In Fall 2020, students in on-campus programs will be able to choose between one of two hybrid modalities. All courses will include face-to-face interaction (synchronous) as well as assignments via Canvas (our online learning management system) that take place on the student’s own schedule (asynchronous). Our students can decide if they prefer the face-to-face interaction to take place in-person in a classroom on campus or via Zoom.
We have also created two videos to help understand our modalities for the Fall.
The first provides additional information regarding the new modalities using a specific course as an example.
The second video outlines “A Week in the Life of a LIM College Student,” illustrating a sample week of a student participating in either the hybrid in-person or hybrid virtual format.
Depending on major and the courses students need to take, they may also choose to move to LIM College’s online program, in which all classes are offered in 7.5-week modules delivered asynchronously. This means there is no face-to-face component, be it virtual or in-person. Choosing to shift to this program may affect students’ eligibility for scholarships.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do all my courses have to in the same modality (Hybrid In-Person / Hybrid Virtual)?
You have the flexibility to create a schedule that is exclusively Hybrid In-Person, exclusively Hybrid Virtual, or combines Hybrid In-Person and Hybrid Virtual courses.
Not all courses will be offered in all modalities. Any student who wishes to study exclusively in a Hybrid Virtual modality is guaranteed a schedule which does not delay their graduation.
Is there a deadline to decide which modality I want for each course?
There is no formal deadline. We believe that flexibility is paramount and we want to ensure that you:
- are able to study in the modality in which you are most comfortable
- can change your decision based on changing circumstances
- are able to continue your path towards graduation
Can I switch between course delivery modalities during the semester? If so, how?
If you need to change modalities during the semester as a result of COVID-19, we will accommodate this shift. To make this change, you need to make a formal request to Dr. Patricia Fitzmaurice, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you not to plan your schedule with the intention of switching. It is important for both faculty and students to plan their semesters with as much continuity as possible.
What happens if I log in to SONIS to make/adjust my schedule and I see that the course/modality I want is full?
Please contact Dr. Patricia Fitzmaurice, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at email@example.com or contact the appropriate department chair:
- Graduate Studies: Professor John Keane firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arts and Sciences: Dr. Dan Chaskes email@example.com
- Fashion Merchandising: Professor Nancy Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marketing, Management, and Finance: Dr. Eve Proper email@example.com
- Visual Studies: Professor Laurel Lueders firstname.lastname@example.org
- Career and Internship Services: Nina Fiddian-Green email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will keep a running list of these requests and open new class sections accordingly in mid-August.
How many students will be in each class (in-person and/or virtual)? How will students be socially distanced in classrooms?
The number of desks/students in each room will be reduced, to allow desks to be positioned 6 feet apart from each other in all directions. Class sizes will depend upon the size of the classroom. Most in-person classes will have 9-12 students.
Will I need a printer?
No. You will be able to submit all assignments electronically.
Will the Library be open?
Yes. The Adrian G. Marcuse Library will be open for students to visit from Monday-Thursday 8:30am- 5pm, with Ask-A-Librarian Chat Reference service available during those times, as well as evenings and weekends.
Will the Writing Center and Math Center offer tutoring for the Fall 2020 semester?
The Writing Center and Math Center will offer virtual tutoring for the Fall 2020 semester on an appointment-only basis.
Will professors have virtual office hours?
Professors will be available to meet with students virtually, by appointment.