Photographer's Note

It is a tradition at Geneva that freshmen walk through two lines of faculty and staff at the beginning of Convocation. This symbolizes their admission to the academic community. This year everybody (yes, the faculty under their robes, too) was wearing the GENEVA STRONG t-shirt to demonstrate our solidarity to maintain our academic rigor in the midst of COVID-19.

STRONG is an acronym from the following goals:

S: Stable Syllabus – consistent course schedule, assignments, gradebook, academic policies (e.g. attendance) no matter what delivery method is required. Required materials are accessible in all modalities.

T: Technology tools and proficiency- access to laptops and internet connectivity, faculty competent in required hardware and software tools.

R: Real-time, in-person instruction emphasized under all conditions.

O: On-Line Ready – faculty are prepared to deliver courses remotely after training in on-line pedagogy and technology options.

N: Necessary on-campus activity prioritized.  Courses that cannot be delivered online with the same academic outcomes (performance, laboratories) will be prioritized if a shift towards on-line is mandated.

G: Guided by Department of Health – appropriate room capacities, PPE, physical distancing in place

I realize some of the letters in the acronym are a bit of a stretch, but it's the thought that counts. At the end of the ceremony, the faculty unzipped their robes showing their GENEVA STRONG t-shirts and a drone took a photo of the whole academic community.

Exif Data:

Make: Apple
Model: iPhone XR
Software: 13.6.1
Exposure Time: 1/2500
F-Stop: f/1.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 25
Focal Length: 17/4 mm
Date Taken: 2020-08-26 10:13
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1606 k

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