Academic Calendar & Course Offerings
The 2022 academic course schedule will have modality options similar to the prior in an effort to reduce campus density. Academic administrators reviewed all courses, modes of teaching, and faculty preference (which included tenure track, clinical, and lecturers) that have been taken into consideration. We are attempting to provide students with a variety of options of class modes. Those modality definitions can be found on the Registrar’s website.
Modality options are:
Face to Face Courses (indicated by only a numeric section number) These courses will have face-to-face meeting times on campus.
Online Synchronous (indicated by a W + numeric section number) An online course that meets at regular times via remote conferencing tools with live instructor interaction. (No in-seat meeting.) This type, of course, will likely contain some asynchronous content. For example syllabus, lecture files, and readings. The schedule will indicate “synchronous” (OSYNC) in the “where” or location portion of SIS.
Online Asynchronous (indicated by a W + numeric section number) Courses comprised of learning activities that students can complete on their own time, with regular deadlines that keep them on track. Students will engage with the majority of course materials without the instructor present. The course material is typically available in a Blackboard course shell. The schedule will indicate “asynchronous” (OASYNC) in the “where” or location portion of SIS, and TBA in the time as there is no set meeting time at any time during the semester.
Mixed Mode Courses (indicated by an M + numeric section number) These courses will have both online (may be synchronous or asynchronous) and on-campus elements. The multiple schedule lines indicate when at least one on-campus meeting is required, and online meeting attendance is required either in synchronous or asynchronous mode. This is different from Hyperflex because all students are participating in the same modality at all times. Courses for which between 30 and 79 percent of instruction is delivered online.
Hyperflex Courses (indicated by an H + numeric section number) These courses are a form of mixed-mode course: they meet synchronously in a classroom while simultaneously allowing students to participate online. This mode allows for students to learn in the classroom or live (synchronously) online at the same time. Faculty will teach in the classroom with some students physically present while the remaining students participate remotely. It is possible to participate in this mode without ever attending class on campus.
Campus density is similar to Fall 2021 with 43.8% of course sections requiring some on-campus presence and 56.19% of course sections being fully online. No changes have been made to the academic calendar for 2021-2022.