Presentation on theme: "Jane Kushma, Ph.D. Associate Professor Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL Developing Competency-Based Emergency Management Degree Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Jane Kushma, Ph.D. Associate Professor Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL Developing Competency-Based Emergency Management Degree Programs
Outline Evolution of emergency management curriculum development The case for attention to competencies Challenges and opportunities Possible frameworks Implementation approaches Resources
Evolution The early days Post 9/11 boom Current trends Curriculum of the future
The case for competencies Rationale The competency literature Important distinctions… knowledge areas/ skills/professional behaviors; layers/levels; proficiency metrics
What are the challenges? Diversity of the “communities” Lack of consensus re required curriculum Measurement issues Motivation and incentives Others?
Possible frameworks CEM… the concept and the credential EM Principles IAEM S&P Competency Framework for Emergency Managers (TBD) Other influences and frameworks…?
Implementation strategies Competency domain development initiative Assessment development initiatives, e.g., GWU’s VHA work Share instructional/assessment best practices (e.g., experiential learning, simulations, virtual reality applications) Others?
EM Resources CEM http://www.iaem.com/certification/generalinfo/cem.htm http://www.iaem.com/certification/generalinfo/cem.htm IAEM EM Principles http://www.iaem.com/EMPrinciples/index.htm http://www.iaem.com/EMPrinciples/index.htm FEMA ISP, Professional Development Series http://training.fema.gov/IS/searchIS.asp?keywords=PDS http://training.fema.gov/IS/searchIS.asp?keywords=PDS
CBE Resources Internet Resources for Higher Ed Outcome Assessment http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/assmt/resource.htm http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/assmt/resource.htm Association of American Colleges and Universities, Assessment Resources http://www.aacu.org/resources/assessment/index.cfm http://www.aacu.org/resources/assessment/index.cfm