Classroom Management - Classrooms & Classroom Concerns

Classroom Evacuation Information

Before the first day of class, you should know the evacuation plan for the building in which you are teaching and what numbers to call in the event of a safety or medical emergency. Each building has a Building Coordinator and an established evacuation plan; ask your department's staff for details about your classroom or lab area. Familiarize yourself with the Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) for your classroom's building. Signs are posted in each building directing you to the EAA for that area of the building.

Include in your section syllabus (and suggest that this be added to the course syllabus if it is absent) that students with disability-related needs should inform the faculty member or their GSI of any arrangements that need to be made in the case of an emergency or evacuation. This will enable you to prepare accordingly to handle emergencies that may arise.

You should also learn about the campus-wide emergency plan, including what to do in the event of an earthquake, power outage, fire, hazardous materials release, bomb threat/explosion, or evacuation. Information about University emergency procedures is available through the website of the campus Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Information to assist students with disabilities in preparing for an emergency may be found in the Campus Access Guide.

This page was last updated on Thursday, October 06, 2011