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1 Emergency Management Critical Thinkers: Optimizing Associates Level Program to Help New, Experienced, and Expert Leaders Enhance Marketability Associates Outcomes Task Force

2  Providing a Challenging, Consistent, and Intellectual Foundation – Rosa Gonzales, PhD. and Randy Egsegian, Ph.D.  Making the Connections Between the Classroom and Practical Experiences – Sam Lombardo, M.Ed.  Networking and Professional Development – Kathy Francis, MS, CEM  Making the Transition to Baccalaureate Programs– Steve Carter, M.S. 2

3 Randy Egsegian, Ph.D. and Rosa Gonzalez, Ph.D. 3

4 Associates Curriculum Outcomes Working Group Members Kathy Francis, MS, CEM Director, Emergency Management, Frederick Community College Steve Carter, MS Academic Director, University of Maryland University College Randy Egsegian, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Durham Technical Community College Rosa Gonzalez, Ph.D. Department Chair, Emergency Management/Fire Protection Technology, Erie Community College Bill Nash Dean of Technical Education, Barton Community College Lark Stewart, BS Director, AmberCross of Management and Marketing Bob Jaffin, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Idaho State University 4

5 It is our vision that all educational institutions work in tandem to provide educated, skilled, creative, and competent emergency management workers from the entry level through continuing education to our most senior executive emergency managers. 5

6 Develop an informational baseline of knowledge, skills, and abilities for graduates of associates degree programs. ◦ Identify the core outcomes ◦ Explore expectations of potential employers in emergency management ◦ Explore the framework of existing Emergency Management higher education programs 6

7  Value of General Education Courses ◦ Reading, Writing, Communications and Information Technology ◦ Mathematics ◦ Sciences  Core Areas ◦ Basic Concepts ◦ Planning Elements ◦ Career Development and Industry Interface ◦ Organizational Integration 7

8  Reading, Writing, Communications, and Information Technology Provide organized, clear, and concise delivery of emergency management information in both the verbal and written forms.  Mathematics Identify and apply specific mathematical techniques and concepts appropriate to Emergency Management analysis and problem solving.  Sciences Exhibit a general understanding of social, behavioral biological, physical and environmental sciences and methodologies and an awareness of moral issues and conflicts and how they impact emergency management in a multi-cultural society. 8

9  Basic Concepts – Principles, regulatory framework, historical evolution of disasters as well as the impact of social and cultural vulnerabilities  Planning Elements – Elements used in the planning process ◦ Hazard Analysis ◦ Risk Assessment ◦ Organizational roles and responsibilities ◦ Technical tools, software, modeling methods, mapping and other applications ◦ Training, exercise and evaluation reports 9

10  Career and Industry Interface ◦ Emergency Management standards and best practices ◦ Identity organizational needs and resource solutions  Analytics ◦ Problem identification ◦ Tools and technologies ◦ Researched-based and data-driven decision making ◦ Sustainable, real-world solution development 10

11 Sam Lombardo, M.Ed. Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management At Frederick Community College 11

12  Promote Individual and Collective Self-Efficacy  Change Habits of Mind and Points of View  Realize Ideal Self and Vision for Future  Transcend Self-Interests to Achieve Shared Goals 12

13  Facilitate Acquisition and Mastery of Key Course Concepts  Enhance Strategies and Skills for Learning and Discovery  Promote Positive Learning-Related Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs 13

14  Establish Shared Vision for Course  Provide Modeling and Mastery Experiences  Challenge and Encourage Students  Personalize Attention and Feedback  Foster Preflection and Reflection  Create Experiential Lessons (*based on Practical Experiences*) 14

15 Kathy Francis, MS, CEM Mid Atlantic Center for Emergency Management15

16  Public administration and community planning and development  Current and emerging technologies and disciplines  Public, private, and non-governmental organizational networking 16

17 Steve Carter, M.S. Mid Atlantic Center for Emergency Management17

18  Communications skills ◦ Oral ◦ Written  Research skills  Time commitment  Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating  Culminating experiences “Education is a matter of building bridges.” –Ralph Ellison 18

19  Offer a workshop presentation at 2014 EMI Higher Education Conference in June.  Reconvene the Working Group to finalize Associate Outcomes Document after conference feedback.  Request that EMI Higher Education add the Associate Outcomes to the current posting of Higher Education Outcomes on the website in April/May as the EMI Higher Education Conference announcements are issued. 19

20  Develop a Working Group to address graduate level program outcomes.  Integrate all higher education level Curriculum Outcomes recommendations with the new Working Group reports on Scholarship and Research to Ground the Emerging Discipline of Emergency Management.  Develop a Working Group to address Curriculum Outcomes of high school Emergency Management programs. 20

21 Facilitated discussion by Bob Jaffin 21

22 What are your concerns?How can we improve?  Curricula ◦ Innovative ◦ Rigorous ◦ Program/Course mapping  Enrollment ◦ Marketing ◦ Completion  Relationships ◦ High school programs ◦ Baccalaureate programs ◦ Work place ◦ Subject matter experts  Other concerns? 22

23  How can we collectively and individually improve associates-level programs?  What will be the legacy of associates-level programs?  How do associates-level programs share successes? 23

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