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Brian Hall
Emergency Management Specialist

Faculty Emergency Preparedness Initiative Launches

Houston, Aug. 6, 2018 - The role of a faculty member is vitally important when an emergency is happening on campus. Students look to faculty members for guidance and information, and they should know what to do in many different scenarios.classroomprep

The Office of Emergency Management has begun an initiative to assist faculty members to prepare for and respond to a variety of emergencies that may occur on campus.

In collaboration with the University of Houston Police Department and the Fire Marshal's Office, a faculty emergency preparedness guide and classroom syllabus insert were created to provide information to faculty members and students on emergency preparedness at the University.

The classroom syllabus was designed to be included in every student's syllabus. It includes the tools necessary for responding to a variety of emergency situations that could occur on campus, including information on fire evacuations, shelter-in-place directives, active shooter events, and how to report an emergency on campus.

The faculty emergency preparedness guide was designed specifically for a faculty member's role in classroom preparedness. The guide includes their role as an instructor, how to respond to evacuations, shelter-in-place directives, active shooter events, and how to stay informed through the UH ALERT emergency notification system.

The objective of this guide is to help faculty members feel comfortable leading their class during an emergency situation.

A website was created specifically for faculty members that includes the faculty emergency preparedness guide, syllabus insert, and other helpful resource links.

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The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 45,300 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.