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ESTABLISHING AND SUSTAINING DEGREE PROGRAMS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT. David M. Neal, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Political Science & Fire and Emergency Management Program. PURPOSE & BACKGROUND. Trajectory Where we have been Where we are going First Higher Education Meeting 1998

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establishing and sustaining degree programs in disaster management

ESTABLISHING AND SUSTAINING DEGREE PROGRAMS IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

David M. Neal, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Political Science

&

Fire and Emergency Management Program

purpose background
PURPOSE & BACKGROUND
  • Trajectory
    • Where we have been
    • Where we are going
  • First Higher Education Meeting 1998
    • Topics addressed
    • Topics missed
  • Topics for Discussion This Afternoon
opportunities for degree programs
OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS
  • Continued Professionalization
    • IAEMs Efforts
    • Support via FEMA Higher Education Project
    • Support through Public, Private & Volunteer Sectors
  • Continued Disasters
    • More
    • Worse
    • Different
  • Jobs Jobs Jobs!
possible barriers noted in 1998
POSSIBLE BARRIERS:Noted in 1998
  • Legitimacy
    • Internal
    • External
  • Curriculum
  • Textbooks
    • Help!!!!!!!
  • Faculty
    • Trained Ph.D. Faculty Needed
    • Recruitment Difficult
  • Administrative Location of Program
    • Varied
  • Accreditation – One Solution
    • Could Arise under Certain Circumstances
status today
STATUS TODAY
  • Legitimacy
    • Degree Programs Increase
    • True Academic Body of Knowledge
  • Curriculum
    • Still Defining – but solidifying
    • Life Cycle or Vulnerability Format
  • Textbooks
    • Rapid Needed Expansion
    • Must Be Research Based
      • This is college, after all
    • Future Needs
status today con t
STATUS TODAY, con’t
  • Faculty
    • Recruitment Issue Still Looms
    • Need for TRAINED Ph.D.s
  • Administrative Location of Program
    • Undergraduate Scattered
      • Impact on Recruitment?
    • Master’s (Public Health)
  • Accreditation
    • Big Issue, But for Wrong Reasons?????
other issues
OTHER ISSUES
  • Missed Last Time
    • Diversity Issues
      • Gender
      • Ethnicity
    • Development of Graduate Programs
      • Growth in Master’s and Ph.D.
  • Emerged Since 1998
    • Terrorism
    • Catastrophic Events
new century
NEW CENTURY
  • Widening Needs
    • 9/11 & Other Terrorism Issues
    • 2000 Florida Election Results
    • Shuttle Response
      • Use of Disaster Management to Coordinate
    • Katrina
      • Catastrophic Events
  • Waiting in the Wings
    • Pandemics
  • Beware of Substantive !

Fads

new century con t
NEW CENTURY, con’t
  • Continue to Dog Us
    • Administrative Location
      • Undergraduate Programs
      • Graduate Programs
    • Accreditation
    • Curriculum Issues
      • What do we teach?
        • Four Phases, or other?
        • Undergraduate
        • Master’s
        • Ph.D.
      • Use of Scientific Literature
comments on higher ed
COMMENTS ON HIGHER ED
  • Meeting Place
  • Resources
  • Exchange of Ideas
  • Place of Support
  • Note Teaching & Substantive Issues
  • New – Conference with a Theme!!!!!!
  • Some Ideas for Next Year
    • Undergraduate Issues
    • Graduate Issues
    • Faculty Recruitment Issues
summary
SUMMARY
  • Much Headway
  • Continued Challenges
  • Higher Education Conference
    • Where would we be without it?!