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Unit Continuity-of-Operations Planning

For UVM to be successful in responding to any emergency, training, cross-unit coordination, and proactive planning must occur throughout the University. The President and Provost have therefore asked Deans and Vice Presidents to oversee the completion of unit-continuity-of-operations plans (COOPs) for each academic and administrative unit in their area of responsibility no later than September 15, 2009. Units are expected to take appropriate preparedness and mitigation measures within existing resources. These unit-level plans will lay out how each college, school, department, facilty, or other unit will continue to provide essential functions with lower staffing levels, fewer supplies, and social distancing measures in place.

Templates and Examples

COOP Templates (PDF files)


Unit COOP Representatives

Each Dean and Vice President has designated a continuity-of-operations planning representative as part of the University’s pandemic planning efforts.

Agriculture & Life Sciences – Skip Fanus
Arts and Sciences – Lise Larose
Business – Nicole Chittenden
Continuing Education – Cathi Cody-Hudson
Development – Mark Metivier
Diversity & Equity – Diane Gaboriault
Education & Social Services – Susan Comerford
Engineering & Mathematical Sciences – Dan Harvey
Enrollment Management – Chris Lucier
Extension – Gary Deziel
Federal, State & Community Relations – Joe Speidel
Finance & Enterprise Services – Al Turgeon
Honors College – Patty Redmond
Legal Affairs & General Counsel – Lucy Singer
Libraries – Peter Blackmer
Medicine – Maura Randall
Nursing and Health Sciences – Burt Wilcke
President – Gary Derr
Provost – Kerry Castano
Research & Graduate Studies – Dan Harvey
Rubenstein School - Shari Halik, Yolanda Jordan
Student & Campus Life – Annie Stevens