HyFlex Modality Accounting and Apportionment

Fall
2021
Resolution Number: 
07.02
Contact: 
Category: 
Consultation with the Chancellor's Office

Whereas, Hybrid Flexible, also referred to as “HyFlex,” is an instructional modality that combines face-to-face and online learning, where class sessions and activities are offered in person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online, and where students have the flexibility of choosing any of these modalities in the same course during the same term;

Whereas, colleges are implementing, with increased use, HyFlex in various manifestations that offer students varying amounts of flexibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic, yet there is not a clear system-wide definition of, or coding for, HyFlex instruction;

Whereas, in order to assess the effectiveness of this modality and its impact on equity metrics, coding designations are needed for both local and statewide assessment; and

Whereas, an apportionment designation is necessary for the HyFlex modality in order to properly anticipate and support colleges' investment in the technological setup as well as faculty professional development for successful and equitable use of this multi-modal instruction;

Resolved, that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to establish a working definition and description of the modality as well as designated coding for HyFlex as a distance education modality; and

Resolved, that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with appropriate system faculty, administrators, and student constituent groups to define apportionment models for HyFlex modality.

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