Classes meet in a traditional classroom setting on one of Waubonsee’s four campuses and instruction also occurs online through the Learning Management System asynchronously. Required face-to-face and synchronous online class sessions, days, and dates are identified in the syllabus and schedule.
*In event of emergency closing (due to health concerns, safety concerns, and/or directives from a governing body), any remaining face-to-face sessions will be replaced with Sync Online sessions through a video conferencing platform (such as Zoom) beginning with the next scheduled face-to-face class session.
Some examples of hybrid models include:
- Courses meet every other Monday face-to-face. The balance of the course is delivered online.
- All face-to-face meetings are scheduled during the first eight weeks. The second eight weeks are delivered completely online.
- Students complete work asynchronously each week and attend class face-to-face once a week.
- Lecture content is delivered completely online; reviews and tests are delivered on campus every other week.
Emergency Medical Tech
- All didactic content is taught online and skill labs are on Saturdays.
Human Structure and Function
- Students come to campus once every other week for labs and tests; the rest of the content is delivered online.
I-Pathways / GED Preparation Program
- The instructor was on-site in Plano Tuesday and Thursday nights 6pm to 9:30pm for 8-week sessions. Students were required to complete 7 hours of content per week in I -pathways. The instructor would schedule one-on-one face time during class hours to address any issue the students may be having with the content. If there were a group of students having the same issues with the same content, he would work with them all-together. Students were required to all be on-site for testing.
Many of the students preferred to come to the classroom both days and work on the online content in the computer lab class with the instructor. Students said they liked the flexibility of the modality.
Kane County Jail
- In this model, the instructor would be onsite two days a week from 2pm to 4pm. The Instructor would introduce the lesson and teach the class as a whole. Students were then required to complete the corresponding I-Pathways modules to reinforce that day’s lesson. The additional hours the student completed outside of class are added to their overall attendance hours of instruction.
WCC is in the process of identifying classrooms that are large enough to host students with proper social distancing and is using some of its federal stimulus money to upgrade technology and equipment in classrooms.
Each classroom will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily and equipped with sanitization products. Students and faculty will have access to products at each table to manage the environment during the day. Classrooms, tables and seating will be scheduled and arranged to promote social distancing, and it is planned that rooms will not be scheduled with back-to-back classes when possible, all of which will ensure a safe and sanitized learning environment.