Yes, students may live on campus and choose to participate in classes fully online. However, we hope that students will take advantage of getting to know professors and other students by attending face-to-face classes when they are available.
Students will be contacted by the college if a class they have registered for is only going to be offered face-to-face. Generally, all activities courses and nursing classes will be offered face-to-face. Skills-based lab courses may have limited capacities and require some students to participate completely online. Click here for instructions on which specific classes are offered in CRUflex.
Yes. Classes will retain the same pricing structure whether the student takes advantage of CRUflex or not. For some classes, students that elect to take exams online may be subject to an exam proctoring fee.
Students may choose to attend face to face, online live during classes (synchronously), or via recorded classes after the class is over (asynchronously). Physical attendance in the classroom is up to the individual student. Students are encouraged to attend in real time, but not required to do so. Your instructors will appreciate notice if you plan to change modes, so they can plan each class day’s activities appropriately, but notification is not required.
Attendance is based on assignments/quizzes/exercises that are submitted, not physical presence in a class. Therefore, students need to pay close attention to course schedules each week in order to submit coursework on-time. There will be at least one assignment due in each course, each week for attendance purposes. In other words, if you are taking the course synchronously or asynchronously and you get behind, you will be absent for any week that you fail to turn in the designated assignment.
Not at this time. For CRUflex classes which utilize the cohort model, you may (if you choose) attend classes face-to-face on certain days. The amount of face-to face class time you can attend may be different for each course, depending on classroom capacity and number of students in the class. The other class days are not online like you may be used to, in that the student will log in at a particular time and join the class as it is happening (synchronously) or later after the recording of the class has been uploaded (asynchronously). If students have questions or if the professor has an active learning strategy in class, even online synchronous students can easily participate this way. This is much different from an asynchronous online course.
All fall 2020 courses will be graded in the traditional A, B, C, D method as outlined in the UMHB 2020-21 catalog.
Yes, CRUflex courses will be graded and count toward requirements for graduate school.
The UMHB on-campus housing agreement covers the entire semester. In the event that you voluntarily vacate your on-campus housing assignment, no refunds will be provided.
In this case, any refunds will be determined by UMHB in its sole discretion.
Yes, however, due to COVID19, office hours may be held virtually over Zoom. This information will be clearly communicated in each syllabus, and each professor is available for student questions.
The Canvas online shell for each class is the hub for all modalities in CRUflex – face-to-face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous. All assignments are going to be submitted through the Canvas. So, students should log in to Canvas courses, select that particular course, and access the schedule for that course.
While it is not mandatory, laptops/tablets are recommended since they can be easily transported to wherever you are accessing the course content. In addition, UMHB has several computer labs that have been physically distanced as well. Students who would like to take all classes in an online format (whether online at the same time as the class meeting or online asynchronously) will need to provide their own computer hardware. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is now providing all current students, faculty, and staff with access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus at no charge through UMHB's current Microsoft Campus Agreement. UMHB students and employees can install the Office 365 applications on up to five personal devices per user. Click here for more details.
While the University plans and expects CRUflex classes to include face-to-face class time throughout the semester, we recognize that circumstances may change suddenly during the term. The governor or other federal, state or local official may direct the University to shift classes to an online-only format, or the University’s administration may find it necessary to move one or more classes to online-only as a matter of health and safety or for other reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University reserves the right to make these changes. If you are required to isolate or quarantine, you may be required to move to online instruction even if your classmates are able to continue with face-to-face instruction.
Page last updated August 25, 2020