Continuation of Instruction Plan
Athens Technical College has developed a Continuation of Instruction Plan to be implemented in case of inclement weather or other emergencies which cause short-term campus closures or in the event faculty members need to cancel classes for a short time due to personal illness. This plan includes methods for communicating with students and for providing access to course materials via online course component or email.
Communication — Instructors are responsible for informing students of how they will communicate with them should the college close for inclement weather and other emergency situations. Instructors should post this information in their syllabi addenda. Students will also receive information on the best way to contact instructors in case of an emergency.
Instruction — Faculty must describe in the syllabi addenda how they will use the online course component or email in their course to continue instruction when the college is closed for inclement weather and other emergency situations. Faculty who integrate an online component in their course will use that component to continue instruction. Faculty who do not integrate an online component in their course will communicate and continue instruction with their students through the students' @student.athenstech.edu email accounts. Faculty will use their college-provided email accounts to send and receive emails from students. If email is utilized to continue instruction, content can be attached to the emails between instructors and students.
Help Resources — Instructors will provide information to students about academic and technical help resources. This information should be readily accessible to students in the online course component or sent to them via email.