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1 Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Project B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM (301) , May 31, 2002

2 Wisc TESC RIT UNT Project Begins UC- Berk Emergency Management College Programs by FY

3 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 =

4 4 Growth of Collegiate Programs n From 72 (May 2001) to 78 (May 2002) n 9 Additions 2 AD Level (EM AD and EM Certificate)2 AD Level (EM AD and EM Certificate) 2 BA Level (EM BA and BA Minor)2 BA Level (EM BA and BA Minor) 5 Graduate Level (Concentrations)5 Graduate Level (Concentrations) n 3 Subtractions 2 AD Certificates2 AD Certificates 1 Non Academic Credit Certificate1 Non Academic Credit Certificate

5 5 Projected Collegiate Program Growth n ~ 100 Programs Under Investigation n 35 at Associate Level n 38 at Bachelor Level n 22 at Graduate Level

6 6 Course Development Projects n 11 Completed Upper Division Courses n 7 Under Development –6 Upper Division –1 Graduate n 5 FY 2002 Planned Development Projects –Coastal Hazards Management –Hazards Risk Management –Holistic Disaster Recovery –Social Dimensions of Disaster and EM Modification –Textbook n 3 FY 2003 Planned Development Projects –Disaster Reduction Marketing Strategies –Floodplain Management –Legal Issues in Emergency Management

7 7 Partnerships n Association of Floodplain Managers n Coastal Services Center (NOAA) n Corps of Engineers (EM Division) n National Science Foundation n North Carolina Division of Emer.Mgmt. n Public Entity Risk Institute

8 8 HiEd Project Website Changes n Activity Reports n Emergency Mgmt. Competencies n Practitioner’s Corner n Service Learning n

9 9 Next HiEd Project Conference n June 4-5, 2003 – Emmitsburg, MD

10 10 Goals EMI Higher Education Project n (1) Increase Collegiate Study of Hazards, Disasters, and EM Disasters, and EM n (2) Enhance EM Profession, and n (2) Support Colleges & Universities

11 11 Audiences Goal: Enhance EM Profession n Typical College Students Juniors and SeniorsJuniors and Seniors Upon Graduation-- Enter EM ProfessionUpon Graduation-- Enter EM Profession Upon Graduation Enter Other ProfessionsUpon Graduation Enter Other Professions Public, Private, and Volunteer SectorsPublic, Private, and Volunteer Sectors n Practitioners Enhance ProfessionalismEnhance Professionalism n Affiliated Practitioners Want to Enter the FieldWant to Enter the Field Want Advancement/Knowledge ExpansionWant Advancement/Knowledge Expansion

12 12 Philosophical Context Overview Goal: Enhance EM Profession n E.M. of the Future, Not E.M. as is Today n Building Disaster Resilient Communities n Balance Technocratic/Vulnerability Models n I.E. Paradigm Shift

13 13 Future of Emergency Management Goal: Enhance EM Profession n New Hazards n Greater Hazard Frequency and Intensity n Escalating Costs n Growing Societal Vulnerability n Paradigm Shift -- a matter not of making minor corrections, but of adjusting to a major conceptual revolution.

14 14 HiEd Project Activities HiEd Project Activities Goal 2: College and University Support n Maintenance of the “College List” n Compilation of EM Course Syllabi n Proposals Compendium n Letters of Support, Consultation n Annual EM HiEd Conference at EMI n Intern Opportunities n Learning Resource Center Access

15 15 Goal 2: College and University Support Types of HiEd Project Activities Goal 2: College and University Support n Associate Degree Level Wide Range of Training Courses AvailableWide Range of Training Courses Available CD ROM and EMI Course CatalogCD ROM and EMI Course Catalog n Bachelor Degree Level Developed EM CurriculumDeveloped EM Curriculum –Support Emergency Mgmt. Department –Farmed-Out to Existing Departments Courses to Support Other DisciplinesCourses to Support Other Disciplines n Graduate Level Modify HiEd Courses-Develop Grad CoursesModify HiEd Courses-Develop Grad Courses

16 16 EM HiEd Project Courses Goal 2: College and University Support n Mostly Upper Division, Class-Room Based n Modifiable to Lower Division, Graduate n Developed via Contract by Academics n Academic Education, Not Advanced Training n Ready-To-Teach n More Than Can Be Taught in Semester

17 17 Courses Under Development (9) Goal 2: College and University Support n Building Disaster Resilient Communities n Disaster Operations and Management n Earthquake Hazard and Emergency Management n Emergency Management Skills & Principles n Hazards Risk Assessment

18 18 Courses Under Development (Con’t) Goal 2: College and University Support n Living in a Hazardous Environment n New Directions in Hazards Mitigation— Breaking the Disaster Cycle n Social Vulnerability Approach to E.M. n Theory, Principles and Fundamentals of Hazards, Disasters and U.S. Emergency Management

19 19 Degree Programs Goal 3: EM Program in All States n University of North Texas (BS) n Thomas Edison University (BS) n Rochester Institute of Technology (BS) n UCLA Continuing Ed Certificate Pgm. n University of Wisconsin Diploma Pgm.

20 20 Degree Programs Goal 3: EM Program in All States n 78 College Emergency Mgmt.Programs: 30 Certificates, Minors, Diplomas30 Certificates, Minors, Diplomas 10 Associate Degrees10 Associate Degrees 10 Bachelor Degrees10 Bachelor Degrees 21 Masters-Level Programs21 Masters-Level Programs 7 Doctoral-Level Programs 7 Doctoral-Level Programs n 44 Others Under Development or Investigation

21 21 State Map Break-Out n 32 States, DC & Puerto Rico Have EM Pgms. n 11 States Are Investigating EM Programs n 5 States Have EM-Related Programs –B&I Loss Prevention, Safety Management –Emergency Services –Environmental Studies –Hazardous Materials Management –Natural Hazards Risk Management n 2 States Have No EM or Related Program

22 22 Proposed Course: Holistic Disaster Recovery n Long-Term Focus n BDRC Context n Economic n Environmental n Political n Psychological n Social/Cultural

23 23 EM Higher Education Project Update n Colleges and Universities n Conference n Course Development n Course Modifications n Emergency Management Competencies n Partnership Agreements n Practitioner’s Corner n Service Learning n Activity Reports n


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