There are many ways to continue teaching or make up missing class time when you can’t be there in person due to planned absences (e.g., conferences) or last-minute (e.g., bad weather, illness) situations. You can engage with your students synchronously (i.e., in real-time) with web conferences, or asynchronously (i.e., student self-paced study) through methods such as posting videos, readings and discussion questions. Links to detailed instructions and tutorials are available from your Blackboard, “Institution Page” tab or you can go directly to http://www.pace.edu/snowday to learn about:
- Planning for a Future Absence – Things you can do when you have lots of lead time before your absence.
- Dealing with an Unexpected Absence – Things you can do at the last-minute to engage students
While we understand that not all courses are conducive to remote and online learning modalities (e.g., nursing labs; lab sciences including chemistry, forensics, and biology; and/or performing arts), the academic continuity plan is essential to providing Pace students an uninterrupted academic experience. Additionally, planning ahead of time in anticipation of inclement weather or other events that result in campus closure, is key to staying on schedule. For further questions or for clarification, please contact your department chair directly.