Announced in a March 5 email to campus, the university's plan for fall semester is shaped by the university’s continued commitment to an in-person experience for all students, expanding vaccine availability, and following health official recommendations in response to COVID-19.
Classes that are regularly taught in-person will largely resume as In-Person courses. Classes that have traditionally been asynchronous, online courses will continue with the Online delivery method. The fall semester will more closely reflect a pre-pandemic fall schedule.
Students will see these delivery methods listed in MyRED when they add fall classes to their shopping cart beginning March 29. They should check with their advisors if they have questions about which delivery method is best for them and their degree requirements. A guide on choosing courses is available on the Registrar's website.
- In-Person courses – will take place in a physical classroom or location where the instructor and students interact with each other on scheduled days and times. Students will be expected to attend all of their in-person classes unless they have an approved accommodation or have an instructor-approved absence.
- Online courses – are designed to allow students to move forward independently through learning modules without a traditional classroom experience and provide maximum flexibility for a student’s schedule. Course content is usually fully developed and available before the semester starts, and students follow specific deadlines for engagement and completion of assignments, exams, and projects. Online courses that require testing at the on-campus Digital Learning Commons will resume in the fall and are indicated as a mode of instruction in MyRED.
Web Conferencing courses, which use a web-based video conferencing platform like Zoom where the instructor and students interact with each other on scheduled days and times with a real-time, remote classroom experience, are not expected to be widely available.
Students who are not able to participate in in-person courses due to geographical circumstances such as COVID-related travel restrictions or personal circumstances should submit a COVID-19 Academic Flexibility Request. Those with a disability and/or chronic health condition that makes them high risk for the virus should seek support via Services for Students with Disabilities.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/coursedelivery