COVID-19 Resources & Webinars
On March 13, 2020, Career Education Colleges and Universities launched an information webpage for institutions responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19). CECU’s Coronavirus webpage includes a multitude of helpful resources to assist higher education leaders understand the various legal and operational implications of temporarily closing a campus or adapting courses to online learning.
"Responding to COVID-19: What postsecondary career schools need to know now"
TODAY - March 19th | 2:00pm EST
Presented by Steve Gunderson, Steve Gonzalez and Nicholas Kent or CECU & Devin Jopp, ACHA
"Recruiting, Enrolling & Engaging Students When Campus Visits Aren’t an Option"
March 25th | 2:00pm EST
Panel/Presenters: Ken Boutelle, Sr. VP of Enrollment Services, National Education Partners; Dr. Joe Sallustio, COO/EVP, Claremont Lincoln University; Bill Ojile, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
ICYMI: Distance Education Accrediting Commission Member Schools Offer Partnerships to Keep Students on Track
Interview with Leah Matthews, Executive Director, Distance Education Accrediting Commission
Numerous postsecondary schools have closed or are moving online because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Not all schools have online learning capability that is readily available. For schools that are seeking a way to launch online learning, creating a partnership with a DEAC member school might be a viable, cost-effective option.
Read my interview with Leah Matthews for more information. And please feel free to share this information with your peers who might find it valuable. Read the interview here!
CER Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Coverage
We have put all of our coronavirus coverage regarding higher education on one page.
Managing COVID-19 Disruption: Online Accessibility and Anti-Discrimination in Schools – CooleyED
The US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released guidance on civil rights issues in education when responding to COVID-19.
Ed Dept green-lights virtual site visits for accreditors due to coronavirus – Education Dive
In a memo this week, the department said accreditors could conduct site visits virtually at their discretion, though they would be expected to visit in-person at a later date. Virtual visits must be interactive, such as through phone and video calls, “rather than solely document reviews or exchanges of emails,” the guidance explains.
As Coronavirus Closes Colleges, the Campus Tour Goes Virtual – EdSurge
When a cardboard virtual reality headset from University of Oregon arrived in the mail earlier this year, high school senior Risa Carter saw the device as an interesting attempt by one university to stand out from others at a time when students start to weigh their college choices.
Handling clinicals, apprenticeships and more – Community College Daily
When Ivy Tech Community College (Indiana) restarts classes on March 23, “accommodations will be made for labs, clinicals and some technology courses to meet in groups of 10 or less if social distancing can be assured,” said Jeff Fanter, vice president for marketing and communications.
Moving to Digital Learning Fast: Where to Start – Campus Technology
To help schools make the transition as quickly and comprehensively as possible, Campus Technology reached out to instructional teams in universities and education technology experts to answer the questions we believe nearly every institution is rushing to answer right now.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
Five Tips for Moving Courses Online Quickly, from an OMSCS Instructor – Georgia Tech; Moody’s lowers higher ed outlook to negative amid coronavirus crisis – Education Dive; How to Make College Decisions When Campuses Are Closed – The New York Times.
Implementation of 2020 CIP Codes in Federal Student Aid Systems – IFAP
With the implementation of the 2020–21 Award Year in the COD System on April 26, 2020, schools must use the 2020 CIP codes list for all programs for the 2020–21 Award Year and forward.
Will For-Profits Bounce Back? – Inside Higher Ed
Could this be the time for a comeback? Most experts think the sector won’t ever return to its former glory. But the colleges that survived the past few years will probably stick around.
Maryland Closes 90-10 Loophole – Inside Higher Ed
Maryland became the first state in the nation to close the so-called 90-10 loophole, which, according to critics, has led for-profit colleges to target service members.
California AG sues Betsy DeVos for overturning Obama-era rule aimed at for-profit colleges
Filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the lawsuit states that since Education Department (ED) “illegally rescinded” the 2014 “gainful employment” rule, it violated the Administrative Procedure Act, and hence should be “declared unlawful and set aside.”
Students speak out about struggles after large for-profit schools close their doors – ABC Action News
Hoerter attended the now defunct The Art Institute of Colorado for three-and-a-half years studying photography. With just six months shy of graduating, the school lost its accreditation and closed – costing Hoerter big bucks and causing her a whole lot of headaches.