HyFlex Plan: Fall 2020 Enrollment Options

Jul. 27, 2020 by Kristi Kirk

Dear CTX students and families, 

We hope that you are eagerly looking forward to our Fall 2020 semester, whether you choose to participate in your CTX experience either virtually or in person. As you know, things continue to shift in relation to the current public health situation and the leadership here at CTX continues to make decisions about how to prioritize your education and the Concordia experience, in a way as safe as possible. We appreciate your patience as we  continue to monitor the evolving situation and make decisions.

Classroom instruction:

In regard to your classes, it is important that you understand the three-fold part of our plan to give you access to your class content in as flexible a way as possible.

  1. In order to reduce density in our buildings for at least a few weeks, most 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 level courses will meet virtually only until September 14.  
  2. Most other classes (mostly 1000 and 2000 level) will be offered in person but with both of the following safety measures in place:
    1. HyFlex (Hybrid-Flexible):  All students have the option to participate in EVERY class either virtually or in person.  Students can make this decision based on their own personal situation and needs and do not need permission to do so, although you should communicate with your professor often.
    2. Hybrid:  In order to maximize physical distancing within classrooms, we may need to limit the number of students who attend a given class on a given day.  Each professor is working through the individual needs of each class and will be communicating with you about when you can come to campus.

Courses that have an in-person option the first three weeks of school will be designated in My Info as well as in Blackboard Learn by August 1.  If you have any questions as to whether or not your course has an in-person option in the first three weeks, please contact Student Central or your instructor. Students enrolled in our Nursing program should contact their Dean for nursing requirements. Programs and courses that are fully online, asynchronous will see no change. 

The Concordia campus:

Things continue to evolve, but as of this writing, Concordia's campus will be open for your use. Residence Halls and Dining Services remain open. You can come to campus to use the wi-fi, study rooms, library and other similar services. Stay tuned to our website for specific details.

Other Concordia services:

All Concordia services will be available to you, although some may only be available in a virtual way. While things might look different than in another semester, we strongly encourage you to continue to engage in all of the Concordia resources that are available to you. Tutoring, counseling services, office hours with professors, career services — all of these are an important part of your CTX educational experience, and we encourage you to continue to find ways to engage in these important support services, albeit in different ways for this semester.

You will be receiving frequent communication from now until the start of classes so that you will have all of the information you need for a successful Fall 2020.  While things may look a little different this year, you can be assured that Concordia will continue to provide the same excellent, student-centered educational experience that you have come to expect from us.  We can’t wait to see you in just a few weeks.  Woosh!

Kristi Kirk,
Provost & Executive Vice President

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