Business Continuity and Ball State University
Business Continuity is an ongoing program dedicated to maintaining critical Ball State University functions in the event of a disaster. Effective business continuity planning involves active participation from university administrators, faculty, and staff.
Department managers and employees can do several things to speed the planning process:
1. Identify your department’s most critical functions. Next, make sure you have the staff, equipment, and business processes needed to support your critical functions.
2. Identify the computer systems needed to perform your critical functions.
3. Backup and secure critical computer files frequently and accurately. Faculty and staff dealing with confidential university information should be familiar with the Information Technology Users’ Privileges and Responsibilities document.
4. Make sure electronic and paper documents needed by your department are always accessible. Critical documents may need to be stored in multiple secure off-site locations to ensure their availability during or after a disaster.
5. Always have a back-up. There should be at least one person within your department that knows how to perform your duties in your absence.
The Ball State Crisis Management Team
has created guidelines for potential emergencies. Be sure to review the guidelines posted for a variety of emergency situations.
Office of Business Continuity
Robert Bell Building, room 237
Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306
Hours: 8 a.m.-5p.m., Monday through Friday