2020-2021 Catalog Winter Update

Course Delivery Modes

In-class Courses

These courses are offered entirely in-class with the students and instructor meeting on-site on a regular and established schedule. Students participate in group learning experience and in-class learning activities designed according to the needs of the program and students. Course information and activities that take place online within the learning management system include but are not limited to: faculty contact information, posting course documents such as syllabi and required resources, learning materials such as PowerPoint presentations or lecture notes, faculty announcements, assignment submission, and posted grades. Students may also be required to complete some graded learning activities and discussions online.

Mixed-mode Courses

These courses offer a mix of in-class and online instruction with the students and instructor meeting 51-99% of the time in class on a regular and established schedule. Students participate in group learning experiences and in-class/online learning activities designed according to the needs of the program and students. Course information and activities that take place online with the learning management system include but are not limited to: faculty contact information, course documents such as syllabi and required resources, learning materials such as PowerPoint presentations or lecture notes, faculty announcements, graded learning activities and discussions, assignment submission, and posted grades.

Online Courses

These courses are offered entirely via online technology. Faculty and students participate in group learning experiences that include required weekly activities and regular interaction between students and the instructor. All course information and activities take place asynchronously within the learning management system including, but not limited to: faculty contact information, course documents such as syllabi and required resources, learning materials such as PowerPoint presentations or lecture notes, faculty announcements, graded learning activities and discussions, assignment submission, and posted grades.

Online with Required Seminar

These course are offered primarily via online technology with the students and instructor meeting synchronously, in-class and/or online, for portions of the course on a regular and established schedule. Faculty and students participate in group learning experiences that include required weekly activities and regular interaction between students and the instructor. Course information and activities that take place online, within the learning management system include but are not limited to: faculty contact information, course documents such as syllabi and required resources, learning materials such as PowerPoint presentations or lecture notes, faculty announcements, graded learning activities and discussions, assignment submission, and posted grades.

Enhanced Distance Learning

These courses are offered in a combination of synchronous online sessions led by the Instructor of Record and in-class sessions led by a local facilitator. Faculty and students participate in group learning experiences that include required weekly activities and regular interaction between students, the facilitator, and the instructor. Course information and activities that take place online within the learning managements system include but are not limited to: faculty contact information, course documents such as syllabi and required resources, learning materials such as  presentation slides or lecture notes, faculty announcements, graded learning activities and discussions, assignment submission, and posted grades.

Performance-Based Distance Learning

These courses are offered via distance learning. Students may meet synchronously, in-class and/or online, for portions of the course on a regular and established schedule. Content is organized into blocks, with each block designated with quarter credits. Students work at their own pace with the guidance and instructional support of a Faculty Facilitator. Students complete assessments that measure course outcomes. They may complete the assessments found in the block, or suggest alternatives that show they have achieved the course outcomes according to the corresponding rubric. Students’ assessments are evaluated according to the rubric by independent Faculty Outcomes Evaluators. Faculty Facilitators compile the results of the evaluations and submit the final grade.

In addition to the requirements for all delivery modes listed above, faculty are required to adhere to all instructional directions as specified by the Course Manager and their primary supervisor.

(Policy #3500.18)