Remote Instruction Plan
When inclement weather leads to a university decision not to hold on-campus classes, all decisions of the faculty member about remote instruction must be made in consultation with the department chair and within the following general framework:
- Classes that are normally delivered face-to-face will be limited to asynchronous options. Keeping instruction asynchronous is important in this context because we do not want to disenfranchise students who do not have the necessary technology available.
- Hybrid classes may meet fully online, replacing in-classroom meetings with synchronous or asynchronous options; scheduled online synchronous portions of the class may optionally be moved to asynchronous delivery. These adjustments are feasible because students in these classes will already have the necessary technology available and will already know how to use it.
- Fully online classes will continue to meet online. If the normal delivery method for the class is asynchronous, this method is retained; synchronous classes or portions of classes may optionally be moved to asynchronous delivery.
- In all instances, we must be understanding of students’ varying situations, but it is the student’s responsibility to work directly with the faculty member on resolution of any problems, just as it is when inclement weather is not affecting class meetings.
When UCA Cancels Classes
The university may decide to cancel classes in certain circumstances—when, for example, inclement weather conditions are causing significant and documented disruptions in power and/or data network capacity. In such cases, classes of any type will not meet synchronously, and students should be watching for emails from their instructors with information regarding other asynchronous work and adjustments to the course schedule.
Note: UCA does not coordinate its inclement weather decisions with the public schools.