Chowan University will Offer a Variety of Course Delivery with the Aid of a New Instructional Designer
Chowan University has made adjustments to the fall 2020 semester to support health and encourage learning. As always, our goal is to offer an outstanding academic experience to every student. During the fall, social distancing will be practiced by limiting classroom occupancy and employing diverse course offering modes.
Courses have been designed to be delivered both remotely and in-person. The majority of remote and hybrid sessions will be delivered in real-time, to enable immediate interaction and discussion. Some classes will consist of remote lectures and small, in-person sessions. Some courses will assign alternating groups of students to attend in the classroom on alternating days. Some courses will break large classes into smaller cohorts.
To support the transition in delivery methods, Chowan University hired an Instructional Designer to oversee the design, quality, and development of courses offered in all modes of delivery including face-to-face and distance delivery formats (online, hybrid, and blended). Jonathan D’Souza has been charged to provide training to support instructional and support services in collaboration with faculty and support staff to ensure best practices in all instructional delivery formats (face-to-face, synchronous hybrid, asynchronous hybrid, and online).
“The faculty have been responsive and flexible in preparing for the fall 2020 semester” shared Danny Moore, Provost. He continued to say that “faculty have shown their dedication to the students in designing courses to be delivered in a multitude of ways to ensure that the University provides the best educational experience to our students as possible. The addition of our Instruction Designer will assist our faculty in ensuring that we are using best practices in all of our deliveries.”
For continued updates on Chowan’s fall 2020 safe reopening plans visit chowan.edu/reopening.