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Course number: Course titleSYLLABUS Term (e.g., Fall 2020)Revised: August 3, 2020Subject to any new Texas legislative mandate changes.COURSE INFORMATION:Meeting timesMeeting locationCourse Modality:Select from belowOnline Asynchronous Courses (OASYNC) | Online Synchronous Courses (OSYNC) | Hybrid/Reduced Seating Courses (REDUC) | Traditional Face-to-Face Courses (TR) | Accelerated Online Programs (VIRT) | Interactive Video Courses (ITV)INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:Instructor Name:Phone: (956) 123-4567E-Mail: [email protected]Office location: Office hours:WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO COURSE MODALITYSTATEMENTEach of the possible modalities are defined below. Selectthe one that corresponds to this course and delete the rest. In order to maintain consistency across all communication resources regarding Fall 2020 changes, please do not modify thedefinition. An explanation will be included with the course description. Online Asynchronous Courses:These courses will be delivered fully online. There will be no designated class meeting time for real-time instructor/student interaction, which gives you the flexibility to engage with the course materials as best fits your daily schedule.Your learning will be guided by the digital presentation of the course content (e.g., recorded lectures, presentations, outlines, notes) and scheduled assignments. Your instructors will provide you with feedback on assigned work, communicate with you electronically, and be available to meet as defined on this syllabus.Online Synchronous Courses:These courses will be delivered fully online. There will be a designated class meeting time for real-time instructor/student interaction, which will be conducted remotely via online platforms from the safety of your home. This real-time interaction may be supplemented by the digital presentation of course content. Your instructors will provide you with feedback on assigned work, communicate with you electronically, and be available to meet with you as defined on this syllabus. Hybrid/Reduced Seat Time Courses: These courses will combine online delivery and on-campus instruction. Thismode of delivery is particularly well suited for the type of learning that requires in-person instructional methods or the use of specialized equipment (e.g., practicums or hands-on science laboratory work). Because part of the course will be delivered online, you will spend much less time on-campus than in a traditional face-to-face course. Your instructor will provide the details in the course syllabus. During the limited time that you will spend on campus all present course participants will be following all health and safety guidance from the Return to Campus Task Force, which includes greatly reduced numbers of students at any given time to allow for social distancing, use of face coverings, and other measures as appropriate during all on-campus activities. Exact 1
procedures for these classes will vary depending on the course, on-campus space, instructor, and across disciplines.

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