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CJ 353 Emergency Management
McCurry, JoeDan


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CJ 353 Emergency Management

Semester

S1LL 2013 LR

Faculty

McCurry, JoeDan

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Arts Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science Technology with an emphasis in Law Enforcement

Office Location

joedan.mccurry@park.edu

Office Hours

LITR

Daytime Phone

1-501-554-4947

Other Phone

1-501-554-4947

E-Mail

joedan.mccurry@park.edu

us_two98@yahoo.com

Web Page

http://www.parkonline.org

Semester Dates

01/14/2013 -- 03/10/2013

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Introduction to Emergency Management
4th Edition
George D. Haddow
Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN  978-1-85617-959-1


Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.

http://www.fema.org
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm
http://www.redcross.org/
http://www.asisonline.org/
http://www.fema.gov/.../featured-case-studies

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 supported with classroom discussions and encouraged student participation, the objective of introducing the student to an in-depth examination of the course curriculum is satisfied.

Class Assessment:

Grading:

1. Class discussion, participation, and attendance10%...........................................................................100 points

2. One research paper/presentation on Emergency Management related topic 20%.............200 points

3. One Mid-Term Exam 30%............................................................................................300 points

4. One Course Final Exam 30%.........................................................................................300 points

5. 2 Case Studies 10%......................................................................................................100 points

 
Total = 1000 points = 100%
 
A......................90% - 1000% or 900 to 1000 points

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

C......................70% - 79% or 700 to 799 points

D......................60% - 69% or 600 to 699 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 discussions, 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 to remain respective and courteous all times. Cell phones will be placed on vibrate at all times, in the event of any emergency, students will excuse themselves from the classroom to receive personal calls, thus eliminating as much distraction as possible. Each student is responsible for completing all assigned reading prior to class and to be prepared to discuss all topics related to the week’s curriculum schedule. In addition 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 as 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 class requirements, they must make prior arrangement with the instructor to satisfy the course requirements. The Park University policy concerning class attendance will be strictly enforced. ACADEMIC HONESITY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: January 15, 2013

Chapter 1: The Historical Context of Emergency Management 


Chapter 2: Natural and Technological Hazards and Risk Assessment

Week 2: January 22, 2013

Chapter 3: The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Mitigation
 
Week 3: January 29, 2013
 
Chapter 4: The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Preparedness
 
 Week 4: February 5, 2013
 
Chapter 5: The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Communications

Outlines for class presentations 
1st Case Study  due
Mid-Term Exam
 
Week 5: February 12, 2013
 
Chapter 6: The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Response
 
Research paper class presentations
 
Week 6: February 19, 2013
 
Chapter 7: The Disciplines of Emergency Management: Recovery

Research paper class presentations

Week 7: February 26, 2013
 
Chapter 8: International Disaster Management

 Research paper class presentations
2nd Case Study due


Week 8: March 5, 2013
 
Chapter 9: Emergency Management and the Terrorist Threat

Research Paper due

Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
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

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

Specifications for course research paper.



       
  • MLA format

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  • 1 inch margins

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  • Times New Roman (12 Font)


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