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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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It was incredibly useful to connect with universities and government agencies to see what they are doing from a program perspective, but also to see what the agencies’ workforce demands and emerging requirements are being defined as. I feel that the UAPI program is crucial as a means to facilitate the workforce requirements associated with the educational process and it is a vital program to continue. Networking at the UAPI paved the way for me to set up relationships with several university programs including The Naval Postgraduate School, Angelo State Center for Security Studies, University of Alaska Emergency Management and Homeland Security Programs, and Colorado Tech. We are currently working on collaborative educational programs and research opportunities with these universities.
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Kevin "Kip" Thomas
Director- Healthcare Emergency Management Program, Boston University School of Medicine

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