When COVID-19 closed down in-person classes at UVA, A.D. Carson was ready to let his class opt out of their final project: making a full-length rap album together. His students, however, weren’t ready to give it up.
Can you call me? That request landed in art professor Elizabeth Hutton Turner’s inbox after she wrapped up a session of her “American Modernism” course recently. The email was from Randall Griffey, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who had just met with Turner’s students on Zoom to discuss the Met exhibition Turner co-curated about American modernist painter Jacob Lawrence.
UVA Edge, a yearlong, six-course, online program, aims to give workers who might only have a few college courses – or none at all – a way to develop skills that can be useful in their careers and a new path to a degree.