The Catholic University of America

Emergency Preparedness for Instructional Continuity Plan


This Emergency Preparations for Instructional Continuity Plan provides instructions and resources for Catholic University faculty members that will help them continue course instruction when circumstances call for disruption of normal classroom instruction. The Plan highlights three elements for successful course instruction continuation:

    1. Communication - The key to coping effectively with emergency situations is being prepared and keeping communication lines open.
    2. Curriculum Delivery –The best available methods for continued course instruction include using remote delivery and distance learning technologies.
    3. Preparedness and Contingency Plans – Suggested methods are provided for practice drills and considerations are provided for unforeseen circumstances.

Faculty Instructional Continuity Plan Checklist

For assistance with planning for instructional continuity, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website,, find resources here, contact them at