Class field trips are permitted in the Spring 2021 semester—either outdoors or indoors—if they follow these guidelines:
- Since we are all aiming to avoid large groups, instructors should meet students at the site (rather than asking the class to travel together) and the group should disperse once the class meeting is over (again avoiding traveling as a group).
- If a student is not comfortable participating in such a field trip, the student should be offered an alternative way of achieving the goals of the trip.
In addition, instructors may ask students to visit a particular site individually, if that site is open to the public and if the students are comfortable making the visit. If any student is not comfortable with the assignment, the instructor should create an alternative to it that will satisfy the requirements of the class.