Types of Instruction

Instructional type is required data used in course scheduling and reporting. If two instructional types are scheduled, both should be indicated in the course proposal.

Lecture

Group instruction where the primary focus is on the instructor presenting information.

 

Laboratory/Studio

Independent group activity under instructor supervision. Activity may occur in a facility with special equipment. Laboratory/Studio instruction includes group art and music instruction.

 

Discussion

Group instruction where the primary focus is on student interaction and group discussion.

 

Field Experience

Instruction generally occurring outside the classroom setting. Sections are determined by the span of supervision of a particular faculty member rather than the meeting time and place. Examples include student teaching, internship, clinical experience, and field work (where that represents the total contact of the course).

 

Independent Study

One-on-one activity between instructor and student where the focus is on individual attention.

 

Seminar

A group of advanced students at the undergraduate or graduate level studying with an instructor or under the leadership of several instructors.