ERIC Number: EJ710151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-27
Reference Count: N/A
Getting HBCUs in the Disaster-Response Loop
Colston, Ladd G.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n25 p66 Jan 2005
Natural and man-made disasters represent an ominous threat to the research, instructional and public service missions of colleges and universities. From the bombings in Oklahoma City to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 to last year's Hurricane Frances, the potential damage to campus buildings, human life and irreplaceable archival resources is a reality worthy of administrative pre-planning. In March 2004, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore a historically Black land grant institution worked in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to sponsor the workshop "Partnering through Emergency Management and Mitigation" for historically Black colleges and universities located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since a majority of the university representatives came from administrative affairs, physical facilities and/or campus safety units, the primary locus was directed toward campus safety and security in the event of a disaster. Outcomes and recommendations from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop have primarily focused on expanding HBCU involvement in emergency management and mitigation.
Descriptors: Workshops, School Safety, Terrorism, National Security, Black Colleges, Emergency Programs, School Security
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Maryland; Oklahoma