BGSU to offer three course delivery formats

July 21, 2020

Every day, we learn more about COVID-19. There is no doubt that this global pandemic has forever shaped our communities, our University, and who we are.

While these are certainly unprecedented times, we remain committed to supporting our students. Across the nation, there is a debate raging about the reopening of schools and campuses and whether to educate in-person or online.

As we have previously shared, we are working to safely resume operations of our campuses, and at Bowling Green State University, our students will have the opportunity to help choose how they wish to learn. This fall will feel and look differently, and courses will not just be all online or in-person, but both. Today, in response to student feedback, we are announcing Design My BGSU – an initiative to work with students in selecting between three course formats:

  • In-Person/Hybrid: Classes will be taught in small group sizes, in spaces that are physically distant, with the requirement of face coverings. Some courses will have a blend of in-person and real-time online attendance on designated days to ensure physical distancing and accommodate students who cannot attend in person.
  • Remote: Classes will be taught fully online, and students will participate at the scheduled course time (known as synchronous online).
  • Online: Classes will be taught fully online. Student participation is not limited to specific scheduled time (known as asynchonous online).

Student schedules for fall 2020 were finalized today. The University has pulled together an advising team to help work through the course schedule of any student who prefers to make adjustments. To contact an advisor, fill out the Design My BGSU form on the BGSU advising website. If students do not want to be on campus, we have options.

This is new. Working through these challenges requires flexibility. We may not get everything right at first, but it is incumbent on us to adapt and work in the best interests of our students.

Watch our video to learn more. We cannot wait to see you this fall, either in-person or virtually.


Rodney Rogers Signature

Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D.

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Joe B. Whitehead, Jr., Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs