Instructional Methods

Instructional Method (aka "Instructional Type") codes indicate the type of instruction or the method by which organized instruction is conducted.

Academic departments are responsible for the coding of Schedule Type and Instructional Method fields on all class sections. Academic departments should review their semester schedules carefully during Phase 1--Initial Review and submit all major adjustments by the published due date.

INV

Individualized Instruction

USHE Definition

Classes with no defined clock hours where students register term by term and credits offered may not exceed the published credit hour value of an equivalent standard fixed credit class (e.g. directed readings, independent study/projects). Effective 24-Feb-1999.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Faculty one-to-one teaching and self-paced learning based on an outline of progressive goals leading to the course/curriculum objectives.
    • INV sections are not assigned a meeting pattern or general classroom/lab.
    • The “DE” code (department approval required) is applied to all new sections.
    • Section numbers will begin with “I__”.
    • The maximum enrollment of the course section cannot exceed “9" without Financial Manager (Dean's office) approval (affects Faculty Workload calculations).
  • Faculty workload calculates from the credit hours.
  • This code is not used for Live Interactive (Video), Lab (Schedule Type "X"), or Online sections without Financial Manager (Dean's office) written approval.

LAB

Laboratory

USHE Definition

Separate section laboratory setting course (can be credit or non-credit). Effective 14-Jun-2000.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Used for lab-only credit ratio course sections (i.e., "1:0:3").
  • Used with Schedule Type “X”.

LEC

Regular Classes without Lab

USHE Definition

Standard fixed credit classes where instruction occurs in a traditional classroom setting.  Effective 14-Jun-2000.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Used for lecture-only credit ratio course sections (i.e., "3:3:0").

LEL

Regular Classes with Lab

USHE Definition

Standard fixed credit classes where instruction occurs in a traditional classroom setting as well as in a laboratory setting. Effective 08-Feb-2013.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Used for lec/lab combined credit ratio course sections ("3:2:3").
  • Note: Institutional Research rolls "LEL" to "LEC" for state reporting.

OLN

Private Lessons for Non-Majors

USHE Definition

All other instructional activity that generates formal credit or contact hours. Effective 24-Feb-1999.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Available only to MUSC non-major courses.
    • OLN sections are not assigned a meeting pattern or general classroom/lab.
    • Section numbers will begin with “I__”.
    • The maximum enrollment of the course section cannot exceed “9" without Financial Manager (Dean's office) written approval (affects Faculty Workload calculations).
  • Not used with Schedule Type “X”.
  • Note: Institutional Research rolls "OLN" to "OTH" for state reporting.

OPL

Private Lessons for Majors

USHE Definition

All other instructional activity that generates formal credit or contact hours. Effective 24-Feb-1999.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Available only to MUSC major courses.
    • OPL sections are not assigned a meeting pattern or general classroom/lab.
    • Section numbers will begin with “I__”.
    • The maximum enrollment of the course section cannot exceed “9" without Financial Manager (Dean's office) written approval (affects Faculty Workload calculations).
  • Not used with Schedule Type “X”.
  • Note: Institutional Research rolls "OPL" to "OTH" for state reporting.

OPR

Performance Ensembles

USHE Definition

All other instructional activity that generates formal credit or contact hours. Effective 24-Feb-1999.

UVU Conventional Use

  • Available only for DANC, MUSC, and THEA course sections.
  • Note: Institutional Research rolls "OPR" to "OTH" for state reporting.

SUP

Supervision at Remote Sites

USHE Definition

Faculty supervision at remote sites that generate student credit hours (e.g., student teaching, internships, clinical, co-operative education, practicum). Effective 24-Feb-1999.

UVU Conventional Use

  • All Internship courses (marked as Co-op/Internship in the Banner catalog) will use the "INT" part of term code. This includes the same Start / End dates as part of term code "1", but exempts late registration fees for students.
    • SUP sections are not assigned a meeting pattern or general classroom/lab.
    • Section numbers do not begin with “I__”.
    • The “IN” code (contact Internship Coordinator) is applied to all new sections.
  • Faculty workload calculates from the credit hours.
  • Some exceptions to coding could be made by Institutional Research for state reporting purposes.

THE

Thesis Credit

USHE Definition

Faculty supervision of Thesis Credit (for Thesis chair only). Effective 24-Feb-1999.

UVU Conventional Use