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Instructional Continuity


As the university considers its policies for dealing with unscheduled closures, we reaffirm the importance of maintaining instructional continuity for the benefit of our students’ learning experience. 

While the university will continue to offer make-up days in the event of a closure, we are committed to offering modes of remote instruction to maintain continuity of instruction. Please familiarize yourself with this informational video as well as the preparation checklist and just-in-time training materials offered on these pages.

Please also consider the following guidance related to virtual learning and unscheduled closures:

  1. At the beginning of the term, establish a plan for communicating with your students in the event of a closure. Share those plans in class and electronically via email and Blackboard.
  2. In the event of a closure, reach out to students in a timely manner to communicate your plans to hold the session online if that is what you are planning to do.
  3. Please note that when classes are canceled, students should not be asked or required to participate in other university activities (rehearsals, practice, etc.)



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Preparation Checklist

Be prepared in the event of a closure. Follow these steps for instructors and students to take before and during an unplanned university closure.

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Tools for Virtual Learning

Not sure how to hold or attend a class during a closure? Explore these tools and resources for maintaining instructional continuity.