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1 Status Report Emergency Management Higher Education Project June 8, 2004

2 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, EM HiEd Conference Participation  183 Participants – Largest Ever – 114 Last Year  94 U.S. Colleges and Universities Last Year  3 Foreign Colleges/Universities-- 4 Last Year  4 College Systems or Associations-- 2 Last Year  40 States Plus the District of Columbia – 41 Last Year  7 Countries – 3 Last Year

3 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Topics To Be Covered  Very Busy Conference – Need Suggestions for Next Year  Recent Developments – NSF/FEMA EM HiEd Workshop  Growth of Collegiate Programs  Materials Development Status Report  Future Developments?

4 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, June ‘03-June ‘04 Developments  Fall 2003 – 1 st Ph.D in Emergency Management at NDSU  October 2003 – NSF/FEMA EM HiEd 21 st Century Disaster/Emergency Manager Workshop  Disaster Losses Still Going Up, Swiss and Munich Re Sound Alarm – How Far Is Hollywood Off the Map?  Hazard, Disaster, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Programs Growing Nicely, Thank You Very Much

5 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Collegiate “EM” Program Growth       June  June  June  June  June June 2003 To June 2004:  8-- AD Level  4-- BA/S Level  6-- Graduate Level

6 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, “EM” College Programs By Year

7 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Projected “EM” HiEd Program Growth  97 Programs Under Investigation or Development  31 at Associate Level  34 at Bachelor Level  32 at Graduate Level

8 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, US Map of EM HiEd Programs

9 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, US EM HiEd State Map Breakout  37 States Have “Emergency Management” Programs  District of Columbia and Puerto Rico Have EM Programs  8 States Are Investigating or Developing “EM” Programs  2 States Have EM-Related Programs  Business and Industry Loss Prevention, Safety Management  Environmental Studies, Science and Technology  3 States Have No “EM” or Related Program  (Maine, Montana, Nebraska)

10 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Homeland Security & Int. Programs  27+ Homeland Security, Homeland Defense, Terrorism, and Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs  9 at AD Level  11 at BA/S Level  7 at MA Level  10+ Homeland Security Programs Under Development or Investigation  9 International Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Assistance Programs

11 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Programs Growing In Size Also  The Crisis and Disaster Management Program has steadily grown – to the point that it is now the 2 nd largest in the home department. (Diana H. Bryant, Central Missouri State University, April 2003)  The MPA EM Concentration program was overwhelmed this year – had to turn students away – more in queue for next semester. (Bill Waugh, Georgia State University, April 2003)  JSU is averaging 30 new graduate EM students per semester. (Brenda Phillips, Jacksonville State University, Feb. 2003)

12 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Programs Growing In Size Also  EM Certificate going so well we’re adding an AD. (Don Beckering, Minnesota State College System, March 2003)  Over the past four years we have seen our student population nearly double [185 declared majors], and our credit hour production more than triple…we are contemplating putting a cap on enrollment. (David McEntire, University of North Texas, March 2004)  The B.S. in Emergency Management is one of the fastest growing four year degrees at the University of Akron. (David Hoover and Nancy Grant, University of Akron, March 2004)

13 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Programs Growing In Size Also  Doubled the size of our program in one-year from two cohorts to four and added two new certificates….  Growing from one certificate to a multi-disciplinary program with a Bachelor of Science in Disaster Management, Master of Science in Disaster Management, and Dr. of Public Health in Disaster Management by August (Craig Marks, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, March 2004)

14 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Programs Growing In Size Also  The Master of Science graduate degree in Fire & Emergency Management Administration at Oklahoma State University continues to grow. It is now the second largest of 19 master degree programs in the College of Arts & Sciences at OSU. We are expecting more than a 40% enrollment increase in our courses by the end of this academic year. (Anthony Brown, Oklahoma State University, April 12, 2004)

15 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Programs Growing In Size Also  Graduate enrollment in the Emergency/Disaster Management program has increased by 28% in the last five months to 72 students. Undergraduate enrollment…has increased by 54%…TO 111 students…. Graduate enrollment in our Homeland Security program has increased 58%…to 271 students. Undergraduate enrollment…has increased by 32%…to 303 students. (Robert Jaffin, American Public University System, March 16, 2004)

16 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Graduates Getting Jobs  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. (Greg Shaw, George Washington University, July 1999)  The Emergency Administration and Management program is going very well…70 of 74 graduates landed emergency management relevant jobs this past year…in the $38,000 to $42,000 range. (Mary Ann Rollans, Arkansas Tech University, March 2003)  Disaster Managers: A new profession in Turkey through the ITU Graduate Degree Program! A vision became a reality…All 13 Graduates were placed in high level government and private sector disaster management positions. Applications for the upcoming program have increased 4-fold. (Derin Ural, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, March 18, 2004)

17 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, EM HiEd Project Projections…  More Emergency and Disaster Management Programs  More Homeland Security Programs  More International Disaster Management Programs  More Private-Sector Oriented Programs/Emphasis

18 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, And An Observation  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, Emergency Manager, University of Washington, May 2002)

19 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, How Are We Being Supportive?  15 Completed Courses – Website -- Free College Courses  Latest: Hazards Risk Management  Next: Holistic Disaster Recovery  Regularly add new material to existing courses  8 Courses Under Development, including 3 in FY 2003  Hazards Mapping and Modeling – Upper Division  Homeland Security and Terrorism short course – Upper Division  Flood Plain Management – Graduate Level  Draft material also downloadable from EM HiEd Website – Free College Courses  2 Planned in 2005:  Legal Basis For and Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Management  Emergency Management Theory – Graduate Course  See Notebook handout for suggestions – and Vote!

20 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Suggested Development Projects  Communicating Risk/Risk Communication  Cost Benefit Analysis and Risk Assessment  Engineering/Building/Con- struction Professions and Disaster Reduction  Hazards Engineering for Non- Engineers  Journalism, Hazards and Disasters  Legal Basis for and Legal and Ethical Issues in Emer.Mgmt.  Planning for Hazards and Disasters  Politics of and Public Policy in Emergency Management  Psychology of Disasters  Social Marketing in EM  Survey Course of US Hazards  Theory of Emergency Mgmt.

21 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, How Are We Being Supportive?  2 Books Under Development and Another in Contracts  Introduction to Emergency Management Textbook – and Additions  International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters Articles  Hazards Risk Management Case Studies Textbook – Thanks to COE  2005: Textbook for Social Dimensions 2 nd Ed. Course  Homeland Security Related Training Courses CD ROM  Audio-Visual Materials  Film and Video Annotated Bibliography, DVD Clips and Additions  Mini-Lectures  Video-Taped Conference Interviews

22 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, How Are We Being Supportive?  Additions to Emergency Management Competencies Section  Added “Proposals Compendium” this year  Faculty and Student Projects Support  Emergency Management Faculty Vacancy Announcements  Book Lists

23 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Implications and Issues  Although knowledge does not guarantee power over natural catastrophe, it is a prime requisite of disaster prevention. (David Alexander, 2000, p. 249)  Tsunami Metaphor  Planning Analogy  Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. (H.G. Wells)  Paradigm Shift or Evolution  Effect of Homeland Security  Follow the Money  Ready for Catastrophe?

24 B. Wayne Blanchard June 8, Finally  Next Emergency Management High Ed Conference  June 7-9, 2005 – Three Full Days? What Priorities? Format?  Here at Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, Maryland  120 Dorm Rooms Reserved and an additional classroom  Use Evaluation forms in notebooks to make recommendations.  Sign-up for Activity Reports to stay current with EM Hi-Ed related developments --

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