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Course Information Communication, 08-07-2020

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Course Information Communication, August 7, 2020

 
August 7, 2020 — We hope you had a safe and enjoyable summer! Please see the course numbers below to determine what method of instruction your fall courses will take for the Fall 2020 semester. You can also find more detailed information in Banner Self Service. When in Banner Self Service, under the “Fall 2020” tab, click “Course Search” then “View Sections.” Click on the 5-digit CRN# (in blue) for more information. Section numbers have been designed to correspond with methods of instruction as follows:
  • 100 - 299: Previously on-ground courses that are NOT changing – remaining on-ground
  • 620 - 689: Undergraduate Flexible Hybrid courses
  • 690 - 699: Graduate Flexible Hybrid courses
  • 700 - 799: Online Courses (asynchronous)
  • 851 - 899: Remote Courses (synchronous)
  • 901 - 944: Undergraduate Blended Synchronous Courses
  • 945 - 950: Graduate Blended Synchronous Courses
We do not anticipate many changes to these course designations, but some may occur and will be reflected in Banner.

Blended Synchronous (section #’s 901-950). These courses have adopted a blended synchronous model to reduce student density in the classroom and maintain social distancing precautions. All class sessions will be held synchronously. The instructor will divide students into two groups, A and B. For the first class meeting each week, Group A will attend class on ground while Group B attends remotely via Webex or Zoom video conference. For the second class meeting each week, the groups will switch on ground and remote format.

This pattern will continue for subsequent class meetings. Please note that given all classes will have some Saturday sessions, your rhythm of “first class meeting of the week and second class meeting of the week” will be somewhat disrupted. Your instructor will indicate on the syllabus when it is your group’s turn to be present for a Saturday class session. Students should expect to be present in the classroom a minimum of once per week.

Flexible Hybrid (section #’s 620-699). These courses have adopted a flexible hybrid model to reduce student density in the classroom and maintain social distancing precautions. One synchronous and one asynchronous class session will be held each week. The instructor will divide students into two groups, A and B. For the first class meeting each week, Group A will attend class on ground while Group B works on independent, asynchronous exercises as outlined on the iLearn course site. For the second class meeting each week, the groups will switch synchronous and asynchronous instruction. This pattern will continue for subsequent class meetings.

Please note that given all classes will have some Saturday sessions, your rhythm of “first class meeting of the week and second class meeting of the week” will be somewhat disrupted. Your instructor will indicate on the syllabus when it is your group’s turn to be present for a Saturday class session. Students should expect to be present in the classroom a minimum of once per week.

Remote (section #’s 851-899). These courses have adopted a fully remote model to reduce contact in on ground classrooms. All class sessions will be held synchronously via Webex or Zoom video conference. Students are expected to be fully available during all class sessions as per the course attendance policy. Given that all class sessions will meet with the full class for the regularly scheduled time period, this course will not require Saturday class sessions. Additional, asynchronous learning exercises may also be expected and will be available via the iLearn learning management system.

We look forward to welcoming you back to class in all of these formats for the Fall 2020 semester!

Sincerely,
Marist Office of Academic Affairs