2019 SUMMIT on Academic Continuity and Campus Resiliency

July 11-12, 2019

Gainesville, FL


The University of Florida and the Board of Governors are sponsoring a 2019 SUMMIT on Academic Continuity and Campus Resiliency on July 11-12 at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center.

Natural and man-made emergencies and crises are a part of living in Florida and state universities continue to plan and prepare for such occurrences, including a hurricane or major storm, major explosion/fire, public health emergency, or terrorist threats and acts of violence.   A priority for our state universities continues to be to promote preparedness for and resiliency from major campus disruptions for SUS students, faculty, and staff through planning, coordination, and communication.

The purpose of the 2019 SUMMIT is to bring together university academic, administrative, and student affairs leaders to examine the impact of a major campus emergency on a university’s educational delivery system, specifically, the faculty’s ability to provide instruction and the student’s ability to receive instruction during and after a disruptive event.   The Summit program will inform and encourage university personnel to implement an Academic Continuity Plan in the coming year that will better prepare the campus community to plan for and respond to a major campus disruption.