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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.
Alleviate Student & School Financial Stress (while remaining compliant) During the COVID-19 Crisis
TODAY - Tuesday, April 7th | 2:00PM EDT
Presenter: Presenter: Sean Steinmarc, TFC Tuition Financing
With economic uncertainty looming for students, and schools thrust into a remote workforce environment, we need to find the right ways to manage student financing while minimizing impact to school operations.
Topics included in this webinar:
• Proper ways to defer student payments and/or forgive interest
• Ways to alleviate student financial concerns without deferring payments
• Refinancing institutional loans to improve student affordability and lessen default rates
• Managing financial paperwork remotely
• How to handle payment collections when students can’t walk into your office
Ed Dept issues guidance on Clery Act reporting amid coronavirus – Education Dive
Colleges do not have to give ongoing updates about the coronavirus pandemic or proactively track down cases within their campus community to comply with the Clery Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance issued last week.
Managing COVID-19 Disruption: Accrediting Agencies Adopt Temporary Measures to Address Challenges – Cooley ED
This post provides some key pointers to institutions as they consider the impact of these policies on their accreditation processes and statuses.
How to block ‘Zoom bombing’ in higher ed – University Business
Online college classes are suddenly being invaded by “Zoom bombing,” an ugly new activity in which hackers disrupt virtual meetings to display pornography, racism and other disturbing images.
Anxious Wait for Stimulus Money – Inside Higher Ed
College leaders worry about delays and technical problems with the distribution of stimulus money, but a Senate GOP aide says they should stop whining.
Coronavirus on campus: Strategic and financial considerations for the short and long term – eCampus News
As the coronavirus outbreak intensifies, higher education institutions are making difficult decisions about closing campuses and moving courses online. Institutions need to think not only about the current term, but also about potential impacts on strategy and finances into the summer and fall terms.
Students Without Laptops, Instructors Without Internet: How Struggling Colleges Move Online During Covid-19 – The Chronicle of Higher Education
While few colleges have the resources to effectively handle the large-scale shift to remote learning forced by Covid-19, rural, small, and cash-strapped institutions are getting by on a shoestring.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
Washington Watch: ED’s updated COVID-19 guidance – Community College Daily; Updated: 50 free higher ed resources during coronavirus pandemic – University Business; Zoom’s Out for Remote Learning – Tech & Learning University.
New Summer Online Courses and Part-time and Accelerated Programs starting June 1
Starting June 1, The Modern College of Design will offer a new series of flexible program options for new and current students including accelerated and part-time options that will begin online. Students can get a jump start on their education or career in June and complete the Accelerated Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree Completion programs in as little as 18 months.
Help for Schools Adapting to COVID-19 Changes
Schools dealing with repercussions from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) are adapting as quickly as the situation around the pandemic is evolving. To help students and schools through this challenging time, the certification agency and professional society AMT has devised some solutions that are available right now.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
New Regulations Review #2: Credit Hour, Title IV Eligibility, & What Exactly is a Week? – WCET Frontiers
Today we are examining several other aspects of the proposed regulations including changes to the definition of credit hour, changes in the calculation of correspondence education eligibility for Title IV financial aid programs, and proposed changes to defining a week of instruction for calculating an academic year.
Financial Hits Pile Up for Colleges as Some Fight to Survive – The New York Times
Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions.
What A Likely Recession Means For Higher Education – Forbes
Phase three focused on schools and students at this moment, but there is likely a different crisis on the horizon for higher education as the economy experiences the fallout from the coronavirus.
Coronavirus - Resources
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