Efficient Continuity Plans Tailored to Higher Education

Recent events have demonstrated that continuity planning can no longer be an afterthought. Additionally, as we’ve navigated COVID-19 and other recent events, it’s become clearer than ever, continuity planning should matter to more than just the emergency and risk managers, and other safety and security officials. Continuity planning impacts business functions, academic departments, and research projects, just to name a few. Embracing and prioritizing continuity planning at your institution will improve institutional resilience and prepare you for any adverse event that may occur.
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 What to look for in higher ed continuity planning software?

Collaborate and plan all within one system. The nature of higher ed continuity planning makes the planning process complex with many moving parts. For any continuity planning system to be effective collaboration and planning need to be able to happen in one system of record.

Developing reports to present to institution leadership is important to keeping lines of communication open and support for the BCP efforts up.. Reporting on specific project statuses as well as providing an accurate picture of the institution’s level of recoverability are important elements to reporting in continuity planning software.

Adverse events don’t usually come with warnings and some impede access to resources on campus which can include access to continuity plans. Any continuity planning software solution should allow you to access your plans from any internet-connected device, anywhere securely.

The key to building robust, complete continuity plans in higher education is to connect the BCP experts with department experts. Continuity planning software solutions should work to seamlessly connect your campus experts to the planning process.

The expertise on critical functions is most often found in department leaders, however the expertise on continuity planning resides with safety and security officials. A competent continuity planning solution will provide built-in guidance based on industry best practices to help support all users of the softwa

 Boston University Improves Institutional Resilience with Kuali Ready

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Boston University created their own business continuity planning system after September 11, 2001, however they learned it was difficult to use and did not contain all of the necessary information. Boston University adopted Kuali Ready to take over their business continuity planning efforts.
Kuali Ready can be automated to alleviate demands on the emergency or risk manager, is easy-to-use with less than a half-hour of training, and is scalable for institutional organizations of all sizes.
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