How will the in-person lab and studio classes adapt if the College needs to pivot to a fully remote learning environment this fall?
It is clearly ideal to hold these courses in person to accommodate hands-on learning and face-to-face interaction between students and faculty.
However, the College recognizes that external forces may make it impossible for us to continue to deliver any in-person instruction this fall.
Our students and faculty had experience adapting to such circumstances during the spring semester. While the sudden pivot to remote teaching and learning posed many challenges, our community worked together to continue instruction even in courses where hands-on activity is strongly preferred. This included modifying assignments so that students could complete them from home, and in some cases, providing materials and other special resources to students to allow them to continue their work.
Our community learned from our experiences in spring 2020. While we continue to hope that in-person instruction can continue as planned through the fall, we are also prepared to sustain high-quality instruction if circumstances again require a shift to fully remote teaching and learning.