|New course number:|
|Course title:||Disaster Relief & Recovery|
|New course title:|
|Grading method:||Current: letter grade
New: letter grade
|Flexibly Scheduled Course:||
|Prerequisites (list each individually, one course per line, with course number and title)|
2235:305-001 Principles of Emergency Management
New prerequisites to be checked at time of registration? yes
|Corequisites (list each individually, one course per line, with course number and title)|
New corequisites to be checked at time of registration? no
|On-line course will include:
Electronic Tests via Springboard
Weekly lesson plans
Weekly Powerpoint notes
|Schwab, Jim. Planning for Post Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction (most recent edition)
|Students are offered an on-line option for increased flexibility.|
|Disaster Relief & Recovery
Disaster Relief & Recovery
The University of Akron
Instructor Contact: 330-972-7795, Department of Public Service, Polsky Building Room 161
This course provides the foundation for disaster relief and recovery. This course explores planning, stages of recovery, resources used, formation of public/private partnerships and the process of prioritizing various business, government and citizen needs for recovery action and resource allocation.
Disaster recovery is a critical component of the emergency management system. Regardless of the level of preparedness prior to a disaster, the impact of a natural or technological disaster creates unforeseen circumstances which require effective and often massive recovery efforts. In order to return the area or community to a livable condition, emergency management must incorporate recovery into its operational framework.
Much of the attention in disasters and major emergencies is placed on initial response. While this is critical, the long-term recovery process is often more demanding, and equably critical. Recovery can be identified in two states: short and long term. Initial recovery is necessary in order to re-establish the habitability of the disaster area. Long term may take years and involve massive public and private resources. Recovery is recognized as one of the four primary stages of emergency management. As such, it is becoming an increasingly important field of study.
. Define the role of planners in post-disaster reconstruction
. Explain local and state roles in response and recovery
. Explain the different hazard identification and risk assessment strategies used in post disaster recovery
. Relate the impact of short term recovery efforts to long term recovery responsibilities
. Assess what natural and technological hazards exist within the local community as they relate to post-disaster recovery
. Examine various programs and regulations that relate to disaster recovery
. Recognize the value of land use in disaster recovery
. Apply the STAPLEE technique to disaster recovery solutions
. Critical assess the current social climate related to disaster recovery
. Examine the disaster declaration process
Text Book Required:
Schwab, Jim. Planning for Post Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
The grades will be managed via the Learning Management System Springboard.
Student are required to participate in weekly discussion postings for attendance. Failure to contribute to weekly discussion will result in an absence. Three or more of these counted absences will result in a 5% deduction in your final grade.
Test and homework Policy:
All tests and homework are adminstered online. Tests and homeworks will be released on a Monday Morning and due by Friday Night. Since this class is online and available 24 hours a day, missed exams and homeworks cannot be made up for credit.
(Please review the Summit College "Fact Sheet" Attached for information pertaining to withdrawals, refunds and graduation and application dates)
Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility at 330-972-7928. The office is located in Simmons Hall, 105.