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.
View all past webinars here.
COVID-19 Impact on Schools. What you need to know regarding insurance, employee benefits, FFCRA and the CARES act
Tuesday, April 14 | 2:00 PM EDT
Daniel Kusmin, Andy Davenport, Bruce Denson, Bo Hartsfield, Vanessa Lolli & Stuart Latimer from Cobbs Allen
Keith Zakarin & Jennifer Kearns from Duane Morris
COVID-19 is reshaping the way we conduct business and deliver education to students, exposing schools to new risks both internally and externally. Schools need to be prepared to identify these risks, implement best practices to mitigate these risks and understand how the new government programs can assist.
Topics discussed in this webinar:
• FFCRA and CARES Act Resources for schools
• COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare Benefit Plans
• New external threats emerging from COVID-19
• Insurance industry response to the virus
Impact of COVID-19 crisis on higher education - Fox News
Apr. 12, 2020 - 2:49 - Could the coronavirus pandemic be a turning point for colleges and universities in America? Reaction from Dr. Arthur Keiser, chancellor of Keiser University.
Pima Medical Institute Produces COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Training Videos
Pima Medical Institute has produced a COVID-19/Pandemic Readiness training video series for hospitals and healthcare professionals across the country. The video series is part of a collaborative effort with Futuro Health, Kaiser Permanente, SEIU-UHW and The Education Fund.
‘It shows the need:’ Nursing students begin clinical simulations, prepare to join COVID-19 fight – Fox 6 Now
The order also allows for a graduate nurse to hold a temporary license until the end of the emergency. “It allows that we can expand our virtual simulation,” Deborah Ziebarth, chair of the nursing program at Herzing, said.
The Modern Recognized by GDUSA as National Top Design School
For its ninth consecutive year, The Modern College of Design has been included in a roster of the country’s most prestigious graphic design colleges. Graphic Design USA Magazine chose the colleges based on the success level of the program and annual recognition of award-winning student work.
Full Sail University offers student who walked miles a full scholarship – JD News.com
Cameron Knepper’s story caught the attention of Full Sail University’s president, Garry Jones, after he heard the 16-year-old sophomore walks three miles to school to connect to North Lenoir’s Wi-Fi while schools are closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Education Department to Resolve Borrower-Defense Case – Inside Higher Ed
The Education Department agreed to process 170,000 claims by student loan borrowers who want their debts canceled because they were misled by their colleges under a settlement jointly proposed by the department and a consumer group.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
May 4, 2020 Deadline for Public Comment on Important Distance Education Rulemaking – Duane Morris
If your institution offers distance education and/or direct assessment programs, you should strongly consider analyzing and commenting on the proposed regulations. The Department has indicated that the Final Rule will be published by November 1, 2020, to allow an effective date of July 1, 2021.
The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Unleashed A Revolution In Education: From Now On, Blended Learning Will Be The Benchmark – Forbes
From now on, we must prepare for life in a world where a vaccine for COVID-19 is going to take a long time to arrive, which means a great many restrictions on how we used to do things.
Feeling Shortchanged – Inside Higher Ed
College students say the online instruction they’re getting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is not the education for which they paid. Some students plan to withhold tuition payments; others are demanding partial tuition refunds.
Harvard University Taps Credit Market for Up to $1.1 Billion – Bloomberg
Harvard, the richest U.S. university, is tapping the credit markets for as much as $1.1 billion at a time when it can secure lower funding costs after recent steep rate cuts made to address the coronavirus pandemic.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
More Than 400 Failing Colleges Will Get $315 Million In COVID-19 Relief – Forbes; DeVos unveils plan to dole out stimulus cash to college students – Politico; Updated: 61 free higher ed resources during coronavirus pandemic – University Business
Coronavirus CARES Act News
Coronavirus - Resources