Syracuse University

Registrar

Mode of Instruction

Mode of Instruction terminology:

Online Asynchronous Non-Residency Class (O1)
A class offering taught asynchronously, with students and instructors physically separated, and delivered/accessed online, primarily without scheduled class sessions or real-time interaction.
Online Asynchronous Residency Class (O2)
A class offering with limited duration in-person, on-campus class meetings, followed and/or preceded by online asynchronous class delivery/access, primarily without scheduled class sessions or real-time interaction.
Online Synchronous Non-Residency Class (O3)
A class offering taught, synchronously, with students and instructors physically separated but interacting and exchanging class content online in real-time during scheduled class sessions, having no face-to-face interactions (except as mediated by technology).
Online Synchronous Residency Class (O4)
A class offering with limited duration in-person class meetings, followed and/or preceded by synchronous class delivery/access with students and instructors interacting and exchanging class content in real-time online during scheduled class sessions (that may include face-to-face interactions mediated by technology).
Synchronous
Students and/or instructors interact in real-time.
Asynchronous
Students access class content on their own time. Real-time communication among and between students and instructors is not required.
Residency
The physical presence of students is required in a physical campus location.
Non-Residency
The physical presence of students on campus is never required.

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