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ACT to Sustain Learning Through Current Events

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Collectively witnessed or experienced events, such as acts of terrorism, global pandemics, divisive national elections, natural disasters, or campus-wide controversies, can impact student learning and well-being. We encourage instructors to ACT to acknowledge the potential impact on students and plan to navigate a period of possible uncertainty.

The Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) echoes the recommendation that instructors acknowledge and plan for events impacting student learning and well-being. 

The ACT to Sustain Learning Through Current Events resource provides a range of instructional practices for supporting your students and their course learning through potentially disruptive current events, which you can adapt to your courses.

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Download the one-page infographic summarizing key suggestions (PDF)