Continuity of Academic Operations Plan
The Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) Continuity of Academic Operations Plan (CAOP) is subordinate to the IVCC Emergency Response Plan (ERP). The IVCC Emergency Response Plan outlines the actions to be taken by designated IVCC officials, in conjunction with local, state, and federal governmental officials, to proactively address safety and security issues that may affect IVCC. The CAOP is activated only after college officials have declared an emergency, activated the ERP, and indicated the CAOP should be activated.
The CAOP outlines procedures that may be utilized in an event where an emergency situation has disrupted normal college academic operations (classes). The CAOP will be activated when an emergency or disaster (extensive inclement weather, tornado, earthquake, hazardous materials incident, violence, fire, widespread illness, or other significant event) has occurred and disrupts teaching and learning. The disruption may be evidenced in the loss of facilities or a significant number of absences among faculty, staff, or students.