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 & 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
Coronavirus - Education News
Outbreak Hurts Higher Ed Worldwide for Next Year, Moody’s Says – Inside Higher Ed
Moody’s Investors Service expects the coronavirus outbreak to have a negative effect on higher education worldwide for the next year, it said in a report out today.
College presidents anticipate cost cutting, layoffs from coronavirus, survey finds – Education Dive
Almost three quarters of college and university presidents believe staff layoffs will be necessary as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from research firm ABC Insights.
Virtual Bingo and Minecraft Graduation: During the Pandemic, College Students Recreate Campus Life at Home – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Instead of socializing around tables, participants were alone in their homes. But they were joking around and yelling “Bingo!” as they normally would. Hitchcock was the DJ for the night, haphazardly streaming Spotify from a separate laptop and taking requests from the audience via Zoom chat.
Campus Zero – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Before the coronavirus shuttered universities nationwide, it turned Seattle’s college leaders into early responders. Their decisions shaped a nation’s reaction.
Free Online Course to Help Fast-Track 3D Printing Skills – Campus Technology
As a participant in the Northern NY 3D Printing Network, Burnett and his fellow 3D afficionados are fulfilling requests from at least 10 different medical affiliates in northern New York, which need some 1,500 units.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
COVID-19 and cyberattacks: What you need to know – eCampus News; Updated: 55 free higher ed resources during coronavirus pandemic – University Business; Retaining High-Risk Students Amid the Coronavirus – Inside Higher Ed.
Robotics Component Enhances Lincoln Tech Machining and Manufacturing Training Program
The Advanced Manufacturing with Robotics program is supported by Haas Automation, and prepares students for careers working with computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing equipment.
Coronavirus CARES Act News
Senators Seek Help For Student Loan Borrowers Left Out Of Coronavirus Relief Bill – Forbes
Many advocates and experts were shocked to see that the CARES Act left out borrowers from the old bank-based system, known as the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program.
Updated Guidance From U.S. Department of Education – Maynard Cooper Gale
This new document updated guidance that the Department originally issued on March 5, 2020, and subsequently supplemented with COVID-19 FAQs on March 20. We discussed the March 5 guidance and the FAQs in an earlier Client Alert on March 20.
Updated - Q&A Related to ED Relief as a Result of the Covid-19 National Emergency – McClintock & Associates
Based upon the electronic announcements issued by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the relief provisions in the CARES Act, we have been receiving numerous questions from institutions on implementing and interpreting this guidance. As a result, we have compiled this Questions and Answer for institutions to utilize as we await future guidance from ED.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
OUTAGE ALERT – IRS DRT Outage on April 12, 2020 – IFAP
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be unavailable on Sunday, April 12, 2020, from midnight to noon Eastern time (ET) as the IRS completes critical system upgrades.
Coronavirus - Resources