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University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI)

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If you are already participating in the UAPI program, link to the UAPI website to search hundreds of shared course materials, institutions and programs, and online discussions with other educators.

The University and Agency Partnership Initiative, or UAPI, brings together institutions nationwide dedicated to advancing homeland security education. This effort seeks to increase the number and diversity of students receiving homeland security education, accelerate the establishment of high-quality academic programs, and provide opportunities for collaboration that create an intellectual multiplier effect that furthers the study of homeland security.

The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) makes available through the partnership its curriculum, distance learning technology, Homeland Security Digital Library, and all other resources. In return, partners share their curriculum and specialized expertise with the UAPI partners. This provides a cost-effective way to educate thousands of students beyond the NPS campus by reducing the time and resources required of universities and agencies having to build their own curricula and programs from scratch. It also brings synergy to addressing critical research issues, accelerates the development of the homeland security academic discipline, and more rapidly serves knowledge to support the nation's security efforts.

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Steve Recca
CHDS Partnership Programs
uapi@chds.us
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The UAPI Homeland Security Workshop has been simply an invaluable experience. I have learned a great deal about homeland security as an academic discipline and the andragogy needed to be a successful instructor in a diverse graduate classroom of current and aspiring homeland security professionals. I am confident this workshop and its many resources will have a lasting impact on my own teaching and my university’s homeland security curriculum. The Center for Homeland Defense and Security more than lives up to its reputation as the leader in homeland security education-a tremendous national resource!
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Valero Larry
Associate Professor of Security Studies, University of Texas at El Paso

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