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About Academic Continuity During Campus Disruption

Academic Continuity During Campus Disruption

Many things can happen that may require teaching and learning to move to an alternative format. Within the last few years, we have experienced building floods, smoke closures, and a COVID pandemic. It is critical as you plan your courses that we prepare for "what if" scenarios that might prevent your classes from meeting as normal for days, weeks, or even months.

Be Prepared, Teach On!

  • Mission - Even if an unplanned situation disrupts teaching and learning, our mission remains unchanged: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement."
  • Integrity - The integrity of our academic programs must remain paramount even if our operational modality changes due to unplanned circumstances.
  • Fairness - When conditions change unexpectedly, our original plans may not be feasible. Our expectations must evolve with the conditions to ensure that they are equitable given the circumstances.
  • Empathy - Unexpected changes rarely come without some impact on the lives of individuals. Each person in our campus community is unique, and we must recognize this as we adjust our operations with compassion.
  • Timeliness - Frequent and clear communication is essential to managing a crisis situation. We must strive to share information promptly using multiple methods and strategies.

Continuity Partners

Office Expertise
Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty professional development
Academic Technology Center Academic software support
Student Affairs Admissions, registration, housing, clubs, and student affinity organizations
University Communications Keep abreast of the latest news and information
Office of Faculty Advancement Employment services and labor relations for academic personnel
Human Resources Payroll, benefits, staff hiring, class and comp, staff labor relations