COVID-19 Operational Plan

Academics

Fall 2020 classes will be delivered through in-person, online, HyFlex, or hybrid instructional methods. Course modality will be identified in Campus Connect.

Check Your Class Schedule

  • Log into your myHenderson account and navigate to the Campus Connect tab.
  • Contact helpdesk@hsu.edu if you need to reset your myHenderson password. 
  • Hover over the Registration tab and select Schedule in the drop-down menu.
  • Select Fall 2020 and then click Display Schedule.

You can look up each of your classes to determine how they will be delivered (in-person, partial online, or online). Click on Course Availability under the Registration Options menu in the Campus Connect tab of your myHenderson account. From there, you can search for each of your courses. 

Types of Class Delivery

In Person

  • This traditional style course delivery allows students to come to their class every MWF or TR for face-to-face learning.
  • Classrooms have been arranged to keep students at least six feet apart. Face coverings are required.

Partially Online with HyFlex

  • A HyFlex Model holds the potential of maximizing the opportunity to participate in a face-to-face learning experience under conditions of social distancing.
  • A professor might divide his/her class up into groups, with each group switching (or rotating, if there are more than two groups) between face-to-face and online instruction.

Online-Synchronously

  • Synchronous happens in real time. This means that you, your classmates, and your instructor interact in a specific virtual place, through a specific online medium, at the specified time on your schedule.
  • Methods of synchronous online learning include video conferencing, teleconferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures. 

Online-Asynchronously

  • Asynchronous learning is essentially the same as a regular online course. You work at your own pace and complete the coursework anywhere, anyhow, anytime.
  • Asynchronous courses may also require testing on-campus, so be sure to pay attention to the course syllabus you get on the first day of class. 

Partially Online-Hybrid

  • Hybrid is a type of instruction where much of your class will be in-person and part of it will be online.
  • The sections will swap for the next scheduled meeting time.
  • Hybrid is a mix of face-to-face and online instruction.

To request an appointment with an advisor, please visit hsu.edu/advising.

General Information

  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to wear face coverings to minimize the potential of COVID-19 virus spread. This expectation aligns with instructions from the Arkansas Department of Health and the Governor’s Office directive for state employees.

  • Face coverings must be worn in classrooms, offices, public spaces and areas used by multiple people. Face coverings should fit snugly, completely cover the nose and mouth, and consist of at least two layers of cloth. The university will provide one face covering for students, faculty, and staff. Some additional face coverings will be available primarily for students.
  • Students and faculty are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to classrooms and computer labs.

  • Classes will be delivered through in-person, remote, and/or hybrid instructional methods. Class modality will be identified in Canvas and Campus Connect.

  • Because of social distancing requirements and to accommodate smaller classroom spaces, some in-person classes may be offered through a hybrid instructional method.

  • Hybrid classes allow some students to attend class remotely at the same time that other students attend the class on-campus. 

  • Arrangements for lab courses are in progress and will be announced.

  • All classrooms and computer labs will be sanitized during business hours. 

  • To accommodate social distancing guidelines, classrooms and computer labs will operate at reduced capacity. Please see the sanitation portion of this plan for more information.

  • Flight time for aviation will continue as long as the university continues in-person classes. The aviation program has developed specific operating procedures related to flight time, social distancing, and sanitation.

  • Interns should work closely with the coordinating department for instructions regarding placements and assignments.

  • Grades will be awarded based on a traditional grading system (A-F). Under extenuating circumstances, the provost may determine that some classes may require a change to credit/no credit.

  • The university will be ready to transition between in-person and remote instruction at any time during the semester depending on local conditions and guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.