FEMA’s Higher Education Program
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Higher Education Conference
Conference Draft Agenda
Conference Workshop Schedule, June 4, 2012
Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science degree in Disaster and Emergency Preparedness
Masters Certificate, Specialization, Minor
Nova Southeastern University
Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Specialty Track in
Nova Southeastern University
Master of Human Services in Child Protection with Emergency
Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations Specialty Track
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Introduction to Hazards Risk Management
concerning website materials
Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update
Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference
Preparing for the Future of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Those interested in presenting at the Higher Education Conference can a
ccess the “Call for
Papers/Presentations” on the Hi Ed website at
to include the form with
your one page proposal.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
FOR THE HI ED CONFERENCE
Students currently enrolled in a college/university emergency management program are needed as
student volunteers for the 15
Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference.
will be given reporting assignments and general conference duties. The reports
will be incorporated into
conference proceedings posted to the FEMA Emergency Management Higher Edu
Generally graduate students will be assigned
primarily to take detailed notes during the concurrent
breakout sessions and to write summaries of those breakout sessions for incorporating into the post
Reports will be 3
4 pages per session and will highlight the most significant
aspects of the session. Graduate students will be assigned at least one breakout session to report but
may be assigned up to three reports during the confer
Generally undergraduate students are assigned various aspects of the conference i.e., passing
microphones during plenary sessions, assisting with conference registration, passing out conference
notebooks, taking hard copies of presentation materia
ls to classrooms, posting breakout session
classroom assignments and various other duties.
In addition one or more students will be assigned to assist the Higher Education Program Manager and
as well as the Hi Ed Program Assistant through out the week.
are required to attend 100% of the conference
beginning with Monday workshops
and ending on Thursday afternoon with the last breakout sessions. The typical volunteer obligations
comprise about 20% of the conference. When not actin
g in a volunteer capacity students are free to
attend breakout sessions at their leisure.
Student volunteers are encouraged to participate in all conference activities.
Student Volunteer Criteria:
Student must be enrolled in a
Emergency Management program listed in the Emergency
Management section of
"The College List" on the FEMA EM Hi Ed Program website
Student should have the recommendation of a faculty member or department chair
Students must be
at least 18 years of age.
Student volunteers must pay own transportation to and from the conference.
Student volunteers mus
t be able to participate in the
four day conference.
Student volunteers will receive from the Higher Education Program reimbursement of the NETC
meal ticket for the week and a no
campus dorm room
(International students can not be
rsed for the meal ticket and will be required to pay $40.00 per night for the dorm room
and must go through a 8
12 week security clearance.)
Students currently employed in
capacity by FEMA
, receiving funding of any sort from DHS or
another federal a
are not eligible for reimbursement of the meal ticket.
Student should be capable of taking good detailed notes.
Student will need to prepare a comprehensive report based on notes from the assigned breakout
These reports will be
ted into the Higher Education Program website conference
In the event we do not have enough graduate volunteers students may be asked to participate in
additional breakout sessions.
Student will be contacted by the Student Volunteer
Coordinator for their respective assigned break
out session and to collect the final reports.
Students must submit a conference application form and must return all requested
information to the Mitigation secretary in a timely manner in order to be reim
bursed for the
If you have questions about the Higher Education Conference Student Volunteer positions please
contact the Higher Education Program Assistant Barbara Johnson at
or (301) 447
1452. More information
available on the Hi
Ed website conference section at
STUDENT RESEARCH BREAKOUT SESSION:
Each year during the Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference a breakout session
is reserved for graduate and doctoral students currently enrolled in an emergency management program.
The reserved breako
ut session is an opportunity for students to present thesis or dissertation research. In
past years this has proven to be a very popular session with conference attendees. Students wishing to
present their research must be graduate or doctoral students c
urrently enrolled in an emergency
management program and have the recommendation of a faculty advisor. Presentation is “one student
only” delivery. We do not allow group presentations for this session. Presentation should be 10 minutes
or less in length
. For more information contact Barbara Johnson,
and University News:
Hi Ed Statistical Update for
Emergency Management Higher Education Programs
Certificate, Diploma, Focus
Area, Minor in EM Collegiate Programs
Schools Offer Associate Degree Programs
Bachelor Degree Programs
Schools with Master
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U.S. Homeland Security/Defense and Terrorism Hi Ed Programs
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h, Medical and Related Program
Listing of Related Programs
North Dakota State University
nominations for the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award
North Dakota Sta
te University is proud to sponsor the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic
Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education
To honor the contributions and spirit of excellence cultivated by Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard in emergency
management higher edu
cation, North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks nominations for an award
it has created in his name to honor like contributions in the emergency management higher education
The Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic Excellence in Emergenc
y Management Higher
Education will annually honor the contributions of one esteemed member of the emergency management
higher education community who has advanced emergency management higher education through his or
NDSU is proud to support t
his award and appreciates its value as a mechanism by which the
higher education community can recognize excellence within its own ranks.
Nominations can be submitted on behalf of oneself or others.
Nominations should be presented in a one
page narrative that summarizes the contributions made to emergency management higher education by
the nominated individual.
If pertinent and available,
the CV of the nominee may also be presented with
Nominations will be accepted via email from February 27, 2012
March 28, 2012.
Nominations should be emailed to
confirmation email will be sent
upon receipt of nominations.
Due to the international composition of the Award Committee, only email
submissions will be considered.
The members of the Award Committee will review the nominations and notify the recipient
The recipient will be presented a plaque commemorating the award at the Higher Education
Conference in June (if recipient is unable to attend the conference the plaque will be mailed) and will
have their photograph and biography featured on
the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic
Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education web page located at
For questions about the award, contact Caro
l Cwiak at NDSU at
Floodplain Management Degree Survey: Help Make a FPM Higher Education Degree Possible!
In 2011 the Association of State Floodplain Managers (
ASFPM) began a partnership with Clinton
Andersen and the Community College of Aurora, Colorado. ASFPM has been assisting Clinton to
develop an online Floodplain Management Associate's Degree and Certificate Program. ASFPM Board
Members, Chapter Representat
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collaborated with Clinton to help identify and recommend floodplain management topics to be offered.
The next phase in the approval process is to demonstrate need and market dema
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We need your help, as floodplain
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We ask that you take 5
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formation of an online degree and certificate program will also provide a new source of continuing
education for CFM
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Community College of Aurora. Your prompt response is appreciated!
Please respond to the survey by March 9th, 2012
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FEMA Summer Hires Program
he links to the job postings for the Summer Hires
program (STEP Intern positions) is posted below.
The first posting is for the Washington, DC area, the second is for several non
close on March 12
, so all interested candidates
apply through USAJOBS
before the closing date.
HR will not accept any applicants if they have not applied through USAJOBS.
Who May Apply for the STEP Program?
High school students
High School Graduates enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education.
College students enrolled or accepted for enrollment for at least a half
load at an
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This position is ideal for students looking to gain valuable work skills necessary to prepare you for your
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Employment Program. The STEP Program allows students to gain real, paid work experience while
pursuing a college degree.
At the agency's option, students hired under the STEP Program may be
converted to the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP
Under the SCEP students who
successfully complete all work, study, qualifications, and other eligibility requirements may be offered
permanent positions with our agency upon graduation.
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must be able to pass a credit and criminal check.
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cing the Budget Deficit: Policy Issues. R41778
Votes on Measures to Adjust the Statutory Debt Limit, 1978 to Present. R41814
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2011 Natural Hazards Research and Applications
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Applicants from outside North America and the Caribbean will be eligible for the scholarship in 2013
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9:00 am, Eastern
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Notes from the Hi Ed Program:
We are accepting news and events to be placed in our “Bits and Pieces” reports each week. Let us
know what emergency management or homeland security activities are happening at your college,
university, and state or local emergency management office.
Thank you and
have the best
Barbara L. Johnson
her Education Program Assistant
Department of Homeland Secur
16825 S. Seton Avenue, K016
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Ph: (301) 447
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