Professors have been evaluating their lab and studio classes and have created some innovative ways to enable our students to gain the experience and information they need. For example, lab groups may consist of both on-campus and remote-learning students in which the on-campus partners conduct the experiments while the remote-learning partners take the lead on data analysis and reporting. Some labs, such as certain psychology labs, may all be able to be conducted remotely. For labs with a high degree of technical knowledge, such as those in chemistry, we may offer a summer boot camp intensive that gives students the hands-on experience necessary to build their skills.
In the performing arts, as one might imagine, the faculty have been quite creative. Professors are able to use the Eisner Center's state-of-the-art equipment, and outdoor tents have been set up on the Fine Arts Quad. For example, students may sing separately, yet be united in a chorus through our advanced recording studio. Private lessons and small classes in music, theatre, and dance will take place outside under physical distance guidelines. Theatre is planning for two productions, as usual, this fall, one will take place outside, the other will take place remotely, and dance concerts will take place outdoors as well.