Emergency Management Social Sciences Earth Sciences Public Administration

Emergency management social sciences earth sciences

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Emergency Management Social Sciences Earth Sciences Public Administration Administrative Science Management Public Safety Environmental & Occupational Health Technology Political Science Human Services Urban Design and Planning Public Service Public Health Business Psychology Emergency Services Global Health Nursing Fire Protection Criminal Justice Public Policy Homeland Security Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning Education Protective Sciences Table 2: Departments Programs Housed In (Sampling) In contrast to the variety of departments that programs are housed in, are the similarities in the programs’ names. Of the 69 respondents, 65 program names fell within three clear categories (see Table 3; n =69). “Emergency Management” was included in 45 of the program names; “Homeland Security” was included in 11 of the program names (7 of those programs were combined with “Emergency Management” and 4 were stand- alone); and, “Disaster Management” was included in 9 of the program names (3 of those programs were combined with “Emergency Management” and the remainder were stand- alone or paired with other focus areas). This is the most consistent reporting of program names to date. The 2012 survey captured a similar pattern in regard to programs titled with “Emergency Management” or “Management”, but not to the extent evidenced in this year’s results. 5 Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University
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Program Name Number Reported Emergency Management (EM) 45 Homeland Security 1 11 Disaster Management 2 9 1 7 combined with EM; 4 stand-alone 2 3 combined with EM; remainder stand-alone or paired with other areas Table 3: Consistency in Program Names Respondents were asked how long an emergency management program had been offered at their institution. The goal of the query is to capture the length of time institutions have been engaged in emergency management higher education. Many institutions have a number of degree or certificate offerings that started at varying times; as such, the term program as used presently refers to the initial academic endeavor undertaken by the reporting institutions. This data has been tracked over the years to try and capture the maturation of emergency management higher education programs. Figure A shows that the majority of respondents (67%) report that their program has been in existence for 6 or more years ( n =67). While this is not surprising data given the number of years the emergency management higher education community has been developing, it is a reminder that emergency management higher education is, with each year, cementing itself in higher education institutions across the United States. In past surveys, respondents’ choices for program focus were limited primarily to public and private. As a result of past survey comments and suggestions, expanded focus options were provided to respondents this year (public, private, VOAD, or humanitarian).
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