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CJ 353 Emergency Management
Cain, Thomas L.


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Course

CJ 353 Emergency Management

Semester

S1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Cain, Thomas L.

Title

Adjunct Facility

Degrees/Certificates

Business Organization: Security Management, Webster University 2003, Master of Arts
Criminal Justice: Park University 2001, Bachelor of Science

Office Location

Assigned Classroom

Office Hours

Before and After Class

Daytime Phone

915-744-9146

Other Phone

915-345-8848

E-Mail

thomas.cain02@park.edu

thomas.l.cain.civ@mail.mil

Semester Dates

Jan 14 to Mar 10, 2013

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 Introduction to Emergency Management

4th Edition

George D. Haddow

Butterworth-Heinemann 2011

ISBN: 978-1-85617-959-1

402 pages

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Course Description:
CJ353 Emergency Management: A basic management course that could apply to all aspects of local and state government, but concentrates on the law enforcement aspect. Topics include overall management techniques, coordination of rescue efforts, NIMS, and the Unitified Command System. Related topics include mutual aid pacts, cooperative efforts with industry, manpower and resouce management. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The educational philosophy of the professor is based on creating an opportunity for students to shape their professional development by means of interactive based lectures, reading, and dialogs exploring ideas from fellow students as well as with the professor. Promoting a three tier approach of instruction consisting of lectures, research projects and a series of written and oral evaluations support with classroom discussions and encouraged student participation, the objective of introducing the student to an in-depth examination of the course curriculum is satisfied.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. 1. Evaluate and analyze social and economic risk factors and the possible influence of such factors have on a community's risk profile.
  2. 2. Recognize the roles of various federal, state and local emergency response agencies in emergency recovery and the benefits of mutual aid pacts.
  3. 3. Understand the six disciplines of Emergency Response and Recovery in Actions Plans, Standard Operating Procedures and specific task orders, modeling the National Incident.
  4. 4. Incorporate NIMS into local disaster preparedness action plans, operation procedures and local directives.
Class Assessment:
 1. Class discussions and participation
 2. Once research paper (10 pages of text) on Emergency Response and Recovery related topic complying with APA 6th   Ed and submitted through Ecompanion dropbox
 3. A 10 minute class presentation on the research findings related to the research paper
 4. One Mid-Term Exam
 5. Course Final Exam
 6. Two out of class case studies submitted through Ecompanion dropbox

Grading:

 1. Class discussion and participation 10%..................................................................100 points
 
 2. One Research paper 20%........................................................................................200 points
 
 3. Class presentation 10%...........................................................................................100 points
 
 4. Mid-Term 20%........................................................................................................200 points
 
 5. Final Exam 30%......................................................................................................300 points
 
 6. 2 Case studies 10%..................................................................................................100 points

 

 

Total  = 1000 points = 100%

A……………………………..90% - 100% or 900 to 1000 points

B……………………………..80%  -  89% or 800 to 899 points

C……………………………..70%  -  79%  or 700 to 790 points

D……………………………..60%  -  69%  or 600 to 690 points

F……………………………..Below 60% or 600 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Out of class assignments submitted after the deadline will be subject to a 10% reduction for each class session after the assignment due date, without prior arrangements. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of any delays in complying with the assignment due date. Should the delay continue pass the third class session without the assignment being submitted for grade, the student will receive zero for the assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to participate in classroom discussion, while respecting the views of their fellow students, instructor and other presented materials. While open individual expressions are encouraged, each member of the class is re remain respective and courteous all times. Cell phones need be placed on vibrate at all times, in the event of emergency, students will excuse themselves from the classroom to receive personal calls, students will reframe from texting willing class, thus eliminating as much distraction as possible. Each student is responsible for completing all assigned reading prior to class and be prepared to discuss all topics related to the week’s curriculum. In addition all students are responsible for completing all out of class assignments and be prepared to present their product to the instructor on or before the due date as identified by the class syllabus. If for any reason the student should miss a schedule class meeting, they need to notify the instructor within 1 hour if possible of the scheduled start of the class. In the event a student is to be deployed or encounters an emergency that would impede on meeting the class requirements, they must make prior arrangements with the instructor to satisfy the course requirements. The Park University policy concerning class attendance will strictly enforce.  ACADEMIC HONESITY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week 1; Jan 15 -17, 2013
 Course overview to Emergency Management and the various aspects of Response and  Recovery Process   
 Haddow pp 1-27
 
 Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment
 Haddow pp 29-67 
 
 Week 2: Jan 21 – 23, 2013
 The Disciplines of Emergency Mangement: Mitigation
 Haddow: pp 69-94
 
 1st Case Study Due
 
 Week 3: Jan 28 – 30, 2013
 DIsciplines of Emergency Managemnt: Preparedness
 Haddow:  pp 97-130
 
 Week 4: Feb 4 – 6, 2013
 The Disciplines of Emergency Mangement: Communications
  Haddow:  pp 133-163
 
  Mid-Term Review
  Mid-Term Review
 
 Week 5: Feb 11-13, 2013
 The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
 Haddow: pp 165-212
 
 Week 6: Feb 18-20, 2013
 The Disiciplines of Emergency Mangement: Recovery
 Haddow: pp 213-250

   2nd Case Study Due

 Week 7: Feb 25-27, 2013
  Inernational Disaster, Emergency Management, the Terrorist Threat and the Future of Emergency Management 
  Haddow: pp 251-353
  
   Research Paper Due
   Class Presentations
 
   Week 8; Mar 4-6, 2013
   International Disaster, Emergency Management, the Terrorist Threat and the Future of Emergency Management
   Haddow: pp 251-353
 
   Class Presentations Continue
 
   Final Exam Review
   Final Exam
 

 

 

 

 

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Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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