Making the campus resilient to disruption requires a sharp focus on our principal activity: teaching and learning. In 2008 a faculty task force at the University of California, Berkeley was convened to answer the question “how can we prepare to continue teaching the curriculum during periods of disruption (disasters, pandemic illnesses, etc.)”. The practices recommended by this task force were then incorporated into Berkeley’s on-line continuity planning tool. That tool (now available from the Kuali Foundation as Kuali Ready) is being used by more than 50 colleges and universities.
A practical approach to Instructional Continuity will be discussed by Paul Dimond, Manager of Berkeley’s Office of Continuity Planning and the architect of Berkeley’s methodology and tool. The session will begin with a treatment of continuity planning for all campus functions, then focus specifically on making the curriculum “survivable”. The Kuali Ready tool will be demonstrated.
Dimond, Paul, "Instructional Continuity: Making the Curriculum Resilient to Disruption" (2011). DRU Workshop 2011 Presentations - Disaster Resistant University Workshop: Building Partnerships in Mitigation. Paper 5.