Historically, Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) need a systematic planning process for coping with, responding to, preparing for, mitigating, and recovering from disasters. The increase in disasters makes the need for comprehensive emergency management at HBCUs paramount. The problem is that there is no evidence that a systematic planning process is being engaged by HBCUs in an effort to address disasters. The purpose of this case study was to explore the planning process used to develop and implement comprehensive emergency management, which provides a systematic process for dealing with disasters. Information that was collected revealed 7 themes relevant to this case study. Four of the 7 themes were predetermined--(a) get organized, (b) identify hazards, (c) develop a plan, and (d) implement the plan--and three additional themes emerged during in-depth analysis: (e) leadership commitment, (f) skill and knowledge, and (g) cooperation and collaboration. Recommendations for action, further studies, and future research concerns were provided from the results of this study that will be important to policy makers, practitioners, and the sustainability of HBCUs in the future.
|Commitee:||Larson, Dean, Mire, Scott|
|Department:||School of Public Service Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Black studies, Higher Education Administration, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Clery act, Disaster preparedness, Emergency management, Historically black colleges, Homeland security, Institutions of higher education|
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