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.
Need Help Going From 0 To 100 With Live Online Courses
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Jackson Batchelder, CourseKey
Todd Northup, CourseKey
COVID-19 Stimulus Package
Wednesday, April 1 | 2:00 pm ET
Steve Gonzalez, CECU
Katherine Brodie, Duane Morris
Dennis Cariello, Hogan, Marren, Babbo & Rose
Coronavirus - Education News
Plumbing, nursing, welding: How are hands-on MATC programs moving online amid COVID-19 pandemic?
Nursing students must virtually wash their hands before tending to a pretend patient. Electricians-in-training will troubleshoot circuits through simulation software. Electro-mechanical technology instructors are setting up their living rooms for fluid power and electrical sensor labs.
Will They Return? – Inside Higher Ed
CarnegieDartlet released a survey of 4,848 high school seniors and found that two-thirds say that a May 1 deadline to reply to an offer of admission was unreasonable. Of underrepresented minority students, 74 to 80 percent want more time. (Some colleges have moved their deadlines back, but most have not.)
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
AACS Government Relations Chairman Responds to Misleading Article “Fine Print of Stimulus Bill Contains Special Deals for Industries” From the New York Times; Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too – The New York Times; Coronavirus stimulus bill: 7 ways student loan borrowers benefit – Yahoo Finance.
Aviation school opens classes to Norfolk, Hampton high school students – Inside Business
The students will be able to take four courses during their junior and senior years at Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Norfolk campus under its new dual enrollment program. The school recently finished renovations to its new 109,000-square-foot campus on East Little Creek Road.
Bay Area University Works to Stave Off a Closure – Inside Higher Ed
Notre Dame de Namur University’s interim president said a decision announced last Monday not to admit new students is buying time for university leaders to find a way to keep the university open.
Preparing for the Future (and Present!) of Work – The evolllution
Preparing for the future of work includes learning and utilizing new technologies and the “entrepreneurial mindset”. Talk about the future of work is starting to come up more frequently in everyday conversations.
Coronavirus - Education Technology
How this university uses a chatbot to answer COVID-19 questions – University Business
Iowa State University has embedded a higher ed chatbot named Cy into six department websites that answers student and faculty questions about the coronavirus.
Holding Class on Zoom? Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks and Hazards – EdSurge
What she and about 100 other participants experienced now has a name: “Zoombombing.” It’s essentially internet trolling on video conferencing, involving somebody who takes over the audio and video controls to broadcast inappropriate materials and remarks.
University graduation ceremonies are going virtual during the pandemic – edscoop
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue University announced Thursday that its spring 2020 graduation ceremony will be held virtually.
Coronavirus - Stimulus Bill
American Council on Education Simulates Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Funds – NASFAA
In an effort to provide schools with a rough estimate of how much emergency assistance they may receive from the Emergency Stabilization Fund included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the American Council on Education (ACE) conducted a simulation of the distribution of emergency funds for every institution of higher education.
Coronavirus Legislation Heads to President’s Desk: Phase 3 Highlights – E&L Blog
This bill includes a number of education and workforce provisions that will give our nation’s schools and businesses the flexibility they need to ensure students and American workers are supported during this unprecedented moment in our nation’s history.
Coronavirus - Resources
CER Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Coverage
We have put all of our coronavirus coverage regarding higher education on one page. View coverage here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Center - NASFAA
This web center has been created to keep NASFAA members and the financial aid community updated on pertinent news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
*NEW* Follow-Up Webinar — COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: What We Know
Join us Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET for this special follow-up webinar as NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and policy teams review some of the most common questions related to Title IV aid and COVID-19.
Financial Aid/Student Loans Issues
Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement – Preliminary Implementation in Late April 2020, Borrower Completion Requirement Delayed until 2021 – IFAP
In response to school concerns and the unprecedented disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be delaying the requirement that borrowers complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement prior to disbursement for the 2020–21 Award Year.