The driving goals for this Fall are clear: Our scenario should maximize the time spent in a residential liberal-arts experience, in accordance with our strengths and mission. Our scenario designs embody these values:
Access & Equity: We value an experience that is accessible and equitable to students during challenging economic circumstances.
Community & Connection: We value the deep community and connection that a residential liberal-arts experience affords, and will foster these wherever possible.
Continuity: We value the continuity that ensures students from all years can keep pace with their academic goals.
Flexibility: We value the ability to deliver high quality educational experiences in any modality (in person; online; hybrid), creating the ability to bring students to campus or send them home w/ minimal disruption at multiple points in the Fall.
Quality: We value rigor, deep learning, and meaningful feedback regardless of modality.
Intentionality and Transparency: We value communication that assures the college community of the intent to achieve our driving goal and explains emerging decisions supported by public health experts in a timely manner. Where possible and responsible, we will share information related to this process with the community.
Feasibility: We value a process that works within our constraints while acknowledging possibilities beyond the status quo.