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UH Mānoa classroom and teaching laboratory capacity was reduced to ensure safe physical distancing, as required by the UH System Guidelines on Facilities and Spaces. The decision was made to increase in-person instruction, although some classes will remain online or a hybrid of online/in-person.

  • Students should have as much opportunity as is practicable to learn in person with other students and faculty.
  • Classes will be scheduled online, in-person, or with a hybrid mix of the two. UH Mānoa will inform students about changes to the format or schedule of courses for which they have registered and ensure this information is available to students making decisions about their schedules.
  • Decisions about which classes will be scheduled with an in-person format will be made at the department level and will take into consideration factors such as quality of instruction, accreditation or licensure requirements, specialized resource needs, and the needs of particular student populations.
  • UH Mānoa is responsible for ensuring that classes and class activities (e.g., exams, office hours, etc.) are accessible to students, and that students can achieve the same learning objectives regardless of the class format.
  • In-person classes will meet in facilities that meet the guidelines for Facilities and Spaces. Select instruction may also take place outside when appropriate.
  • UH Mānoa will develop schedules and protocols for cleaning specialized equipment used in laboratory or studio classes.
  • Instructors will ensure students receive appropriate preparation and guidance regarding health and safety protocols for activities such as team projects, field trips, internships or clinical placements.

Mode of delivery

  • Online
    (Asynchronous, synchronous, or a combination of asynchronous and synchronous)

    • Synchronous — Class is held entirely online, with students expected to meet virtually on a scheduled day(s)/time(s) that, to the greatest extent possible, follow the originally scheduled days and times for the course.
    • Asynchronous — Students complete course requirements entirely online, with no specified meeting day(s)/time(s).
  • Hybrid
    (Combination of in-person and online instruction)

    • Scheduled — The class meets one or more times face-to-face, but the rest of the course is delivered online. The online portion may be either synchronous or asynchronous.
    • Split-Class — Students are divided into concurrent sections with distinct course registration numbers (CRNs) that meet face-to-face on different days, and otherwise participate online.
    • Here-or-There (HOT) — Students enroll either entirely face-to-face or entirely online, frequently through web conferencing within a classroom.
  • In-person
    (Physically present in a classroom or other education space)

    • Students meet in a classroom and/or teaching laboratory modified for social distancing.
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