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RESTART FALL 2020: FIT has developed a plan for fall campus operations, teaching, and learning.   Read the details of our plans here.

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Teaching and Learning

IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF JULY 25: All instruction, with the exception of some classes in the School of Graduate Studies, will be moving to fully remote or online environments.

Remote and Online Classes

All fall 2020 undergraduate classes are being offered in online and remote environments. Class sections listed as "online" are conducted in a traditional online environment, with students logging in on their own schedule to do the coursework. "Remote" classes meet via teleconference at scheduled course times when attendance is required; students will receive login information and instructions after they register. (Note: All remote classes are taught in Eastern Time (ET).)

The divisions of Academic Affairs and Information Technology have collaborated during the last several months to provide remote access solutions for those classes that need specialized software technology in order to enhance access and support for fall semester instruction.

Use this link to search the list of all fall 2020 course offerings. Faculty and students should continue to access their schedules for the most up-to-date section information.  

Access to Campus Studios and Labs

All students will have limited access to campus studios and labs Monday to Friday, 8 am to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm, as follows:

  • Open studio/lab time will be scheduled via an online reservation system in advance to ensure appropriate density and social distancing
  • Appropriately trained technical personnel will be on hand to assist students 

More information will follow in the coming weeks as the college works to identify additional spaces on campus that may be used as open studio space as well as enhanced technology solutions for classes being taught remotely. 

Hybrid Approach for the School of Graduate Studies

FIT is using a hybrid approach for teaching studio/lab courses in the School of Graduate Studies. FIT's on-campus graduate-level courses in fall 2020 are those dependent upon access to specialized equipment and facilities. Select courses from the following programs will be available for in-person instruction: Art Market Studies, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, Exhibition and Experience Design, Fashion Design, Global Fashion Management, and Illustration. (Fashion and Textile Studies will not offer in-person classes.) 

All other studio/lab, lecture-style courses and courses with online software solutions will remain remote (synchronous) or online (asynchronous) for the entire fall semester.

Details on taking in-person classes in the School of Graduate Studies can be found here.

Continuing Education and Precollege

Noncredit courses are being held in an all-remote environment. The Precollege program will make decisions about fall courses shortly. Find more information here