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.
Guide for the Distribution of Student Grants under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the proprietary school sector has a unique opportunity. The federal government has included our schools in the Emergency Stabilization Fund for institutions of higher education. Starting the week of April 13, 2020, institutions will be given the opportunity to direct critical Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grants to those students at your institutions most impacted by the pandemic. This guide, developed with the quick help from sector leaders, will support institutions in understanding what they should know regarding the emergency financial aid grants, potential formulas for the distribution of such grants, and a sample grant application form. The guide will be updated regularly based on ongoing stakeholder feedback and federal updates so check back often.
View the guide here.
Pearson Resources to Assist Transitioning Your Classes Online During COVID-19 and Beyond
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 2:00PM ET
Presenter: Diane Hollister, Customer Success Manager, Faculty Advisors, Pearson
Join Diane Hollister as she walks through Pearson’s website dedicated to schools moving their courses online. Diane will explore the complimentary resources available to you and your institution; to you as a parent, and to you as a person who may now be working from home. If you need to move your courses online quickly, Pearson has made available free tutorials and resources to help.
Diane is an educator at the Univ of Maine, and also manages the Pearson Faculty Advisor Program. She will show how she has used these resources as a faculty member. She will also explain how you can use these resources if you are now working from home and homeschooling. Pearson has provided resources for these life changing transitions as well.
Pearson Education is the world’s learning company operating in 70 countries. We provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are committed to helping equip learners with the skills they need to enhance their employability prospects and to succeed in the changing world of work. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
Reboot: Getting Your Marketing Ready for the Restart.
Wednesday, May 6 | 2:00PM ET
Gregory Gragg, CEO and Chairman of Gragg Advertising
Darryl Mattox, President of Gragg Advertising
Lisa Olmedo, VP of Business Development at Gragg Advertising
If you haven’t outlined a plan to reboot your marketing, you are behind the curve. The time to start planning and launching recruitment campaigns is upon us.
The Modern Takes First Place at Virtual Advertising Competition
The Modern is proud to announce that its student marketing team took first place in the National Student Advertising Competition District 5 virtual event held on April 25, 2020. Western Kentucky University was awarded second place and the University of Kentucky took third.
Coronavirus Education News
Testing is crucial to reopening campuses in fall 2020 – UB
Coronavirus testing, antibody testing, contact tracing and isolating those who fail are all key parts of the fall 2020 plans at colleges and universities determined to open.
As traditional college campuses shut down, online schools get their chance to shine – CNBC
Over the last decade, online colleges have made great strides in their remote learning offerings while traditional schools now struggle to get up to speed.
Student prospects need link between education and careers – UB
An estimated 28 million American adults, 11% of those aged 18 and older, have canceled education plans—ranging from formal degree programs to personal development—due to the COVID-19 crisis.
It’s Time To Take Time Out Of Learning And Reinvent Higher Education – Forbes
Our higher education system is core to the national recovery effort, but must rethink the relationship of time and learning if it is to lift up the 50% of our population that says it would struggle to find $400 for an unexpected car repair (and that was before the recession).
The ‘Right Not to Work’ – Inside Higher Ed
Faculty members concerned about health and safety want a say in the conditions under which they’ll be working if they are expected to teach in person next fall.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
Udemy: Online course enrollment surged 425% amid lockdowns – Venture Beat; 2U CEO optimistic on long-term outlook for online education services – Education Dive; Coronavirus accelerates higher education’s trend toward distance learning – The Hechinger Report.
Coronavirus Education Politics and Policy
DeVos, Education Department sued for ‘seizing’ student borrower paychecks – NBC News
Supporters of a lawsuit against the department say the agency is placing the “well-being of vulnerable student loan borrowers in peril” during the coronavirus pandemic.
In Response to Rising Unemployment, Democrats Introduce Legislation to Invest $15 Billion in Workforce Training Needed to Relaunch the Economy
The Relaunching America’s Workforce Act authorizes funding to help workers sharpen their skills and quickly re-enter the workforce as the economy emerges from the deepest decline since the Great Depression.
Betsy DeVos Sends Coronavirus Money To Help Tiny Colleges. Did They Need It? – Forbes
In this latest tranche of money, the Department of Education sent more than $300 million to incredibly small colleges, including seminaries. That number going to such small schools has raised some eyebrows about how the Education Department allocated this money.
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
2020-21 Federal School Code List of Participating Schools (May 2020) – IFAP
We are pleased to announce the availability of the updated 2020-21 Federal School Code (FSC) List of Participating Schools.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Higher ed groups challenge policies of interstate distance learning pact – Education Dive
They have made several recommendations to NC-SARA, the organization that controls the nation’s only multistate reciprocity agreement for online learning, including proposed rule changes on professional licensing and resolving student complaints.