Positive feedback from the Lynn community regarding the block scheduling approach has resulted in an extension into the spring semester in order to maintain social distancing guidelines.
Block scheduling requires students to enroll in one to two classes each block, which will result in a total of four to six courses by the end of the semester. Many people were not convinced block scheduling would work, however, this schedule makes it easier to move online if the severity of the virus escalates.
“Normally I was very scared having the idea of having two classes a month, but
the professors were very flexible,” said Elke Zmuc, junior. I noticed this was better for me because I was giving more attention to each class.”
Block schedules provide more flexibility, allowing students to manage their programs. This change brought positive feedback from students and professors who believe and trust that the block schedule has provided better quality learning.
“I taught two courses in Session A, and I had better attendance almost 100 percent every class,” said Gary Carlin, associate professor.
Due to the block schedule, Friday’s are more flexible for every student. This was created for students to attend office hours, science labs, tutoring sessions, organization meetings, internships, volunteering or other activities.
“The students are so engaged, in the classroom discussions and submitting their work on time, respecting the deadline,” said Anna Krift, professor.
If students are not available to attend in- person classes Lynn also offers the option to take classes by remote instruction for each session via Zoom.