Preparedness for Disasters--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Joining Forces. Highlights programs at Virginia Tech, Boston University, Bryant University, Kent State University, and the University of Philadelphia, that strengthen ties and cooperation between college and... 05/31/2009
Keeping the Madness at Bay. In the first of a series on terrorism's affect on higher education, college officials describe security steps their schools are taking against terror attacks. 11/30/2001
Knowledge Center: School Security Crisis Communications When a school or university is dealing with an emergency, communicating to constituents and the public is critical. To get the word out most effectively, administrators must choose methods that... 01/31/2012
Macon State College Emergency Response Plan. Lists this college's emergency procedures for explosions, aircraft crashes, fires, earthquakes, storms, snow, ice, floods, hazardous materials spills, bomb threats, violence or criminal behavior... 05/24/2005
Managing Disaster Recovery Centers on Campus. Narrates the experience of Southeast Louisiana University's use of their facilities as shelter during Hurricane Katrina, and as a staging area for relief efforts afterward. Lessons learned,... 09/30/2007
Mass Notification for Higher Education. Discusses essential considerations when designing a campus-wide mass notification system, and the pros and cons of current notification systems. 06/30/2010
Mass Notification Layers Fail to Reach the Classroom. The two primary emergency notification system (ENS) issues inside the classroom arise by architectural design and classroom culture. It is a space architecturally designed to minimize distractions... 07/07/2011
Mass Notification Systems: Approaching Critical Mass. Discusses the advent and current necessity of mass notification systems for higher education campuses. While many types of natural and man-made hazards are covered, the article details recent updates... 02/28/2011
NIMS/ICS: The National Incident Management System/Incident Command System. Describes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). The divisions of the systems are described, followed by a discussion of its advantages to... 06/30/2009
Planning for Battle. Discusses communication strategies for campus emergencies, with particular attention to electronic messaging systems (EMS). System selection, implementation, and use during a crisis are addressed. 02/29/2008
Planning, Designing and Managing Higher Education Institutions. Examines trends, issues, and case studies in higher education facilities planning, design, and management. These were gathered from an April, 2005 conference sponsored by APPA and the OECD Programme... 09/30/2005
Power to the People. Discusses the rise in power outages not related to a natural disaster, and illustrates sophisticated laboratory situations where valuable work can be ruined due to a loss of power. Backup generators... 09/30/2010
Prepared for the Worst. Advises on preparing higher education campuses for disease outbreaks. Inclusion of communicable disease experts, plans for quarantining and isolation, facilities requirements for protected areas, and... 03/31/2007
Preparing for Disaster. Discusses tornado and earthquake safety preparations, citing examples of damage and recovery at an Illinois middle school after a tornado, and at California State University, Northridge, after the... 05/31/2004
Preparing for Disaster. Describes protective measures undertaken at two universities in advance of 2003's Hurricane Isabel, the minimal property damage sustained, and procedural changes that were made afterward. 01/31/2004
Purposeful Redundancy. Reviews the use of sirens, text messages, e-mail blasts, outdoor voice systems, intercoms, and LED signs for campus emergency notification. The advantages and disadvantages of each system are... 08/31/2009
Reaching Out. Discusses high- and low-tech methods for campus emergency notification, illustrated with examples of how some institutions and districts use their systems, require appropriate redundancy, and craft... 06/30/2007
Ready to Respond: IP-Based Emergency Mass Notification. Discusses the third generation, or network-centric mass notification systems. These systems can deliver alerts to all species of communications and computing devices, as well as to traditional sirens... 08/31/2009
Ready, Set, Respond. Reviews the rapid expansion of emergency notification systems (EMS) on higher education campuses, in response to recent high-profile shootings. Multimodal alert systems include text messaging, emails... 03/31/2008
Rise in Tornadoes, Floods Poses Risk to Colleges. Discusses the effects of climate change on college facilities, with increasing incidents of severe weather and flooding. Increasing scrutiny by insurance companies, and the recent increase of damage... 07/02/2008
Risk Managers Extend Their Turf to Every Corner of the Campus. Discusses the advent of risk managers on higher education campuses, who monitor a variety of issues including facility design and construction, hazardous materials, special events, and compliance. 11/26/2009
Road to Recovery. Reviews the University of Iowa's response to 2008 flooding, which reached the 500-year flood threshold and exceeded the existing disaster response plan. Protection of building systems where... 06/30/2009
Safety and Security: Lessons Learned from 9/11. Discusses issues faced by the Borough of Manhattan Community College following the September 11th terrorist attacks: the expense of recovery and budgeting for it, developing an emergency preparedness... 11/30/2002
School Safety: Safeguarding Your Campus. Maximizing School IP Investments with Emergency Mass Notification. Discusses investing in a network-centric emergency mass notification system that leverages the existing IP infrastructure and integrates with existing fire alarm notification systems or public... 06/30/2011
Seven Best Practices for Emergency Notification. Advises on communication strategies for school emergencies, recommending that institutions thoroughly assess their resources and alternatives, internalize and practice emergency plans, be able to... 07/31/2007