Instructional Methods

CCS employs different instructional methods, from the traditional classroom experience to completely online.  Below are definitions for the various modes of instruction.  On Student Planning and WebAdvisor when a search is conducted on a course, detail into “Section Details” to find the appropriate instructional method.

LEC = In-Person: Lecture
This is an In-Person lecture course that meets for 45 contact hours per semester. No course content or assignments are delivered online.

STU = In-Person: Studio
This is an In-Person studio course that meets for 90 contact hours per semester. No course content or assignments are delivered online.

IND = Independent Study/Internship
This is an Independent Study or Internship course that meets at times determined by the instructor or business/organization where a student is interning.  No course content or assignments are delivered online.

ONLL = Asynchronous Online Courses (Lecture and Studio)
In Asynchronous classes, no learning takes place live. Asynchronous online courses don’t have set class meeting times. Instead, students are given lecture material and assignments to complete within a window, such as one week. Online learners can access coursework 24/7 whenever their busy schedules allow. Although there are syllabus deadlines, asynchronous online classes largely let students establish their own pace within the week.

ONLS = Synchronous Online Courses (Lecture and Studio)
Synchronous literally translates to “at the same time.” Online courses in synchronous format require students to attend live sessions. These classes create times for instructors and enrolled students to log onto the virtual classroom concurrently. Synchronous online courses have students interact through video conferencing, audio calls, chat rooms, and Internet podcasts.

HYB = Hybrid (Blended In-Person Studio and Online): 
Hybrid learning integrates both face-to-face and online coursework to maximize peer interaction. Students pursuing hybrid or blended courses attend on-campus sessions for a limited number of classes per semester for specific purposes, such as lab or studio instruction. Between the in-person meetings, students complete class assignments online asynchronously.

ONHY = Online Hybrid
Same as a Hybrid Course, except instead of students coming to campus, they meet synchronously online. Online Hybrid integrates synchronous and asynchronous learning to maximize peer interaction. Students participate in live-time sessions for a limited number of classes per semester for specific purposes, such as discussion, critique, small group work, etc. Between the synchronous opportunities, students complete class work and assignments online asynchronously.

EFFECTIVE DATE
April 23, 2020

LAST UPDATED DATE
April 30, 2020

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Academic Affairs