All online and hybrid courses are faculty directed, interactive courses that required regular communication between students and the instructor. All courses are highly structured and move through the content as a class and at a designated pace. Course deliverables including assignments, projects, assessments, etc. are scheduled and must be submitted at the designated due dates. Faculty and student contact time (time spent face to face in a classroom) is simulated in the online environment in accordance with the The New Jersey administrative code statute 9A:1-2.1 (e).

The following aspects of course design are most notable to students:

  • Courses have quality and rigor similar to that of a face-to-face class.
  • Frequent interaction/communication between students and the instructor is required.
  • Students are expected to participate in discussion with other students.
  • Some courses require students to work and interact in groups.
  • Hybrid courses will meet face-to-face several times during the course at a designated date, time, and location.
  • Most courses are offered at an accelerated pace, meaning that the same amount of work conducted during a full 16-week semester course is conducted in shorter time-frame.