Ideally, a classroom relocation plan to be used in the event of a disaster would provide a detailed ‘road map’ which would track the shift of classroom activities from the damaged area to a suitable temporary location. It is not the intention here to get down to this degree of specificity, but rather to provide a framework for dealing with the loss of classroom space.
In order to deal effectively with a disaster, a team consisting of representatives from several key departments would need to be assembled quickly. It would be essential to have representation from the following offices; Facilities, the appropriate dean's and departmental offices, and the registrar's office. The relocation team would need to determine where to assign the dislocated classes and how best to notify the affected faculty and students. To accomplish this task the team would need to have an up-to-date inventory of space, a comprehensive classroom schedule for all university classes and, possibly, knowledge about non-university space, which could be used for classes. In the event that temporary laboratory space is needed, it would be helpful to know what is available at other area schools/colleges/universities.
If off campus classroom relocation is needed:
a) Notices will also be posted on all academic building entrance doors, all residence hall entrance doors and first floor bulletin boards, University Police and the designated school district entry doors.
b) The Director of Residence Life will arrange for postings to be put in the residence halls. The Registrar should relay information to the Director of Residence Life.
In the event that transportation is needed for off-campus locations, contact Off Campus College Transportation at 777-6989.
In the event that on-campus classroom relocation is needed:
In order to put together a comprehensive classroom relocation plan, the following actions need to be taken prior to an actual emergency situation:
Last Updated: 4/25/11