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Course and Schedule Updates

The University carefully considers how best to deliver a high-quality, highly technical curriculum in a challenging environment, where, at the same time, we continue to raise the demand for our graduates among some of the most prestigious tech companies and industries in the world. 

Spring 2021 Course Modality

Spring 2021 course modalities have revised descriptions and expectations from fall 2020 modalities. Please read carefully. Also, note that there are expectations, or guidelines, for student engagement listed in each description. Each guideline focuses on how a student can succeed in the rigorous academic environment at Florida Poly, while balancing COVID-19 protocols. Each guideline further takes into consideration the need and value of student-professor and student-student interaction in the learning process.

   

Spring 2021 Course Modality Descriptions

Spring 2021 course modalities focus on purposeful opportunities for students to interact with their course content, faculty and classmates. 

Note: Synchronously means the instructor and students interact at the same time, as scheduled. Asynchronously means the student interacts with the course content any time after it has been posted online by the instructor.

  • Course is offered on campus in a traditional face-to-face format.
  • Classroom seating is set up for social-distancing.
  • Face-coverings are required, and all other COVID-19 protocols remain in effect.

Schedule/CAMS Designation: 01, 02, etc.—standard course section designations

  • Course is offered in a multimodal delivery.
    • This is a modification to our Flex mode from the fall semester:
  • Live, in-person lectures or problem-solving sessions with the students in person and, at the same time, synchronously through a web-based meetings platform…BUT up to 50% of the course will require in-person/in-class attendance.
  • FX classes meet on specified days and at specific times. 

Schedule/CAMS Designation: Section # followed by FX

  • Course is fully online and may include synchronous elements.
  • A regularly CAMS scheduled course meeting time is established and used for class meetings as well as exam and quiz scheduling.

Schedule/CAMS Designation: Section # followed by OL

  • Lab sections will be delivered face-to-face.  
  • Live, in-person lab sessions meet on specified days and at specific times.

Schedule/CAMS Designation: Course # is followed by the letter “L” (e.g. 2045L)

  • C course sections will be delivered face-to-face and in a multimodal delivery.
  • Most C courses will be Face-to-Face including the laboratory sessions.
  • Instructor conducts live, in-person lectures or problem-solving sessions with the students in person and, at the same time, synchronously through a web-based meetings platform.
  • C classes meet on specified days and at specific times.
  • Up to 50% of the course will require in-person/in-class attendance.

Schedule/CAMS Designation: Course # is followed by the letter  “C” (e.g. 1007C)

 

  1. All course modalities that include on-campus or face-to-face student engagement require face-coverings and all other COVID-19 protocols remain in effect. 
  2. Students in the classrooms will be managed to ensure that social distancing is maintained during the delivery of the course material.
  3. Students not in the classroom and where the class is not being recorded will be required to have cameras on and a microphone available to communicate with and participate in the course.
  4. As is always the case, students seeking reasonable accommodations must work with the CARE Services Team.
  5. Students are responsible for keeping up with course material when they are absent due to routine illness or other circumstances by following the syllabus, materials in Canvas, and keeping in communication with the instructor. In cases of COVID-19 quarantine or isolation, students must work through Counseling Services where additional support will be managed on a case-by-case basis.

The student experience at Florida Poly must be rich in interactions between faculty and students and within student peer groups. To promote this experience, we have set expectations for Spring 2021 attendance to provide students with on-campus access to learning and to support strong student engagement in academics and campus life.

  • Students in Face-to Face, Low-Flex, C courses, and Lab Courses are expected to attend classes on campus and in-person.
  • Students in any kind of Flex-delivered course must demonstrate in-person/on-campus class attendance as outlined in the course syllabus.
  • Students in Face-to-Face courses are expected to be in attendance for all course sessions as all classrooms are set up for physical distancing and class capacity is set to not exceed that level.

Students who have received approval from CARE Services for a reasonable accommodation will be required to complete the Remote Attendance Agreement form. The form will be sent directly to eligible students. An example of the form can be seen here.  

The classrooms in the IST Building have been adjusted in accordance to CDC guidelines. The chart below will show the new seating capacities for each room. 

IST Lecture Room

Seating Capacity

Notes and Lab Type

1000C

34

17 seats on each side

1012

22

 

1013

12

ECE/CS Lab

1014

23

 

1015

23

 

1016

X

ME Lab

1017

23

 

1021

X

ME Research Lab

1024

X

RAD Lab

1025

8

CS Lab

1026

24

Computer Lab

1027

12

BIO Lab

1028

24

Computer Lab

1030

24

Computer Lab

1032

23

Computer Lab

1036

X

Sr Design/Capstone Lab

1044

23

 

1045

24

 

1048

24

 

1049

23

 

1051

14

Physics Lab

1052

8

Chemistry Lab

1053

14

Physics Lab

1055

8

Chemistry Lab

1056

12

Circuits Lab

1058

12

Circuits Lab

1060

23

 

1061

X

Research Lab

1062

23

 

1063

X

ME Research Lab

1064

23

 

1065

22

 

1002C

45

 

1013B

X

ME Research Lab

1067C

45

 

“X” capacity rooms must be managed by space setup according to CDC guidelines.

 

Contact the Registrar's Office if you have any questions.