Course Instruction for Fall 2020
To ensure the quality of education while conforming to the social distancing guidelines and government regulations, the plan for course instruction for Fall 2020 at Ewha is as follows:
Lab experiment/ Practice/Training
in-person + online
(students may choose to take courses online or in-person)
online and in-person
Theory & Practical
50 students or less
50 students or more
1. Instruction for theory/theory & practical courses with less than 50 registered students and all lab experiment/practical/training courses will be offered both in-person and online.
1) Type of Class:
- Theory and practical courses with less than 50 registered students
- Courses which include lab experiments, practice or training that are required to be done in-person
2) Instruction format (faculty):
- Teach class in-person in assigned classroom during assigned time
- Teach via online platform in real time for students taking class remotely (synchronous) or record lecture and upload video file afterwards (asynchronous) (ZOOM support to be provided)
3) Attendance (students):
- Choose between attending in-person class or taking class online
* Neither option will result in any disadvantages to a student’s grade or attendance
※ Classroom assignments may change based on the number of students choosing the in-person option.
- Theory and theory/practical courses with less than 50 registered students may convert to being conducted fully online or face-to-face, or be adjusted to a more efficient instruction method, if: 1) there is common consent between the instructor and students, and 2) the (relevant college/graduate school) dean has approved of the change after consideration of the course type, quality, availability of classrooms.
- For classes that include lab experiments, practice or training that require students to take class in person (requiring uses of university facilities such as experimental or practice equipment), in-person classes may be held during the times notified in advance by the course instructor upon receiving approval from the dean. However, efforts will be made to make accommodations for students whose travel or living conditions restrict their availability to come to campus, or who are at risk of exposure to possible infection, etc.
2. Theory/ theory & practical courses with more than 50 registered students will be conducted online during the entire semester.
In accordance with university regulations on remote teaching and learning, online courses will be composed of the following:
● Criteria for Online (Video) Lecture
· Must be one of the following: ①synchronous online class, ② lecture video recorded by instructor (asynchronous), ③ a combination of the above
· Hours per Credit
3 credits (2 sessions/week, 75 minutes per class): Length of lecture video must be at least 40 minutes
3 credits (1 session/week, 150 minutes): Length of lecture video must be at least 75 minutes
2 credits (1 session/week, 100 minutes): Length of lecture video must be at least 50 minutes
1 credit (1 session/week, 50 minutes): Length of lecture video must be at least 25 minutes
· At least 30% of lecture content must be updated or renewed at the beginning of each year
- Classrooms will not be assigned for online courses
3. Midterm and final exams will be conducted in compliance with university regulation; in-person exams are recommended.
Article 38 (Examinations) ① Examinations must be conducted regularly for each course, mid-term and at the end of each semester. However, depending on the course, examinations may not take place or may be replaced with temporary examinations. (amended 2016.6.16.)
② Examinations may be conducted in written or oral format, replaced with submission of assignments, or conducted in other methods, at the discretion of the course instructor (added 2016.6.16.)
*Details for in-person exams will be provided later.
4. Course instruction methods may change depending on the COVID-19 situation (phase).