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1 Carol L. Cwiak North Dakota State University Shaping the Future: A Status Report on Emergency Management Higher Education

2 The EM Hi Ed community extends its gratitude to FEMA’s Hi Ed team, particularly the ever lovely Barbara Johnson for all she does for the community day-in and day out! Thank you members of the EM Hi Ed Community for your participation!

3  Invitation only survey to all institutions on the FEMA Hi Ed webpage offering emergency management certificate or degree programs  One survey response per institution  Participants were asked to answer as many questions as possible given the status of their program and the data available to them

4 Institutions solicited174 1 Institutions offering (offerings in category) : Doctoral 9 (10) Masters 58 (63) Masters 2 50 (59) Bachelors34 (34) Bachelor 3 27 (29) Associate46 (48) Certificate65 (69) 1 May Certificate, specialty, or track 3 Concentration or minor 20 of the responding programs reported they plan to develop new programs over the next year.

5 Institutions solicited174 Responses received 50 Response rate 29% “USA Today has come out with a new survey - apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.” ~ David Letterman

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7 Emergency Management 31 Management35 Disaster13 Preparedness 6 Crisis 5 Homeland Security 4 “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare

8 Emergency Management School of Social Work Health Science Public Safety Technology Human Services Public Service Business Public Management and Policy Lifelong Learning & Community Engagement Criminal Justice Information & Technology School of Management Social Sciences Public Administration School of Management School of Public & Environmental Affairs Center for Workforce Development Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning Fire Protection Technology Psychology Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Continuing Liberal & Professional Studies Technical Criminal Justice School of Public Policy & Administration

9 n = 45

10 n = 47 Public 30% Private 2% Both 68%

11 17,538 Number of students reached by EM program courses (extrapolated from response of 5,086/29%) 4,534 Number of EM graduates this year (extrapolated from response of 1315/29%) 18,796 Number of students that have graduated from EM programs to date (current extrapolation added to 2011 figure of 14,262)

12 n = 48 “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~Albert Einstein

13 Full-time Faculty None 24% 1 41% 213% 3-510% % % n = 37* n = 49

14 Part-time Faculty None 22% 1 10% 2-535% % % n = 49 Associated Faculty None 51% 1 14% 2-523% % % n = 49

15 Full-time Faculty Devoted to Program 2012 None 33% 143% 212% 3-4 4% 5-6 8% n = None 29% 1 40% 2 15% 3 6% 4-5 6% 6-9 4% 2010 None 37% 1 37% 2 13% 3 7% 4-7 6%

16 Did not attempt to hire 62% Attempted to hire, but did not hire 6% Hired new faculty 32% 16 institutions - 43 new hires Full-time 17 Adjunct 26 n = 50

17 n = 47

18 n = 44n = 43 Principles are used in varying degrees across a wide variety of courses, both as course content and to structure courses

19 n= 45 Technology Number of Institutions TeachingGIS21 Hazus10 Web EOC/ Other web-based EOC system 19 Social networking 15 Media software 12 Other (LMS, Blackboard, 2 nd Life, Web Tycho) 4 None7

20 n = % 14 % 55 %

21 Access to External Funding Opportunities (e.g., grants, contracts, etc.) n = 43

22 Access to Institutional Funding (e.g., stipends to develop courses/materials) n = 43

23 Access to Library Resources (e.g., ability to obtain new holdings) n = 43

24 Institutional Administrative Support (e.g., support attempts to develop & implement new program ideas) n = 43

25 Local EM Community Support (e.g., county and regional) n = 43

26 State EM Community Support (e.g., state level agency & state professional organization) n = 43

27 National EM Professional Community Support (e.g., IAEM, NEMA, EMPOWER, etc.) n = 43

28 FEMA-specific Support (e.g., Hi Ed Program, EMI, etc.) n = xx

29 DHS-specific Support (e.g., overarching DHS programs & agencies within DHS other than FEMA-specific support) n = 43

30 Table 2- Representation Across Program Level Access/SupportnMean Std. Deviation Access to external funding opportunities to support your program (e.g., grants, contracts, etc.) Access to institutional funding (e.g., stipends to develop courses/materials) Access to library resources (e.g., ability to obtain new holdings) Institutional administrative support (e.g., support attempts to develop & implement new program ideas) Local emergency management community support (e.g., county and regional) State emergency management community support (e.g., state-level agency & state professional organization) National emergency management professional community support (e.g., IAEM, NEMA, EMPOWER, etc.) FEMA-specific support (e.g., Higher Education Program, EMI, etc.) DHS-specific support (e.g., overarching DHS programs & agencies within DHS other than FEMA-specific support)

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32 Carol L. Cwiak, J.D., Ph.D. Dept. of Emergency Management North Dakota State University NDSU Dept P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND (701) "Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions." ~William Allin


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