Welcome to the Kuali Ready Admin Newsletter. This newsletter will keep you informed of product updates and community news and events.
Hello Ready Community,
I’m Terri Eikenbary, the new Product Manager for Kuali Ready. Many of you received my introduction email, but to recap, I come from a background in corporate business continuity planning; most recently I oversaw the Business Continuity department for a top-50 financial institution.
I believe my business background gives me a diverse view of continuity, but I’m working to learn the intricate nuances of your positions in higher education. I’ll be reaching out to you periodically to seek feedback on how we can continue to enhance Ready in ways that will make your role easier while helping to make your universities more resilient.
In the coming months the Ready team will share webinars and blog posts with you to help you stay up to date on all things higher ed continuity. Check out our latest bIog post here: Ready Blog and Other Resources. If you would like to host a webinar, or have ideas for a blog post that you feel would be helpful to the community, please send me a message at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Ready’s customer base growing (we’ve recently added 13 new schools through the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)), I aim to keep the momentum going. I have big plans for the future of the product and look forward to working with, and learning from each of you! Please feel free to reach out to me with your Ready feedback, or continuity questions or concerns.
Ready in the Community
Ready’s Director of Customer Engagement, Tony Benjamins, presented at the AICUP meeting in Pennsylvania in early June. His discussion addressed the issues and risks that continuity professionals face in higher education.
Kuali Ready will be a Silver Sponsor for the 2018 IAEM UCC Symposium, and will participate in the event with an information table during the two-day meeting. We look forward to seeing many of our Kuali Ready customers in person.
Business Continuity Tip of the Month
Have you considered your essential employees in your plans? Essential employees are those employees that are required to conduct critical functions during a recovery effort. To mitigate the possibility of an essential employee not being available during a recovery, ensure there is at least one (depending on the function) cross-trained individual to support the process throughout the recovery and resumption phases of an event.
You can now upload a document to a plan without it being associated with a Critical Function. This includes contact or team lists, evacuation plans, SOPs, etc.; any document that would be useful to the department’s recovery.
Alerting Anxiety - A Campus Notification Exercise, July 19, 2018
If you have an upcoming event, and would like to get the word out to the community, let us know and we’ll include the announcement here in our future newsletters.
Thank you for your continuing support of Kuali Ready and for being a member of our wonderful community.
Ready Product Manager