In June 2015, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) held its third faculty development workshop. The primary objective of this effort was to address the recognized shortfall of faculty that are qualified to address the variety of issues that should be covered in a homeland security educational program. While it is certainly understood that a one week collaborative seminar is not going to produce faculty that can teach semester long courses, it provided them with the knowledge of what we view is important in a program, where to find critical resources, and where further opportunities at professional development exist. However, last year’s event resulted in numerous new full courses and course components, thereby improving the breadth and depth or homeland security academic programs for participating institutions.

The Workshop was from June 8-12, 2015. The workshop was limited to academics/faculty from University and Agency Partnership Initiative institutions and subjects covered included:

  • Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Comparative Homeland Security
  • Technology in Homeland Security
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security (Includes Civil – Military relations)
  • Homeland Security Intelligence
  • Current Topics

Workshop participants can login to the CHDS website to review presentations and readings at https://www.chds.us/?cb/facdev15

Please address questions to:
Steve Recca
Director, Partnership Programs
Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security
sprecca@nps.edu