ADHE644 Crisis Management in Higher Education (3 semester hours)
This course prepares college and university administrators to take effective action during crises, as well as to develop protocols and actions steps that diminish the likelihood for future occurrences. Students examine emergency preparedness that extends confidence in the long-term safety, security, and success of their institutions. Key topics also include threat assessment, hazard mitigation, outcome prediction, and organizational resilience and survival amid natural and human-authored emergencies and disasters. Students will draw upon case studies based on actual events, and will discuss risk analysis/assessment and formulation of a comprehensive plan and organizational strategy to alleviate crises and work with support public safety and emergency services agencies during a variety of scenarios, including mass casualty incidents. Risk factors associated with mental health concerns, substance abuse, aggressive behavior, bullying, and violence will also be examined.