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Postsecondary Course Delivery Methods as of August 28, 2020

The following tables provide snapshots of the course delivery methods used at public postsecondary institutions at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. See the notes below the tables for definitions of the terms used to categorize course delivery methods.

Institution Face-to-face Online - not real time Online - real time Hybrid
Austin Peay State University Yes Yes Yes Yes
East Tennessee State University Yes Yes Yes Yes
Middle Tennessee State University Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tennessee State University After 2nd week Yes Yes Yes
Tennessee Tech University Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Memphis No Yes Yes Yes

Notes:
- Face-to-face courses use conventional in-person instruction. Courses that have an online lecture component and in-person lab or skill instruction are captured under the hybrid category.
- Online courses that have components that are not in real time provide students access to instruction at their leisure.
- Online courses with a real-time component provide instruction via a live stream or a teleconference at specified times.
- Online courses may have components that are in real time and components that are not in real time.
- Hybrid courses have both face-to-face and online components.
- Students who attend a public postsecondary institution may also participate in TN eCampus, an online partnership that allows students to earn credits that are transferrable between participating institutions. TN eCampus is not available to students who attend an institution that is part of the University of Tennessee system.
- Students who enroll in online courses may pay additional fees. A forthcoming report by OREA will examine online fees at public postsecondary institutions.

Institution Face-to-face Online - not real time Online - real time Hybrid
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Tennessee at Knoxville Yes Yes Yes Yes
University of Tennessee at Martin Yes Yes Yes Yes

Notes:
- Face-to-face courses use conventional in-person instruction. Courses that have an online lecture component and in-person lab or skill instruction are captured under the hybrid category.
- Online courses that have components that are not in real time provide students access to instruction at their leisure.
- Online courses with a real-time component provide instruction via a live stream or a teleconference at specified times.
- Online courses may have components that are in real time and components that are not in real time.
- Hybrid courses have both face-to-face and online components.
- Students who enroll in online courses may pay additional fees. A forthcoming report by OREA will examine online fees at public postsecondary institutions.

Institution Face-to-face Online - not real time Online - real time Hybrid
Chattanooga State Community College No       Yes Yes Yes
Cleveland State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Columbia State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dyersburg State Community College No Yes Yes After 1st week
Jackson State Community College No Yes Yes Yes
Motlow State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nashville State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Northeast State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pellissippi State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roane State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Southwest Tennessee Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volunteer State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes
Walters State Community College Yes Yes Yes Yes

Notes:
- Face-to-face courses use conventional in-person instruction. Courses that have an online lecture component and in-person lab or skill instruction are captured under the hybrid category.
- Online courses that have components that are not in real time provide students access to instruction at their leisure.
- Online courses with a real-time component provide instruction via a live stream or a teleconference at specified times.
- Online courses may have components that are in real time and components that are not in real time.
- Hybrid courses have both face-to-face and online components.
- Students who attend a public postsecondary institution may also participate in TN eCampus, an online partnership that allows students to earn credits that are transferrable between participating institutions. TN eCampus is not available to students who attend an institution that is part of the University of Tennessee system.
- Students who enroll in online courses may pay additional fees. A forthcoming report by OREA will examine online fees at public postsecondary institutions.

Institution Face-to-face Online - not real time Online - real time Hybrid
TCAT Athens Yes No No No
TCAT Chattanooga Yes No No Yes
TCAT Covington No No No Yes
TCAT Crossville Yes No No No
TCAT Crump Yes No No Yes
TCAT Dickson Yes For quarantined No No
TCAT Elizabethton Yes Yes No No
TCAT Harriman Yes No No No
TCAT Hartsville No No No Yes
TCAT Hohenwald Yes For quarantined No No
TCAT Jacksboro Yes For quarantined For quarantined Yes
TCAT Jackson No No No Yes
TCAT Knoxville Yes No No No
TCAT Livingston No No No Yes
TCAT McKenzie Yes No No No
TCAT McMinnville No No No Yes
TCAT Memphis No No No Yes
TCAT Morristown Yes No No No
TCAT Murfreesboro No Yes No No
TCAT Nashville Yes No No Yes
TCAT Newbern No No No Yes
TCAT Oneida/Huntsville Yes No No No
TCAT Paris Yes No No Yes
TCAT Pulaski Yes No No No
TCAT Ripley No No No Yes
TCAT Shelbyville Yes For quarantined No No
TCAT Whiteville No No No Yes

Notes:
- Face-to-face courses use conventional in-person instruction. Courses that have an online lecture component and in-person lab or skill instruction are captured under the hybrid category.
- Online courses that have components that are not in real time provide students access to instruction at their leisure.
- Online courses with a real-time component provide instruction via a live stream or a teleconference at specified times.
- Online courses may have components that are in real time and components that are not in real time.
- Hybrid courses have both face-to-face and online components.
- Institutions with online courses categorized as "for quarantined" have stated that they will accommodate students who need to isolate or quarantine with online options.
- Students who attend a public postsecondary institution may also participate in TN eCampus, an online partnership that allows students to earn credits that are transferrable between participating institutions. TN eCampus is not available to students who attend an institution that is part of the University of Tennessee system.
- Students who enroll in online courses may pay additional fees. A forthcoming report by OREA will examine online fees at public postsecondary institutions.