Academic Continuity

Academic Continuity is the process of preserving functionality of some of the essential services of an university. There are multiple events that could disrupt the flow of an academic year, but some strategies can be put in place to minimize their impact in a classroom's curriculum.

One of the most important things that should be considered is Communication. Make sure that your plans to address any academic disruptions are clearly communicated to your students as well as your Department Chair. That way, they can also plan accordingly. 

Below you will find two resources that the CTE has developed with Pedagogical Strategies for Academic Continuity. For additional resources for long term disruptions (e.g. COVID-19 Pandemic), visit our SMU Flex section. Click on the link to review Provost Loboa's Guidelines to Address Missed Contact Hours During Inclement Weather Memo published on March 13, 2023.