使命召唤:JWU的应急管理响应covid-19

When a pandemic strikes, it helps to have a superhero like Christopher Harwood. The director of Emergency Management for Johnson & Wales University is a Coast Guard veteran with a specialty in biological safety and a retired response, enforcement and incident management commander. He was also the incident commander for a bioterrorism exercise at Brown University during the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak, when he consulted with the state’s top infectious disease experts who taught at its Warren Alpert Medical School. When there was a national meningitis spike several years ago, Harwood orchestrated a response scenario at JWU should an outbreak occur in the community; he even played sick at Student Health Services.

“应急管理的四个阶段是备灾,减灾,救灾和恢复。”

归因于本杰明·富兰克林的格言是应急管理特别贴切:“如果你没有计划,你计划要失败的。”作为大学的国际旅行风险管理委员会成员的关键,哈伍德是鹰观看从海啸恐怖袭击的一切 - 在这里和海外学生的任何风险。 “在年初月中旬,我们在看意大利covid-19形势和中国,因为我们曾在美国这里的留学生,以及国际学生,”他说。 “我们知道有人来了。”哈伍德更新大学的大流行应对计划,并在紧急行动中心的第一次正式计划会议发生在二月初。这是一个完整的家与居住生活,医疗卫生服务,学生服务,餐饮服务,总法律顾问等部门的代表。

Chris Harwood Portrait 决定必须是一个形状转移本和一个黑暗的未来流体所致。在闪电战模式,出国留学学生带回家,同时采取措施隔离的人谁可能已经暴露了新型冠状病毒。规划组固定的住宿给谁不能回家时,他们大多离开了宿舍三月中旬的学生。

与机构的技术咨询上的规划组 如何提供远程教学 through the spring term (and establish work from home capability for staff and faculty). Instructional Design & Technology, along with College of Online Education, staff guided professors along a digital path for their courses. It was triage mode: “We rolled out an entire video conferencing platform to the entire community in about a day and a half,” says Keri Green, JWU’s director of Instructional Design & Technology. Due to their experiential nature, it was decided that culinary labs take a sabbatical and resume July 6.

“应急管理的四个阶段是备灾,减灾,响应(其中我们在现在)和恢复,说:”哈伍德。 “所有这些部件必须以快速的方式放在一起。”幸运的是,这个超级英雄有额外的权力:他经常与其他应急管理人员谁是应急管理(riaem)高等教育财团罗德岛协会的成员赋予;哈伍德是riaem的副总裁在创建财团时。

一个挑战那些其他大学没有面子? JWU驻留在五个国家(四个分校加上在马萨诸塞州的马中心),因此风险评估和决策是由任务错落有致引导。如何哈伍德兼管神经中枢跨越国家? “我已经得到了在Skype的非常熟练!”

同时,学生们低头的梦想推迟,学校还通过重铸事件到虚拟境界转动。四月份的就业博览过渡到 成功的虚拟一个 while some students arranged virtual internships during the summer; another career expo was scheduled for early May with nearly 50 organizations represented. April’s alumni reunion weekend offered virtual campus tours and Taste of JWU replaced by Cook with JWU with chef-led cooking shows, for starters. 招生 has offered virtual open houses where prospective students could participate in Q&As with academic deans, as well as interact live with faculty, students and graduates. Meanwhile, Student Involvement and 领导 hosts Netflix parties and webinars on stress reduction (that help the community avoid stress eating to the quarantine fifteen). To mark May’s rite of passage, special commencement videos will celebrate graduates from each campus.

哈伍德依然镇定自若,但有一个道具缺席他的应急工具包 - 水晶球。 ?当将为此”‘的原因州长有权每日简报是因为情况每天都在变化,’他说,他不能回答6000万$的问题。 “人们都在寻找具体的答案,但我们现在还没有 - 直到有足够的测试和疫苗。在我看来,我们可能无法恢复正常,直到2021年秋季”

顶部:校园实践良好的社会疏远。右:克里斯·哈伍德,JWU的应急管理总监。