Carnegie Mellon University

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Information for Faculty & Staff

S3 Updates for Hybrid Learning Model

For the 2020-2021 academic year (including summer 2021), Carnegie Mellon will offer a hybrid model of teaching and learning that will maximize flexibility, accessibility and, most importantly, quality, creativity and innovation. A hybrid model means that both in-person and remote instruction will be offered for as many courses as possible. Additionally, the daily schedule is being stretched to allow for more time between each class and will include earlier-than-usual course start times and later-than-usual course end times.

A number of modifications have been made to the S3 Admin Console and S3 Faculty Course & Grade Info page to show updated day and time assignments, student time zones, and course delivery modes. Delivery modes indicate how a course is offered by the instructor (i.e., in-person, remote).

To view which screens have been modified to display student time zones and course delivery modes, select from the dropdowns below: 

On the course roster page, a new “Time Zone” field will display to show the student’s reported time zone. Also, if the course-section is delivered remotely, “CMU REMOTE” will display under "BLDG/ROOM." If "TBA" appears under "BLDG/ROOM," a learning space has not yet been assigned; however, the section will be either IPR or IRR.

 

Under "Section Details," the delivery mode for the course-section has been added. 

 

Student reported time zones have also been added to the "Download CSV Roster" file, available via a gear wheel on the Course Roster page. 

Effective July 30, the student's self-reported time zone information has been added to the advising roster to assist with advising and office hour planning. 

On the homepage, instructors can view delivery mode abbreviations and descriptions.

 

Under their course-sections, instructors can view the delivery mode in which their course will be delivered under the “MODE” field.  Also, if the course-section is delivered remotely, “CMU REMOTE” will display under "BLDG/ROOM." If "TBA" appears under "BLDG/ROOM," a learning space has not yet been assigned; however, the section will be either IPR or IRR.

 

Student reported time zones have also been added to the "Download CSV Roster" file, available via a gear wheel on the Faculty Course & Grade Info page. 

Courses in the Schedule of Classes (SOC) and Stellic Academic Audit application have been updated to show the stretched daily schedule and building/room assignments.

Course Delivery Modes

IPR:  In-Person + Remote

Uses a combined approach of in-person attendance (such as in a classroom) and remote technology. Students may choose to attend in-person or remotely during the course’s scheduled meeting time.

IRR:  In-Person (Rotation) + Remote

Uses a combined approach of remote technology and rotating in-person attendance (i.e., if a course meets on MW, some attend in-person on M and remotely on W, while others attend remotely on M and in-person on W). Students may choose to attend in-person or remotely during the course’s scheduled meeting time.

IPP: In-Person Paired

Delivered in-person (such as in a classroom). Students will be in the classroom during the course’s scheduled meeting time. Should a student need to temporarily attend remotely, they will attend the paired remote only section without making a schedule change; if these sections are at different times, students should keep the remote only section times clear on their schedule.

IPO:  In-Person Only

Delivered in-person (such as in a classroom). Students will be in the classroom during the course’s scheduled meeting time.

REO:  Remote Only

Delivered remotely via technology. Students will attend remotely during the course’s scheduled meeting time.

Note: Course Attendance

The expectation is that students attend courses during the course meeting’s scheduled day and time (synchronously); however, some instructors may have other preferred course formats. For example, some may prefer to offer a pre-recorded course (asynchronously) to better accommodate students in different time zones.