Isothermal Community College

Learning College Manual

Institutional Effectiveness

Section I:  Mission and Purpose

A. College

Isothermal Community College is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves Polk and Rutherford Counties. The college exists to improve life through learning. The college offers transfer and workforce development classes and community service programs. Student, academic, and administrative offices provide support.

B. Business Continuity

The Business Continuity Plan ensures continuation of core college programs and services during and after small and large scale emergencies. It outlines high levels of resilience, where required, and guides the use of resources to assure that critical functions continue or are restored as soon as possible. The first priority is the safety of faculty, staff, and students. An Emergency Management Team develops and distributes the plan, coordinates the training of faculty and staff, and coordinates implementation.

The following areas have been identified and addressed in the plan:

Critical Business Functions
  • Credit and non-credit classes
  • Essential college information technology services
  • Essential student services
  • Essential physical facilities
  • College administrative functions
  • Communications services
  • Employee services
Probable Emergencies
  • Tornado/wind damage
  • Winter storm
  • Flood
  • Fire
  • Medical emergency
  • Workplace violence
  • Environmental emergency
Probable Impacts
  • Total or partial power failure
  • IT network delivery failure
  • Employees and students trapped in a building(s)
  • Loss of access to a building(s)
  • Loss of or damage to a building(s)
  • Loss of or injury to person or persons
  • Loss of access to road(s)