Illinois Public University Faculty - NIU - Homeland Security

Illinois Public University Faculty

Foundations in Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness, an interactive online course, is drawing enthusiastic reviews from students at NIU and WIU. The course provides a comprehensive overview of issues that threaten public safety and commerce, including natural disasters, human made disasters, terrorism, and business interruption. Appropriate for a wide range of disciplines and online course management systems, foundations course materials are available to faculty members teaching homeland security courses at Illinois public universities at no charge during the 2007 pilot year.

Illinois Homeland Security Education Alliance is collaborating to prepare professionals and the public to meet homeland security challenges.

Alliance partners are working together in unprecedented ways:

  • Development and delivery of academic offerings by a critical mass of expert faculty
  • Creation of seamless course sharing across institutions
  • Dissemination of essential homeland security information throughout the state

All Illinois public universities have been invited to participate in IHSEA and many have expressed strong interest in joining the Alliance.