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Royal Flex Program

Our primary goal is to facilitate face-to-face class options whenever possible, recognizing that specific decisions will be shaped by a number of factors and constraints including the availability of classroom space, pedagogical needs, course type, and special circumstances of faculty and students.

The Royal Flex Program provides the following five instructional approaches for the fall. Students will receive more details in the coming weeks regarding the delivery modes of their fall semester courses.

Fully Face-to-Face Instruction (FTOF)

Classes are offered in a traditional face-to-face setting in a classroom with the ability to have all enrolled students present for each class period. This approach does not include any required remote learning component.

Rotational Face-to-Face & A/Synchronous Instruction (ROT)

A percentage of students rotate as assigned between in-person learning and remote viewing of the class period either synchronously (e.g., via Zoom) or asynchronously (e.g., recording lectures, using Panopto features, or Zoom recordings of live class to be viewed at any time).

On remote days, students can view but not participate in class. The goal is to keep the currently scheduled times for classes in this category.

Face-to-Face with A/Synchronous Instruction (FFSY)

Faculty provide fallback support to traditional face-to-face classes for quarantined students by allowing them to remotely view but not participate in the class either synchronously (e.g., via Zoom) or asynchronously (e.g., recording lectures, using Panopto features, Zoom recordings of live class to be viewed at anytime, or sharing individually with the quarantined student).

Hybrid Face-to-Face & Synchronous Remote Instruction (HYBR)

For the entirety of the semester, a subset of the students will be in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting and a subset will be in a synchronous remote instruction.

  • Students in the synchronous remote instruction setting are included as if they were in-person with the opportunity to interact in real time with the instructor and/or the in-person cohort.
  • The remote instruction cohort will not attend any class session in-person.
  • The goal is to keep the currently scheduled times for classes in this category.

Remote Instruction (REM)

Classes are fully remote in either a synchronous or asynchronous format. The University is working with faculty leadership to develop minimum guidelines for remote instruction.