Keep Learning: Student Planning Guide

SF State students are sometimes called to demonstrate your resiliency by adapting and responding to a number of unexpected events. Some events are merely disruptive, such as the rolling blackouts to counteract increased energy consumption, or a nation-wide outage of the Zoom web conferencing service on the first day of instruction. Some events are catastrophic, such as the social and economic disparities endured by our most vulnerable populations, compounded by the global health crisis, or the local forest fires which have displaced faculty, staff and students, and created hazardous breathing conditions.

As a community, we should strive to maintain patience and compassion with ourselves, and each other, as we confront known and unknown risks, and we should also strive to develop resilient learning plans to ensure you make progress toward your academic goals.

This website asks for your help in planning for unforeseen events and shares resources to support you in this effort. Please review the questions below within the context of your own learning, and consult the resilient teaching and learning planning resources on this site for support.

  • Resilient Learning Plan: What will you do if you should fall ill or need to take care of a family member? 
  • Communications Plan: How will you communicate with your instructors and classmates and receive accurate university information during the event of an emergency?
  • Technology Plan: What will you do if you should lose access to power, equipment or software services? 
  • Emergency Assistance Plan: What will you do if you should lose access to housing, food, or other basic necessities?
  • Health & Wellbeing Plan: What will you do if you should require mental health services or medical assistance?  

Student Planning Quickguide

What will you do if one should fall ill or need to take care of a family member?

  • Check iLearn and the course Syllabus tool to find contact information, course materials and instructions for students on what to do in the event of a disruption to instruction

 

How will you communicate with your instructors and classmates and receive accurate university information during the event of an emergency? 

  • Create your SF State email account and check it regularly 
  • Ensure your emergency contact information is current within SF State Gateway so you will receive emergency alerts from the university 
  • Use iLearn as the hub for course communications, and be sure to check it regularly as well

 

What will you do if you should lose access to power, equipment or software services?

  • Consider creating a print out of emergency contacts that can be stored in a wallet, purse, or other area that are often with you

What will you do if you should lose access to housing, food, or other basic necessities? 

What will you do if you should require mental health services or medical assistance?