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Understanding How the REMS TA Center Supports Institutions of Higher Education

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Learn more about how the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center) supports institutions of higher education (IHEs). In this webinar, Madeline Sullivan, contracting officer’s representative for the REMS TA Center, and Janelle Hughes, director of communications for the REMS TA Center, provide an overview of the services, resources, and support systems available to IHEs. They showcase the REMS TA Center website and the sections it houses to support IHEs, as well as describe key resources that have been developed by federal partners in higher education safety, security, and emergency preparedness to support the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) for IHEs.

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Understanding How the REMS TA Center Supports Institutions of Higher Education

  1. 1. Understanding How the REMS TA Center Supports Institutions of Higher Education
  2. 2. Webinar Presenters Madeline Sullivan • Management and Program Analyst, Office of Safe and Healthy Students Janelle Hughes • Director of Communications, REMS TA Center 2
  3. 3. REMS TA Center Resources & Services REMS TA Center Website: Where to Start IHE Guide Resources & Trainings EOP Interactive Tools Collaborate & Connect
  4. 4. What is the REMS TA Center? 4 Serving: • Institutions of higher education (IHEs), including community colleges, universities, and technical schools; • Schools, school districts, and local education agencies; • Community partners; and • Other stakeholders. A hub of information and services supporting preparedness to address prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts. A hub of information and services supporting preparedness (safety, security, and emergency management) to address efforts in
  5. 5. https://rems.ed.gov 5
  6. 6. The IHE Guide: PDF or HTML 6
  7. 7. Agenda REMS TA Center Website: Where to Start Resources & Trainings EOP Interactive Tools Collaborate & Connect
  8. 8. Accessing Resources & Trainings Information & Training Available in Variety of Formats, Topics • Topical Web Pages • Publications • Webinars • Online Courses • On-Site Trainings By Request 8
  9. 9. Accessing Resources & Training 9
  10. 10. Hazard- & Threat-Specific Resources
  11. 11. REMS TA Center Publications RECENT TOPICS Managing Donations and Volunteers Before, During, and After School and Campus Emergency Preparing for Study Abroad Emergencies for Higher Ed and K-12 Populations Mitigation and Resiliency Strategies for Schools and Institutions of Higher Education Cybersecurity Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education
  12. 12. Webinars Managing Donations and Volunteers Before, During, and After School and Campus Emergency Events Addressing Access & Functional Needs in School and Higher Ed EOPs Preparing for Study Abroad Emergencies for Higher Ed & K-12 Mitigation and Resiliency Strategies for Schools & Higher Ed Integrating Cybersecurity with EOPs for IHEs Campus Public Safety: A Closer Look
  13. 13. Online Courses Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) IHE 101 Duration: 90-120 min Seven Modules: • Module 0–Course Overview • Module 1–Introduction and Planning Principles • Module 2–Step 1: Form a Collaborative Planning Team • Module 3–Step 2: Identify and Prioritize Threats and Hazards • Module 4–Step 3 & Step 4: Develop Goals, Objectives, & Courses of Action • Module 5–Step 5 & Step 6: Preparing, Implementing, and Maintaining the Plan • Module 6–Developing Functional and Threat- and Hazard-Specific Annexes
  14. 14. Trainings by Request Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) IHE 101 Training • 4-hour Train-the-Educator & 8-hour Train-the-Trainer At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:  Implement key planning principles across all steps of the planning process.  Form a core planning team.  Identify and prioritize threats and hazards.  Develop goals, objectives, and courses of action.  Write, finalize, implement, and maintain a higher ed EOP.  Develop Functional and Threat- and Hazard-Specific Annexes.
  15. 15. Agenda REMS TA Center Website: Where to Start Resources & Trainings EOP Interactive Tools Collaborate & Connect Q&A
  16. 16. EOP Interactive Tools Virtual tools available to help facilitate EOP development •EOP ASSESS •EOP EVALUATE •EOP ASSIST •SITE ASSESS 16
  17. 17. Web Tool to Assess Understanding of EOP Planning Process Output: Users are provided a downloadable report with customized information to enhance knowledge of the planning process and developing high-quality EOPs. Purpose: Help individuals involved in emergency management planning activities assess understanding of elements critical to process of creating and maintaining high-quality EOPs. Audience: Individuals and planning teams at K-12 schools, school districts, and IHEs.
  18. 18. Web Tool to Evaluate EOPs Output: Users are provided a downloadable report that may help identify areas where an existing EOP can be improved as it relates to the Federal guidance. Purpose: Help schools and IHEs evaluate an established EOP. Audience: Individuals and planning teams at schools, school districts, and IHEs.
  19. 19. Mobile App for Conducting Site Assessments Start examining the safety, security, accessibility, and emergency preparedness of a K-12 school building and grounds
  20. 20. SITE ASSESS BUT…tool is customizable! Applicable to IHEs •Classrooms •Landscaping •Mechanical Rooms •Athletic Fields •Aquatic Facilities Missing for IHEs •Dormitories •Large Sports Venues •Medical Facilities •Biosafety Labs •Veterinary Facilities
  21. 21. Desktop Application for Developing EOPs Start creating and revising K-12 school EOPs using the recommended Federal planning process • Exports downloadable & customized EOP • Web-accessible via URL • Multiple users • Resource toolkit BUT… same six-step planning process and format of an EOP for IHEs!
  22. 22. Agenda REMS TA Center Website: Where to Start Resources & Trainings EOP Interactive Tools Collaborate & Connect
  23. 23. Collaborate & Connect Opportunities to connect with fellow practitioners & connect with us! • Community of Practice • Tool Box • Responsive Technical Assistance • Social Media & TA Center Announcements, Newsletters 23
  24. 24. Community of Practice Recent K-12 Forum Topics • Responding to Student Demonstrations and Protests • Cybersecurity and Protecting Students and Staff • School Safety Question of the Month Sign up to jointhe CoP and add a post introducing yourself to the community!
  25. 25. Tool Box Fill out a Tool Box Submission Form to share your tool or template with the TA Center! http://rems.ed.gov/ ToolBox.aspx Checklists Drills, Tabletops, or Other Exercises Forms Job Descriptions Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Organizational Charts Planning Guidelines Procedures Reports School Policies Templates Tools
  26. 26. Responsive Technical Assistance
  27. 27. Select Topics on Responsive TA Planning for mass immunizations Responding to missing persons Policies and procedures for student and faculty/staff travel abroad Releasing information to law enforcement based on FERPA IHE threat assessment trainings and resources Active shooter statistics, tabletop exercises Assistance writing an IHE EOP, including annexes Opioid misuse/abuse Assistance with emergency management higher ed student research questions (e.g., ASM) Integrating human trafficking prevention into EOPs Best practices for door security codes Information on NIMS, ICS MOUs and MOAs Requirements mandated by the Clery Act and incorporating NIMS and ICS into a plan 27
  28. 28. Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network® Engagement 28 https://safety.uoregon.edu/disaster-resilient-universities-network
  29. 29. Connect Via Social Media Follow us on Twitter @remstacenter Share Web pages with your social networks directly from the header of the Website!
  30. 30. Quarterly Newsletter
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  32. 32. Join the Web Chat NOW! 32 K-12 Public Forums > REMS TA Center IHE Resources Web Chat Forum > Web Chat at 3:00 on 7/10/18! Join us!

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