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Flames Flex Instruction

Flames Flex Instruction

CATE offers resources and programming to help UIC instructors implement learning experiences that engage students actively during class time, no matter the location of the student, whether online or in-person. CATE is calling the range of instructional modes being used this year Flames Flex in order to emphasize UIC’s commitment to give students flexible options for learning. CATE is committed to help instructors design equitable learning experiences for all students.

CATE will support these general modalities of instruction expected across courses and Colleges:

Students will be returning to some in-person classes

A blended synchronous class allows students to simultaneously participate in person or online.

  • Online synchronous: fully online course with live sessions at specified times
  • Online asynchronous: fully online course with no mandatory live sessions
  • On-campus: fully on campus course that meets in a classroom at specified times
  • On-campus blended synchronous: in-person students simultaneously meeting with synchronous online students via live streaming technology
  • On-campus hybrid: mix of in-person instruction with online content delivered synchronously or asynchronously

COVID-19 Information Campus Guidance from UIC Provost

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  1. Courses are learner-centered and offer students flexible options to participate fully in the course.
  2. Content and discussion activities are created with accessibility, equity, and inclusion in mind.
  3. Courses enable learning experiences that engage students in evidence-based learning activities in face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous modalities.
  4. Students are equipped with the required technology as well as the technology skills needed to equitably participate in a course.
A student has a solo piano lesson.

Flexible learning is key for students in the Arts.