Recovery after a disruptive event is an ongoing process. The type and breadth of recovery activities will vary based on the nature and scope of the emergency. However, the goal of the recovery phase is to restore the learning environment.
Continuity planning is used to improve university resiliency to academic and operational disruptions, and takes place across colleges, divisions, and individual units. Effective continuity planning identifies essential services and critical resources, and develops strategies for prioritizing and continuing essential services after a disruptive incident. Continuity planning supports university recovery objectives.
The University utilizes a continuity planning platform called C-COOP. This software provides a central location to identify unit essential services and continuity strategies for common disruptive incidents. The C-COOP tool is an effective resource to document recovery priorities and resource needs. C-COOP facilitates the development of continuity plans by identifying:
- Personnel – key unit leadership and orders of succession
- Essential Services – based on impact analysis, identify the unit's most essential services
- Essential Resources – identify the unique space, specialized equipment, and technologies necessary to deliver the essential service
- Continuity Strategies – define essential service continuity strategies for common disruptions
Accessing On-Campus Resources from Home
If you must work from home due to a University disruption, make sure you have access to on-campus resources from home. These include: