Fall 2020 Colonel Course Schedules & Formats
EKU faculty and staff are eager to welcome students back to campus for Fall 2020. We have been working all summer to ensure that students return to a healthy, high-quality learning environment. Below is a description of the course formats and schedules EKU will offer. Students should make sure that they check their EKU email BEFORE the first week of classes. Faculty will describe how they have carefully designed their course and give detailed instructions on their class. Students will find that their courses are in one of the following formats:
Learning Together, but Further Apart! Traditional Classroom Learning with Social Distancing
Some EKU courses will meet full-time in a traditional classroom format, but there will be few changes. Students will be required to wear masks and work/sit in specific areas that adhere to social distancing requirements. For certain classes, there may be additional safety requirements for students to attend, including wearing face shields and sanitizing learning areas. Students should carefully follow faculty instructions and be careful not to move classroom equipment or social distancing signs.
Staggered for Safety!
Some EKU courses this fall will meet in a traditional classroom, but will stagger which students enrolled in the course attend each assigned class day. Faculty will assign students to a particular group or day. Students will be required to wear masks. Please come on your assigned days (and only those days) to the classroom. Students will not be able to select what day they come and should remain available for all assigned class times. Follow faculty instructions for what to do on days when other groups meet in the classroom. Students should not schedule anything else for the class meeting time, even on days when they are scheduled to participate remotely.
Let’s Zoom Thru The Semester!
Online Synchronous Instruction Some EKU courses this fall will be offered through synchronous virtual instruction using platforms such as Zoom, BlackBoard Collaborate, or others. In these classes, students will log into a virtual classroom at an assigned time(s) every week. Faculty will lecture and lead students in real-time activities similar to a traditional classroom. Faculty may take attendance everyday and require virtual participation during the assigned class times. Some faculty may choose to record these classes while others may not.
At Your Own Pace! Online Asynchronous Instruction
Some EKU courses this fall will meet 100% online asynchronously, with no required meeting times. While this may sound a bit intimidating to some, you will not be learning alone. EKU faculty have been teaching online for over a decade. This tremendous experience in online education allows EKU faculty to offer quality interactive learning experiences for students coupled with the convenience and safety of completing coursework anytime and anywhere. To begin an online class, log into the BlackBoard course site and carefully read the syllabus and introductory instructions, including how to ask questions and meet with your instructor throughout the semester.
Web-Blended Instruction Some EKU courses will meet mostly online asynchronously, but will require some in-person meetings on the dates and at the times listed in the schedule and on your syllabus. Please log onto the Blackboard site and carefully read the syllabus and introductory instructions, including how to ask questions and meet with your instructor throughout the semester. For in-person sessions, students will be required to wear masks and work/sit in specific areas that adhere to social distancing requirements. For certain classes, there may be additional safety requirements for students to attend, including wearing face shields and sanitizing learning areas. Students should carefully follow faculty instructions and be careful not to move classroom equipment or social distancing signs.
Colonels Can Change!
As the semester continues, prepare for change. Should public health require, class formats may change with little notice. EKU faculty are prepared! We need students to be ready as well. Faculty have worked all summer to develop high-quality, interactive learning experiences that can be delivered on campus or online. It is important that students prepare and identify how they can continue learning both on and off campus. For assistance in securing internet access, see (_______).