Mission Continuity & TUresilience

In order to ensure that Temple's teaching and research enterprise can persist and recover from disruption all schools, colleges, departments and campuses are fully engaged and accountable to a mission continuity planning model that is centrally managed and departmentally led and implemented.

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Mission Continuity planning for Temple University formally launched in February 2012 under the direction of Interim Provost Richard Englert and EVP/CFO Anthony Wagner. The purpose, to develop a sustainable, university-wide program to uphold the core missions of the university and restore its essential functions and systems when impacted or threatened during a crisis and/or service interruption. Planning is based on the following assumptions:

• Research & Teaching are interdependent
• Framework is centrally managed
• Implementation is departmental

In August 2012 Mission Continuity was renamed TUresilience with the strategic goal of collecting data from disparate university systems to create a comprehensive centralized inventory of all critical assets and resources. This university inventory will become the core data system to populate the institutional continuity plans for use by senior leadership and departmental continuity plans for use by schools/colleges/departments. Data fed from the university to this system is stored off network, with a third party vendor for redundancy and access in event of a network disruption.

Implementation of TUresilience is constructed in key phases:

1. Data Discovery and Project Mapping
2. Task Force Creation and Plan Development
3. University Inventory Core Data Load & Report Testing
4. User Training and School/College Data Implementation
5. Table Top Testing and Maintenance