ERIC Number: ED316131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Emergency Administration and Planning Institute.
Reed, Robert R.
The Emergency Administration and Planning program at the University of North Texas (Denton) is the only undergraduate degree-granting program in emergency management and training in the country. It is a 128-hour program based on a public administration curriculum, with additional coursework in behavioral analysis, sociology, rehabilitative studies, and emergency administration and planning. Course offerings have doubled in 2 years, with 36 semester hours of credit now available in emergency management. The program is leading the university in the development of computer graphics and state-of-the-art image projection techniques to enhance classroom learning. The technology is also used for authoring innovative computer-assisted-learning courses for the distant learner. Three staff members perform teaching and administrative duties. Expansion to a Master's program is anticipated. Student enrollment and semester hour production has increased over 400% in 4 years, with over 80 majors. Of the 20 graduates to date, 3 have received scholarships for the Master's program in public adminstration. Continued inclusion of the program as a special line item appropriation in the state budget is additional evidence of program success. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; North Texas State Univ., Denton.