UBC’s Academic Continuity Instructional Support Task Force (ACIS) was struck to identify critical infrastructure and service needs and strategies to support the university’s ability to maintain timely academic program delivery in the event of a disruption of service caused by an emergency or disaster situation. And, ACT was built to support this process.
Academic continuity is the process of maintaining continuity of learning in a crisis situation caused by a pandemic, natural disaster, human-induced (“man-made”) disaster, or other precipitating factor. Academic continuity is vitally important because it focuses on maintaining the core function of education: providing students with the opportunity to learn.
We wish to acknowledge and thank The University of Washington’s UW Technology unit, which gave us permission to borrow from their academic continuity toolkit. This site was built by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology with direction provided by the Academic Continuity Instructional Support Task Force.