University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Course Modality Definitions
Policy Number: LR 514.20
Effective Date: July 1, 2022
This is the standard modality, where students enrolled in a course are expected to attend class in-person at the scheduled time and location. Deviations from this regularity may be made by specifying them in the syllabus (see credit hour policy and syllabus policy). A face-to-face course may contain some on-line instruction; however, it may not exceed the limits defined in a Hybrid course.
This modality involves an instructor delivering content and interacting with students asynchronously 100% online through the LMS with no scheduled meetings. How the instructor plans to engage in regular and substantive interaction with the students must be defined in the course syllabus (see Syllabus Policy, 404.8). An online course may not require a campus-based component except for testing at a local site.
This modality involves an instructor delivering content and interacting with students synchronously 100% online at scheduled meeting times using a web conferencing tool. Scheduled days and times for the class are provided on the schedule of classes. Faculty will define their method of regular and substantive contact with students in the course syllabus. An online course may not require a campus-based component except for testing at a local site.
A hybrid course includes both face-to-face and online modalities. More than 25% of each modality must be used for the course to be considered a hybrid course. The instructor defines the percentage of each modality which will appear on the schedule of classes and in the course syllabus (see Syllabus policy, 404.8).
A hyflex course includes the delivery of content and interaction through any combination of face-to-face and online modalities not covered by hybrid. Each class session and learning activity is simultaneously offered across modalities (e.g., in-person, synchronously online, or asynchronously online).
Source: Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes (4/2022)
Approved By: Chancellor Christina Drale
Originator: Faculty Senate
Custodian: Faculty Senate