Fall Term 2021 Course Delivery Information
Based on improvements in the outlook related to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC plans to expand the availability of on-campus classes, including more face-to-face and hybrid options. Class caps will remain in place to create smaller class sizes and allow for social distancing so we can meet your academic needs while protecting your health and well-being. On-campus safety protocols during Fall Term will be based on the CDC and health department guidelines in effect at the time.
The EFSC Fall Class Schedule is available and Fall Term course registration started online April 19th. In the Class Schedule, you will see three course types listed. It's important you understand what the course types mean — and that they are subject to change based on the pandemic.
- Face to Face: These courses are planned for on-campus delivery Fall term at the location and time listed. Faculty who are teaching face to face are required to meet with their students in the campus classroom at the course's scheduled times and dates. Faculty will use this time to deliver the course materials. No instruction will occur remotely.
- Hybrid: Courses with this designation are planned to have both online and on-campus components.
Fall Term hybrid classes will follow a 50/50 split weekly between on-campus and online
Important Note: Face-to-Face and Hybrid classes will have reduced limits on the number of students Fall Term 2021 so that the on-campus classrooms can accommodate the required social distancing protocols that may be in place to protect the health of students and instructors. If on-campus course sections fill up more quickly, we will do our best to add more sections. If developments in the pandemic force EFSC to move face-to-face or hybrid courses online, they would be delivered in the Live Online class format described at the bottom of this page.
- Online Course: These are traditional Eastern Florida Online classes without a specific day of the week listed. Online delivery is designed to be 100% online and delivered asynchronously, with no live lectures and no specific meeting times or dates. This teaching delivery method allows for maximum student flexibility. On the Class Schedule, you will see a placeholder time listed of 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM, but again, there are no specific meeting days or times and the online content is available 24 hours a day, with assignment deadlines shared by the instructor. Important Note: Since an Online class is assigned to Eastern Florida Online (EFO) and meets enhanced minimum virtual classroom standards and other quality requirements required of EFO classes, a distance learning fee is charged for an Online class.
EFSC's fall courses will be delivered in the modality listed on the Class Schedule, unless the pandemic forces adjustments. They also are subject to cancellation if they do not satisfy the low enrollment criteria as agreed to by United Faculty of Florida and EFSC Administration.
Unlike past academic terms since March 2020 when COVID-19 first impacted courses, there are not any Live Online courses on the Fall 2021 Class Schedule that posted March 22. If an on-campus course is forced to transition to remote delivery online, it could become a Live Online Synchronous (LIVE) course. This is an online remote teaching delivery method meant for students who seek the personal interaction of a traditional in-person classroom, live discussion, and a structured schedule but within a virtual class. Faculty who transition to teaching Live Online would be required to meet and interact with their students in the online environment within the scheduled times and dates for the course. Important Note: Since a Live Online course would be assigned to a campus and not Eastern Florida Online for enrollment purposes, no distance learning fee is charged for a LIVE class. A "Live Online" course would meet at a specific day(s) and time(s) so cannot conflict with other course times.