English 310/510A

Crucial Info for Fall 2022:

Instructor: Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt's Telephone: (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

Dr. Schmidt's E-Mail: schmidt_l@heritage.edu or loren@llschmidt.net

Dr. Schmidt's Office: 2112 Simkins, Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948 WA 98948

Schmidt Virtual Office Hours on Zoom: W 630-8 pm PDT/PST, F 130-3 pm PDT/PST, or by appointment

Schmidt Physical Office Hours (when campus is open): F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment. Also on campus most TWThF afternoons when not in meetings or classes provided campus is open.

Time and Place:

Toppenish: Possible Synchronous Option (In-Person or on Zoom)

This hyflex class meets live on Toppenish campus or online. Students may attend either in person or on Zoom. TTh 4-515 pm PDT/PST in person on Toppenish Campus OR via Zoom. Sessions are also recorded for asynchronous students. Students may move freely from one mode to the others.

Asynchronous Online Students

1. Class will meet via Internet on Heritage University Virtual Campus (AKA MyHeritage) using Zoom.

2. During their office hours, Dr. Schmidt will answer questions about the reading materials, go over exercises and homework, and answer questions for students who drop in. ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED. SOME SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED FOR LATER PLAYBACK, BUT NOT ALL PARTS OF EVERY SESSION ARE RECORDED. However, there are additional lecture materials, video lectures, and previously-recorded sessions available on MyHeritage.

3. Online students who want to speak rather than type MAY need to use a headset when attending sessions. Zoom sessions have fewer issues with mics, but open microphones can still create feedback. Cheap headsets and typed questions both work just fine; webcam generally necessary for live Zoom sessions, but students working asychronously can function without either a mic or a webcam.

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