All faculty members should prepare for the possibility of an interruption to face-to-face instruction and build alternative instruction strategies into their course.
- Consider introducing remote learning tools and practices early each semester.
- Encourage all students to try a web conferencing tool during the course.
- Record a video lecture or narrated PowerPoint for use in the course.
- Set up additional instructional materials that can be used for remote teaching.
- Have electronic copies of text material readily available.
- Consider relevant statements you may want to include in your syllabi and review with
students each semester.
- Reserve your right to modify a syllabus when necessary.
- Set communication expectations to inform the class about any changes when they occur.
- Identify your expectations and procedures should classes be cancelled or moved to remote teaching.
- Direct students to inclement weather, emergency preparedness or campus closure information.
Get the information and context you need.
- Campus closures and class cancellations during emergencies will be reported through the Carolina Alert system and the university homepage.
- Changes in instruction and course delivery plans due to continued disruptions will be announced by campus leadership and on the university homepage.
- Check with departmental leaders for more details about their expectations for classes as administrators may want to have many of the department’s classes handled in similar ways.