Whether you’re a long-time professor at IU or an adjunct instructor teaching just one course, you can expect students to look to you for guidance during a crisis. IU Emergency Management and Continuity staff prepared a faculty quick guide, emergency procedures grid and syllabus inserts to help you know what to do and who to call.
“These easy-to-use tools outline what you need to do,” said Diane Mack, university director for IUEMC. “We encourage all faculty to use the syllabus insert for every class, to ensure that everyone in the room knows the plan in case of an emergency.”
The faculty guide, emergency procedures grid and syllabus inserts can be downloaded from the educational materials section of the new Protect IU website. A button on the Protect IU homepage also takes you to the educational materials page.
The faculty quick guide discusses building safety, emergency notifications, emergency contact information and preparedness tips and is a briefer version of safety information found on the Protect IU site. The emergency procedures grid would be useful in any workplace or residence hall, as well.
I printed out the PDF that allows the IU Bloomington guide and grid to be printed back-to-back on a standard sheet of paper. The material is available for each campus.
“These are fantastic new tools that are designed to put emergency information where it needs to be – quickly accessible, and in the hands of those faculty and students who need to use it,” Mack said.
“Every person at IU has a role when it comes to addressing emergencies.”
IUEMC is part of Public Safety and Institutional Assurance at IU, which falls under the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs and the Office of Vice President for IT and CIO.