programs –DC & Puerto Rico Have Emergency Mgmt Programs as Well 10 States Are Investigating EM Programs10 States Are Investigating EM Programs 3 States Have EM-Related Programs 3 States Have EM-Related Programs 4 States Have No EM or Related Program 4 States Have No EM or Related Program –(Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Vermont)

14 14 Homeland Security Higher Education Programs n 15 Homeland Security/Terrorism Programs 4 Graduate-Level4 Graduate-Level 2 Bachelors-Level2 Bachelors-Level 2 Associate-Level2 Associate-Level 7 Continuing Education Unit-Level7 Continuing Education Unit-Level n 10 HS Programs Being Developed 7 Graduate-Level7 Graduate-Level 1 Bachelors-Level1 Bachelors-Level 2 CEU-Level2 CEU-Level

15 15 International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Higher Education Programs n 8 Collegiate Programs Andrews University, MichiganAndrews University, Michigan Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University Harvard School of Public Health & MITHarvard School of Public Health & MIT Tufts UniversityTufts University Tulane UniversityTulane University University of South Florida, TampaUniversity of South Florida, Tampa University of WisconsinUniversity of Wisconsin

16 16 Summary of Programs IN-PLACE: IN-PLACE: n 96 Emergency Management Programs n 15 Homeland Security/Terrorism Programs n 8 International Disaster Management Programs UNDER INVESTIGATION OR DEVELOPMENT: UNDER INVESTIGATION OR DEVELOPMENT: n ~ 100 Emergency Management Programs n 10 Homeland Security Programs

17 17 Programs Growing In Size As Well As Numbers n The Crisis and Disaster Management Program has steadily grown – to the point that it is now the 2 nd largest in the home department. (Dianna Havner Bryant, CMSU, April 2003) n The MPA EM Concentration program was overwhelmed this year – had to turn students away – more in queue for next semester. (Bill Waugh, GSU, April 2003)

18 18 Programs Growing In Size As Well As Numbers n EAM program going very well – 70 of 74 graduates landed EM-relevant jobs- $38 to $42K range. (Mary Ann Rollans, ATU, March 2003) n JSU is averaging 30 new graduate EM students per semester. (Brenda Phillips, Feb. 2003) n EM Certificate going so well we’re adding an AD. (Don Beckering, Hennipin TC, March 2003)

19 19 Summary of FEMA EM Higher Education Course Development Projects n 12 Completed Upper Division Courses Latest: Building Disaster Resilient CommunitiesLatest: Building Disaster Resilient Communities Next: Social Vulnerability Approach to DisasterNext: Social Vulnerability Approach to Disaster Now Adding to Existing CoursesNow Adding to Existing Courses n 5 Development Projects Started in 2002 Coastal HM, Hz Risk Mgmt., Recovery, Social Dimen., 2 nd Ed., TextbookCoastal HM, Hz Risk Mgmt., Recovery, Social Dimen., 2 nd Ed., Textbook n 3 Courses Fm Previous Years Being Worked n 3 Courses Planned for FY 2003 n 2-3 Planned for FY 2004

20 20 Projects Under Way n Coastal Hazards Management-Graduate n Disaster Operations and Management n Earthquake Hazard Management n Hazards Risk Management n New Directions in Hazards Mitigation-Graduate n Social Dimensions of Disaster, 2 nd Edition n Sustainable Disaster Recovery n Textbook – Electronic Introduction to EmerMgmt

21 21 Course Development Contracts for FY Pending n Hazards Mapping and Modeling n Homeland Security and Terrorism n Introduction to Floodplain Management (Graduate Course)

22 22 Course Development Options for FY 2004 n Hazards Risk Communication n Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Mgmt. n Mitigation Loss Reduction Methods of Analysis n Mitigation Planning n Natural Hazards Engineering for Non-Engineers n Politics of Disaster

23 23 Partnerships n North Carolina Division of Emer. Mgmt. n Coastal Services Center (DOC/NOAA) n U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (EM Div.) n Public Entity Risk Institute n National Science Foundation n Association of Floodplain Managers n Colleges and Universities -- Interns

24 24 New on the Website 2003 n Collegiate CERT Current Postings forCurrent Postings for –Brigham Young University –Webber State University, UT n Activity Report Archives

25 25 Next Emergency Management Higher Education Conference n June 9-10, 2004 – Emmitsburg, MD


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