The 2016 National Needs Assessment is an example of partnership resulting in a better understanding of campus emergency management needs. Kim Richmond, Director, National Center for Campus Public Safety, worked with the 2016 National Needs Assessment Advisory Committee to develop a survey of universities and colleges. Campus advisory committee members include:
André LeDuc (chair), Chief Resilience Officer and Associate Vice President Safety and Risk Services University of Oregon
Geoffrey Bartlett, Director, Emergency Management, Tufts University
Jim Caesar, Campus Emergency Manager, University of California - Santa Barbara
Paul Dean, Chief of Police, University of New Hampshire
Krista M. Dillon, Director, Emergency Management Fire Prevention, University of Oregon
Troy Harris, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Resilience, Westmont College
Andrew D. MacPherson, Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management, Grayson College
Adrian Wiggins, Executive Director, Campus and Public Safety, Morgan State University
Madeline Sullivan, U.S. Department of Education - Office of Safe and Healthy Students
Bronwyn Roberts, Director, Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools - Technical Assistance Center
Wendy Walsh, Higher Education Program Manager, FEMA- Emergency Management Institute
Sharon K Snyder, Department of Homeland Security Office of Academic Engagement
Calvin K. Hodnett, Special Advisor for Campus Public Safety Law Enforcement Engagement Unit Office of Partnership Engagement Federal Bureau of Investigation
In October 2015, global health and safety managers, with support from the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), the Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU) Network, and the University of Oregon Community Service Center, met at the University of Minnesota's International Center for a focus group to review key risk-management and mitigation issues identified in a pre-focus group survey of DRU® members, prioritize emerging risk issues for higher education, and develop a preliminary set of recommendations to address these issues. These recommendations were reviewed in a second focus group at the University of Oregon Portland Campus in February 2016 and resources required to implement those recommendations were discussed.
Similar to other mutual aid agreements, the National Intercollegiate Mutual Aid Agreement is a source for providing and/or receiving assistance. Participating in multiple agreements provides institutes of higher education with flexibility when evaluating the most effective and efficient means of obtaining resources during an emergency. Unlike typical government mutual aid agreements, NIMAA membership can include both public and private institutions. The NIMAA is a mutual aid agreement that is complementary to other mutual aid agreements / programs, and works in cooperation with other plans.