When the Cal Poly Pomona faculty learned they would be teaching remotely because of the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, they immediately began adjusting their approach to the virtual format.
“It was ‘How do we bring the hands-on experience into the classroom?’” said Psychology Department Chair Felicia Friendly Thomas. “It can be done.”
The polytechnic approach the university prides itself on can take the form of something other than a tangible experience, noted Agricultural Science Assistant Professor Kim Miller. Accordingly, the CPP faculty embraced the challenge and will begin the fall 2020 semester with new and exciting virtual experiences for their students.