Business Continuity

As part of a long-term program to help maintain or recover its ability to provide essential services to faculty, students, and staff the University is developing a continuity of operations (COOP) plan. A COOP plan:

  • Ensures the University can sustain its academic mission under all conditions by reducing or mitigating disruptions to operations;
  • Helps achieve a timely and orderly recovery and reconstitution from an emergency. Minimizing property and damage loss will ensure the University does not face extraordinary financial pressure in the wake on an emergency;
  • Protects personnel, facilities, equipment, records and other assets in the event of a disruption; and
  • May reduce the loss of life and/or injuries during an emergency or disaster.

The basic plan will outline the university-wide considerations for guiding the overall COOP program. Each department/division plan will capture critical operational data that supports the department during COOP plan implementation. Department plans are designed so that they may be implemented individually.