UW–Madison strategically and systematically uses four modes of instruction for course sections: in-person instruction, hybrid instruction, remote instruction, and online instruction. This policy defines and describes these modes of instruction in the context of current university policy. This policy also describes the delivery types for sections of courses whether synchronous or asynchronous.
Pedagogy, which includes decisions about how course material is delivered (e.g., blended, flipped, etc.), is not indicated in the Student Information System (SIS).
Most broadly, at UW–Madison, instruction in any of the modes of instruction discussed in this policy: 1) adheres to the standard that 1 credit reflects 45 hours of learning activities across the term, and 2) involves regular and substantive interaction between students and the instructor. One “hour” here means 50 minutes (per the UW–Madison credit hour policy). All modes of instruction discussed here can use a range of pedagogical formats (e.g., blended, active, flipped).
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