Fall Classes – Next Steps
07/06/2020, 09:45:01 AM
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Dear Students,

I hope that you, and your families and friends, are staying well and finding ways to enjoy the summer months. We continue to see the global pandemic presenting some of the most stressful circumstances that many of us will ever face.

Following up on my email last week providing an overview of fall course delivery options and enrollment timeline, I write today to confirm that schedule revisions started July 5 and will continue through July 13.   During this time, course enrollment will be paused, and the schedule will not be visible or accessible.  However, please remember that during this time, even though you will be unable to view the schedule, you will remain enrolled in the classes you originally selected.

Subject to regular minimum enrollment guidelines, classes in which students have already enrolled will still be offered in the fall, and for most classes it is how the class may be delivered that is subject to change.

Course delivery options in the fall will prioritize student choice, accommodate health and safety concerns, and allow the University to make rapid adjustments should a COVID-19 resurgence require a return to full remote operations. Each individual course on the fall schedule will be delivered in one of these three formats:

  • HyFlex classes have a safe number of students face-to-face in a socially distanced classroom, with lectures being live-streamed to allow additional students to participate in the class remotely. Lectures are also recorded for viewing by students online at a later time if necessary, with additional course materials posted online that can be accessed at any time.
  • Synchronous Online classes have no face-to-face classes but do meet at a particular day and time in a virtual classroom. All class materials are available online and virtual lectures may be recorded to provide additional flexibility for students to view them at a later time.
  • Asynchronous Online classes have no face-to-face classes or virtual meeting times. All class materials are available online at any time.

Look for a new enrollment appointment date that will be sent to you on July 9 from the Office of the University Registrar.  On July 14, the revised class schedule will be visible for your initial review. Based on your appointment date, you may make changes to your schedule should you wish.

Students who did not enroll in fall courses prior to July 5 will be able to participate in an open enrollment period beginning Monday, July 20.

Please remember that the pandemic is not over yet. Be vigilant and wear face coverings, and please practice physical distancing and hand washing.  We want you to stay Coog Strong!

If you have specific questions regarding this information or need clarification, please email fallclasses@uh.edu.


Paula Myrick Short
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH
Distinguished Professor of Education

provost@uh.edu | 832.842.0550

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