Bus control plan and disaster recovery plan

Bus control plan and disaster recovery plan

Residency Research

ISOL 632 Business Continuity Planning

and Disaster Recovery

Using Resources to Promote Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an integral part of any educational program

At UC, we encourage and provide applicable resources for the promotion of critical thinking

In order to properly research and complete course papers, proper resources must be utilized

Critical Thinking helps us to:

Understand the links between ideas.

Determine the importance and relevance of arguments and ideas.

Recognize, build and appraise arguments.

Identify inconsistencies and errors in reasoning.

Approach problems in a consistent and systematic way.

Reflect on the justification of their own assumptions, beliefs and values.


Researching Using the Critical Questions

When using research resources, it is imperative to review the six critical questions and implement that data into your writings.

Proper Resources for Research

When asked to completed a research paper in the UC School for Computer and Information Sciences, you must use scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

A peer-reviewed article is one that has “been evaluated by several researchers or subject specialist in the academic community prior to accepting it for publication” and is “also known as scholarly or refereed.”

Your professor or the UC Librarian team can help you determine whether or not an article is peer-reviewed.

Proper Resources for Research

Examples of sites with peer-reviewed resources

UC Library Site



Google Scholar

Examples of sites with unacceptable resources

PC Magazine


Ars Technica


Proper Format is Important

All papers written for courses within the School for Computer and Information Sciences must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style.

University Resources

The UC Library provides a myriad of online resources to assist students with proper research

Resources referring to Information Security can be found inside the UC Library site



Research Paper

At least 8 pages, no more than 10

This does NOT include the DRP

Double spaced APA style

At least 15 references

At least 12 of your references have to be scholarly peer-reviewed articles

DR plan should follow NIST standards and formatting

Research Paper


Find and review peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning disaster recovery and business continuity

Find and review an organization that fits within your assigned industry

Apply research from articles and chosen organization to create research paper concerning how that organization uses BCDR and your recommendations on any changes, advantages, or disadvantages

Using information gained from your research and well know NIST standards, create a disaster recovery plan for the organization you choose (you can create a DR plan for the whole organization or only a division/department of it)

Research Presentation

Goal is to summarize your research paper and DR plan

Must present for at least 15 minutes but no more than 20 minutes

Your group will be randomly selected for presentation

All group members need to participate in the presentation