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Zero Textbook Cost Initiative
The ZTC Initiative at Bucks began in fall of 2016 when funding was received from the college and the college Foundation to allow faculty members to redesign courses to include OER. Since then, 23 courses have been redesigned as part of the formal initiative, and many other faculty have adopted OER to make their course sections ZTC. Today sections of nearly 150 courses are ZTC [link to page with most recent list], and the total potential cost savings to students is now in the millions of dollars!
Remote (synchronous) courses will use technology like Zoom for classes at designated times, as listed in the schedule. This means classes include regular, virtual class meetings where students can interact with instructors and fellow classmates. Classes previously designated hybrid or face-to-face will have a virtual meeting component that is outlined in the course syllabus. It may be all class time or a portion of the scheduled time, with the remaining learning time online.
Online (asynchronous) classes are taught using a Learning Management System (LMS) like Canvas. All materials are shared via this tool. These classes do not include a virtual meeting format. Designated meeting times are not required and all work can be done virtually. Online courses do have deadlines for submitting completed work and taking quizzes and exams; they are not self-paced.
Zoom is a cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat that runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. If your courses have a synchronous remote component. they are likely to use Zoom or another similar technology.
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) that Bucks uses. An LMS is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs.
What do the course modality codes mean?
N/B/U – (N = Newtown, B = Bristol, U = Upper) 100% in-person – classes meeting fully on a campus without an online component
H – (H = Hybrid) – classes meeting on a campus part of the time with an online, asynchronous component (for example, meet only Tuesdays from 9:25-10:40)
M – (M = mixed modality) classes meeting part of the time synchronously using a digital component (using a tool such as Zoom) and a balance of online, asynchronous learning
T – (T = technology) classes meeting all of the time synchronously using a digital component (using a tool such as Zoom)
HT – (HT = Hybrid Technology) classes meeting on a campus part of the time (for example, meet only Tuesdays from 9:25-10:40) with an online, synchronous component (for example, meet only Thursdays from 9:25-10:40)
E – (E = eLearning) fully asynchronous online learning
C – (C = Community sites)
HY – (HY = Hyflex) In a hyflex class, the faculty member conducts simultaneous instruction with a group of face-to-face students and a group of students remotely using a digital component (such as Zoom). Students attend one day on campus and one day remotely.
All campus safety protocols must be followed until further notice.
Campus Health & Safety Plan
Our students have access to a wide variety of services and resources. Learn about student services like counseling and accessibility, academic resources like tutoring and library services, and campus resources like the bookstore and security.
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We know that choosing a college is an important choice, and right now, that could be more challenging than usual. During this period of global concern, the Admissions team will be available by email or phone, and we would be happy to plan a Zoom virtual meeting, too, as a way to keep you informed and ready to start college this fall.
A representative can talk you through the admissions process, from application to enrollment. Whether a graduating high school senior, a current high school student, guest, transfer, or adult student, we are accepting applications daily. Applying to college should not be hard, but there are some steps to follow. Find all the information you need to navigate the application process, and get answers to any questions you might have along the way.