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Instructional modality Q&A

What are the instruction types?

Face-to-face classes: Students attend class in-person on the days and times indicated on their schedules. Faculty will accommodate students who become ill or may need to quarantine; however, students who plan to be away from campus for all or most of the semester should not register for face-to-face courses.

Blended: Students will attend the class face-to-face for some part of the week and attend remotely the other part of the week or engage in asynchronous modules or lectures in preparation for the face-to-face class meetings. 

Full remote/web: No campus or face-to-face class component. Classes will have synchronous (live) sessions that meet at the scheduled days and times for the class, but all interactions will occur remotely. 

The method of delivery will not impact tuition rates, which have been set based on the educational content provided.

How can I determine how each of my classes is being delivered?

Information on how students’ classes will be delivered is available on Porches. Instructions for current and incoming students are available in the July 29 message from the provost’s office.

Will my blended classes have a standard meeting time?

Yes, blended courses will include face-to-face meetings at a dedicated place and time during part of the week. They may also include synchronous (live) virtual meetings, meaning students will attend remotely at the scheduled day and time, interacting with the professor and classmates in real time. More information will be provided by individual instructors in the syllabus on their course’s Isidore site.

Will my remote classes have a standard meeting time?

Yes, classes will have synchronous sessions that meet at the scheduled days and times for the class; but all interactions will occur remotely. More information will be provided by individual instructors in the syllabus on their course’s Isidore site.

What is the attendance policy for face-to-face and blended courses?

Attendance policies are determined for each class by the faculty member; students will be able to view the attendance policy on the syllabus. Students should plan to attend class even on remote days during the times indicated on their schedule. There is a university-wide attendance policy for first-year undergraduate students that appears in the University Catalog.

I need to study remotely, what does that mean for my schedule?

Fully remote classes will most easily accommodate students who plan to be away from campus for all or most of the semester. However, some students living on campus may request fully remote courses. 

Students may be able to enroll in blended courses, as well. All blended courses will have online components and, in many cases, faculty will be able to adapt those courses for remote learning. If you have questions about the courses for which you are scheduled and the opportunity to complete them fully remotely, please contact your dean’s office. An individual evaluation will be completed to determine any schedule adjustments that may be required to accommodate a fully remote schedule. Contact information is available in the July 29 message from the provost’s office.

Is there a difference in price for tuition if I study remotely?

The University has a single tuition model for undergraduate students, which does not vary if classes are in-person, blended or remote this fall. Over 70% of undergraduate courses will be offered either fully face-to-face or in a blended format, while the remainder will be delivered through remote learning. Faculty have worked very hard during the summer to design courses that will not only allow you to progress toward your degree, but also reflect the distinctive, engaging, academically excellent UD educational experience you value. As the University continues to navigate a Path Forward based on the current conditions of the pandemic, we recognize families have financial concerns. While tuition costs remain the same, we are committed to assisting families with need-based financial aid to assist with any financial challenges. Additional details about the appeal process are available here if your family has been impacted economically due to the pandemic.

Will the course modality remain the same throughout the semester?

As the semester progresses, it is possible that individual course modalities could change due to the dynamic circumstances related to public health concerns and the personal circumstances of individual faculty members. As we navigate the semester together, flexibility will be important. Faculty members may need to change modalities should they become ill, or if changes in their household or county require them to teach remotely.  

How can I have books delivered to me if I’m studying remotely?

Students can order books online and have them shipped to your home address. Eligible students can use the textbook award when ordering online. (The textbook award cannot be used toward shipping charges.)

Can I get my student ID card while studying remotely?

ID cards for online students will not be produced at this time. Students may visit Card Services to obtain their ID cards when they return to campus. University departments may contact OneCard@udayton.edu with any questions or concerns.