1. Stanford’s PrepareSU tool provides a standardized approach to continuity planning that is flexible enough to be used by academic departments, research units, administrative units, and other campus organizations.

    An effective continuity plan outlines specific actions that should be taken to decrease the impact of an emergency event, sustain critical functions during an emergency, and speed up program restoration after an emergency. All campus organizations are expected to prepare a continuity plan using the PrepareSU tool. Plans should be updated at least once every year, and more often if organizational changes make the existing plan inadequate.

    For more information, see PrepareSU.