ACUA Resources

As internal auditors, we strive to be at the forefront of providing valuable advice to our leadership and governance boards. The COVID-19 pandemic is the current emergency being mitigated by our organizations. ACUA has numerous resources available on topics that help our organizations with the processes necessary to mitigate the risk and ensure continuity of business as soon as practical.

The following ACUA resources are available as a member benefit. The resources were developed by dedicated volunteers or contributed by members. Resources are organized by the type:  Kick Starters, Webinars, Resource Library, and the Risk Dictionary. If you are interested in contributing your resources related to the subject matter (e.g. pandemic plans, business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, emergency response procedures, etc.), contact Kara Kearney-Saylor, ACUA Standards and Best Practices Committee Chair,

Kick Starters

  • Safety Governance and Management:  Section on Emergency Management Planning


              Subject matter relevant webinar coming soon! Stay tuned.           

Resource Library

  • Business Continuity Checklist

Risk Dictionary

  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster
  • Emergency Preparedness

Search the Risk Dictionary using the terms in bold font for results relevant to continuing operations and recovering from disasters and emergencies in critical areas such as:
  • Accounting
  • Athletics (NCAA)
  • Auxiliary Enterprises Administration
  • Bookstore
  • Capital Asset Depreciation
  • Cash Handling - Wires
  • Dining
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Endowment and Development
  • Enrollment management Accounting
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Governance
  • Health Services
  • Hospital Building and Facilities
  • Housing
  • International Affairs
  • IT Customer Service
  • IT Daily Operations
  • Patient information
  • Recreation & Athletic Centers
  • Safety - Research
  • Special Events Center
  • Student Centers & Activities

Common Key Points:
  • Have a written business continuity plan, emergency response plan, disaster recovery plan (“plan”)
  • Consider cross-functionality within processes and business needs within the plan
  • Communicate the plan
  • Test the plan
  • Communicate results of plan tests/drills
  • Ensure the business continuity plan includes:
    • Policies and procedures
    • Physical safeguards
    • Technical safeguards
    • Periodic independent review
    • Identification of the resources to become operational during or after an emergency situation