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Dickinson College Professors Adapt to COVID-19 With Robust Remote Classes

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Video by Joe O'Neill

A look at how faculty are bringing the liberal arts to students in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

With the world having to adjust seemingly daily to the challenges brought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dickinson College has made the decision to have all classes be held remotely in the fall. Preparing for that possibility since the spring semester ended, faculty members have built robust programs that can be presented virtually to students all over the globe.

“We’re gonna get through it,” says Professor of History Karl Qualls, “My colleagues and I are working as hard as we can to deliver the best classes we can to try and simulate what we do on campus.”

From remote weekly biology labs to a virtual chamber opera to live synchronous dance classes, instruction is being designed to be the next best thing to being on campus in person.

“We need you more than ever, [and] the liberal arts are needed more than ever,” Qualls tells students. “We can do this together, [and] we’ll be Dickinson strong again.”

Learn more about how Dickinson professors are preparing for the remote semester.

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Published July 28, 2020