Admission Requirements: To take an online/hybrid class, a student must have completed at least one semester at LaGuardia and achieved a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on all college-level work. In the subsequent semester, the student is eligible to take one online/hybrid course; if s/he maintains a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on all college-level work, s/he can then take up to two online/hybrid courses per semester.
Class size: Provisionally, Academic Affairs is setting a class size limit of 22 students for online courses (entirely online; no class “seat time.”). Hybrid courses (minimum of 25% of class “seat time” replaced by online work) will have class size reduced by 20% from current levels (but cannot go under 22). These limits may be subject to change upon review of outcomes data or other relevant information.
Number of courses professors can teach: Pending departmental approval, up to two courses in the 12-week sessions; one course in the six week sessions.
Professional Development for Faculty: LaGuardia faculty who have not taught online and who wish to teach on an online or hybrid class are strongly encouraged to participate either as leaders, mentors, mentees, or participants in professional development activities focused on online learning.
Online Learning Readiness: When seeking to register for an online/hybrid course, students will be diverted to take the Distance Learning Self Assessment (DLSA) survey on the LaGuardia Distance Learning website to determine whether online/hybrid courses are right for them. The website will also inform students of the rigors of online/hybrid learning and the technical requirements necessary to be successful in an online/hybrid class.
In compliance with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, LaGuardia’s online and hybrid courses will be fully accessible for students, professors, and staff with disabilities. All professional development will include a unit on ensuring that online resources selected by instructors conform to accessibility standards.