Dear AIC students, faculty, staff, and wider community:
American Islamic College has kept a careful watch upon unfolding events and remains vigilant in monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic. After much consultation and in cooperation with the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), we are deciding to temporarily shift from face-to-face, “ground” education to online/remote learning for the duration of the spring semester (March 19-May 15, 2020). We are also postponing all campus events and prayer services until further notice. The College (including the library) will remain open so that students can consult the administration, use the collection for their research, and use the College’s computers in the event that they do not possess the necessary technological tools to participate remotely. We are confident that there will be no lapse in the quality of course content or standards during this transition.
Our commitment to your well being remains paramount, and so we urge you to contact us if you experience problems or complications as a result of this transition. Be assured that health, hygiene, and safety guidelines will be strictly observed at the College. More information on this can be found here.
Let us pray for those suffering from the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak: persons who have contracted the illness, families that have been separated due to quarantine measures, people traumatized by the anxiety and panic caused by the pandemic, and all those suffering in silence (including migrants, refugees, and the homeless). Let us hold them all in our supplications for protection, healing, and competent care.
With prayers for God’s peace, protection and blessing to be upon you all,
Daoud S Casewit