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Could you provide some thoughts on whether synchronous and scheduled teaching may be considered for the fall term assuming remote learning continues into the fall?

The University has not decided that all courses would be done asynchronously for either spring or fall. We have suggested that asynchronous delivery should be the default for online instruction, because most pedagogical experts agree that asynchronous delivery works best at a distance, and because it is fairer to all students when many of them will be in different time zones, have limited internet access, or have living arrangements that make it hard to keep to a schedule. 

Instructors have always had the option to include synchronous elements in their at-a-distance courses, provided they ensure that students who cannot attend can still get the benefit of the synchronous activity in some other way. There is good advice for instructors about these matters on the Keep Learning site.  

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