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Appendix A: Goals

Beginning with start of the fall 2020 semester:

  1. If the COVID-19 pandemic mandates that course delivery move between the four delivery modes of On Campus, Modified On Campus, Online and Dual, students enrolled in credit-bearing courses and experiences will experience minimal disruptions or surprises. They will know how movement between modes will modify:
    • their interactions with instructors, access to course materials and expectations for course completion;
    • their ability to complete required internships, clinicals, performances, lab projects, community engagement, research and other course or program requirements that cannot be continued in the typical way at the typical time;
    • their access to advising, student success, and health and wellness services;
    • their opportunities for social, extra-curricular and other connected-campus experiences;
    • their need for technology or supplies to continue their course progression.
  2. Instructors should experience minimal disruptions or surprises if the pandemic mandates that course delivery transition between the four delivery modes. Instructors will have:
    • completed Koehler Center 12-hour Hybrid Course online training
    • redesigned their courses to maintain high-quality, personalized learning across delivery modes with minimal disruption.
  3. Employees will experience minimal disruptions or surprises if the pandemic mandates that course delivery transition between the four delivery modes. Employees will know how movement between modes will modify their work responsibilities, work location and technology needs.
  4. Formative assessment at the course and program level will inform continuous improvements needed to support students and employees, particularly if the pandemic mandates transitions between course delivery modes.

During the first three weeks of the fall 2020 semester:

  1. Students and instructors will become proficient learning within a virtual environment that includes synchronous and asynchronous tools. For example, synchronous tools such as Zoom to deliver lectures and asynchronous tools such as threaded discussion groups will be selectively used. Student feedback will inform continuous improvement.