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.
Unemployment, Layoff and Furlough
Wednesday, April 22 | 2:00PM EDT
What are the differences and what is best for my company? Lever1’s seasoned HR Director walks through the best course of action to avoid discrimination pitfalls when selecting employees for reduction of work as well as how to manage their unemployment claims and health coverage.
- Who to select and which choice is right for my business
- How claims are processed
- Employee Assistance Programs
- COBRA and other healthcare issues through this process
- How to take advantage of payroll tax credits using these methods
Reboot: Getting Your Marketing Ready for the Restart.
Wednesday, May 6 | 2:00PM
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.
Coronavirus Education News
UEI College Campuses to Issue CARES ACT Grants to Students
UEI College, a subsidiary of International Education Corporation, is proud to announce that it will use the CARES ACT to support its students by providing grants to help cover student living expenses.
Major Cost-Cutting Begins in Response to Covid-19, With Faculty and Staff Furloughs and Pay Cuts – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The institution taking the broadest steps, so far, is the University of Arizona, which is projecting a $250-million loss in revenue because of the coronavirus, including $66 million by the end of its fiscal year, on June 30.
U.S. Colleges Brace for a Devastating Summer and Fall – Bloomberg Law
The double whammy of losing summer and fall income would hurt all schools, and it could be fatal to those that were already struggling.
Virtual Tours Grow, but Will They Have Same Impact? – Inside Higher Ed
So colleges are turning to virtual tours. At Agnes Scott College, a women’s college outside Atlanta, students can visit a range of academic and other facilities: the quad, the dining hall, the library, science labs, dormitory rooms and more.
Urgently needed, but facing hurdles to complete – Community College Daily
States, schools and healthcare institutions are trying to be creative with online clinical offerings, although opportunities tend to differ by location and programs in terms of how much students can complete.
Vermont State Colleges chancellor to recommend closing three campuses – VT Digger
The Vermont State Colleges could shutter three campuses and cut 500 employees under a radical restructuring proposal its leadership plans to bring to trustees in an effort to manage the pandemic’s financial fallout.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
College Furloughs Have Begun – Forbes; Colleges Brace for Student Aid Appeals as Virus Slashes Incomes – Bloomberg Government; Is This the End of College as We Knew it? – Inside Higher Ed.
In Case You Missed It
‘No Sense of Decency’ for Senators Denying Career Colleges CARES Funding – Inside Source
By Steve Gunderson; The April 7 letter from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, Sherrod Brown and Richard Blumenthal sets a new low in ideological and partisan politics in America.
9 ways coronavirus could reshape American higher education – The Week
The novel coronavirus pandemic could be the event that fundamentally reshapes American higher education. Here are nine plausible shifts.
While other colleges struggle, for-profits hope for revival – AP
Some of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges are ramping up advertising, hiring recruiters and offering discounts for online classes as they predict the coronavirus pandemic will push unemployed workers back to school, helping revive the industry.