CECU Urges Secretary DeVos to Expeditiously Distribute Relief Funds – Career Education College and Universities
This morning, president and CEO of CECU, Steve Gunderson, sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stressing the importance of quickly distributing funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to institutions. These funds, authorized in the recently enacted CARES Act, will provide the proprietary school sector approximately $1.1 billion to help stabilize and support low-income students and thousands of postsecondary career schools.
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, Vanessa Lolli & 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
Betsy DeVos on Coronavirus: What Are the Feds Doing to Help Schools? – Education Next
I had the chance to talk with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about what she’s doing at the department and the federal response to coronavirus. Here’s what she had to say.
Out of Work, Uncertain About the Future – Inside Higher Ed
A new survey suggests more than 60 percent of Americans have lost income amid the pandemic and recession. Those seeking more education are looking online.
Moody’s: Higher ed’s recovery from coronavirus impact partly depends on government response – Education Dive
How state and federal governments respond to the coronavirus pandemic could make it harder for U.S. universities to recover from the economic fallout of the crisis, according to new research from Moody’s Investors Service.
The Pandemic Is Already Hitting Sectors Unevenly, Never Mind the Hitches in Federal Relief – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Answers to most of these top-of-mind questions are still unknown. Still, you know things are dire when even the most steadfast defender of the viability of small colleges — Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges — now acknowledges that “quite a lot of colleges are in jeopardy.”
6 data security tips for working from home – Thompson Coburn LLP
SpearTip Cyber Counterintelligence and Thompson Coburn have partnered together to give you some tips that you can consider implementing to add more security to your remote work.
What’s Next: Could coronavirus change the credit hour as we know it? – Education Dive
Some observers say the quick move to online education could fuel the gradual shift toward newer ways of evaluating what students are learning.
Jerry Falwell Jr. says warrants are out for 2 journalists after critical stories on coronavirus decision – Politico
The president of Liberty University, which he partially reopened to students during the pandemic, accuses a NYT photographer and ProPublica reporter of trespassing.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
The Quandary: Support for Sick Students, Plus Orientation in the Coronavirus Pandemic – The Chronicle of Higher Education; Cuomo: Student loan industry to suspend collections and late fees – Local SYR; Will Students Show Up? – Inside Higher Ed.
5 Ways to Recruit and Enroll Generation Z
Every ten years or so, we as leaders in academia, must reassess our approach to students. Every ten years or so, a new generation of student enters our schoolhouse. Every ten years or so, we have to force evolution in order to truly adapt to these new generations. The question is, have you undergone this progression since Generation Z began to enter your institution? If not, it is time!
Virtual Healthcare Education Is Key To Addressing Workforce Needs – Forbes
In Texas, The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP), which trains over 4,500 students in allied health programs each year, shifted their entire institution online in a matter of days.
Herzing helps nursing students graduate with virtual exercises – Kenosha News
Current circumstances have closed opportunities for nursing students to meet with patients face-to-face for course credits. In addition, in-person academic classes are also no longer being held. These potential barriers to graduation set up the perfect storm to compound an already severe nationwide nursing shortage.
Immediate Steps to Set Up for Virtual Admissions
As many schools rapidly shift to online operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Admissions teams are struggling to be effective when in-person interviews are not possible. Virtual Admissions will mitigate the current disruption and also become the new normal when the dust settles.
Coronavirus CARES Act News
Lawmakers Urge ED to Exclude For-Profit Schools From COVID-19 Relief Funds – NASFAA
“By extension, for-profit colleges are currently excluded from all other non-Title IV grant programs authorized by HEA,” they wrote. “As such, we believe the most legally sound interpretation of the CARES Act would exclude for-profit colleges from the fund entirely.”
Warren, Durbin, Colleagues Push Education Department to Target CARES Act Funding to Public and Nonprofit Colleges, Not For-profit Colleges
Senators encourage ED to use its authority to target funding to public and nonprofit colleges, and issue strong accountability policies to support students and protect taxpayers, including policies to prohibit for-profit colleges from using funding for any purposes that boost their profits or do not directly aid students.
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