In-Person/Hybrid Teaching Models
All students attend an in-person lecture for the full credit hours each week. This will work for smaller enrollment courses and for courses whose enrollment can be split into different sections.
Hybrid Models to increase social distancing in larger enrollment courses
In a blended model, one portion of the students attend in-person while the other portion engages online and then the set of students switch. The original design for this model was based on an in-person and asynchronous online model where students would meet in person once a week. The social distance model is to enable a reduced population to attend in class and then swap the population at the next class meeting. The advantage is that the engagement in the courses can be structured to take advantage of the in-person and online delivery.
- Weekly: Some courses are using an A and B weekly model (with half the students meeting on alternate weeks). This works well for some longer, one day a week classes and labs.
- Dual Delivery: Some course are using an in-person and synchronous video conference online delivery. This model requires both the in-person and video conference students to attend at the same time, but in two different formats.
In several large enrollment courses, the lecture will be online but the required discussion section or laboratory will be in-person weekly. This format is common in first-year courses such as History and Political Science as well as General Education Science courses.
Hybrid Models to enable a faculty member to teach remotely and provide an in-person experience
A classroom facilitator can be used to provide an in-person experience for a class in which the faculty member is in a CDC listed increased risk category for severe illness due to COVID-19. The facilitator attends the class with the students and provides an in-person contact to lead discussions and engagement in class while the faculty member remotely, and synchronously instructs the course by video conference. This model provides many of the advantages of a traditional classroom experience, but allows flexibility for those faculty who cannot be present in the classroom due to increased risk.
A blended course is one in which one faculty member teaches the course material to half the students in classes one day a week and a second faculty member engages with the students online for the other portion of the courses. These blended models works very well for courses with multiple sections and for those whose enrollments are too large for social distancing. This model increases overall engagement since students will be learning from two faculty.