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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.
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TODAY - Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
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COVID-19 Stimulus Package
Wednesday, April 1 | 2:00 pm ET
Steve Gonzalez, CECU
Katherine Brodie, Duane Morris
Dennis Cariello, Hogan, Marren, Babbo & Rose
Coronavirus - Education News
A New Great Depression for Higher Education?
Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch have proclaimed that the financial outlook for American higher education looks bad. Moody’s has given the sector negative ratings for most recent years, predicting low albeit positive tuition revenue growth. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, is the undoing of colleges, as it reeks havoc on many other businesses, families, and institutions as well.
A rapping professor. A cat in class. Pornography on Zoom. How online classes work at colleges during coronavirus – USA Today
Mark Naison, 73, had just days to move online his decades-old class, a history of music from rock ’n’ roll to hip-hop. He wasn’t sure how to preserve the raucous spirit of the course, but he had an answer that had worked for him in the past.
As Liberty University Reports First Covid-19 Case, Students and Parents Grapple With Conflicting Information – The Chronicle of Higher Education
On Monday, as Virginia’s governor issued a statewide stay-at-home order through June 10 and Liberty reported its first positive test for Covid-19, students and parents were responding with varying degrees of confusion and concern to the mixed messages they say they’ve been receiving from the university, the news media, and local governments.
The Big Transition – Inside Higher Ed
The University of Washington was one of the first U.S. institutions to move online amid the pandemic. Here’s how faculty say the transition is going.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
‘He Had No Pants on.’ 10 Awkward, Human Moments in the Move to Online Learning – EdSurge; Guideposts for the COVID-19 Learning Transition – ACE; 15 Most Popular Questions About Student Loans And Coronavirus – Forbes.
A Checklist for Colleges That Must Close – Inside Higher Ed
Regulating bodies must pay closer attention to college and university financial health, a new report from a liberal think tank finds.
18 attorneys general urge Ed Dept to hold off on new Title IX rules amid coronavirus crisis – Education Dive
Eighteen Democratic attorneys general are urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other federal officials to pause the release of federal regulations that would govern how colleges handle sexual violence cases.
UW opens blockchain lab on $500K donation – Wyoming Business Report
In what could be a world first, a billion-dollar blockchain company donated $500,000 in its own cryptocurrency to help fund the new Advanced Blockchain Research and Development Laboratory at the University of Wyoming.
Coronavirus - Education Technology
Zoombombing Resources – USC
What is Zoombombing? A new form of trolling in which a participant uses Zoom’s screensharing feature to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes.
Sound quality: A must for educational video – University Business
Audio is usually more important than visual content. People can look away if the video is not good quality, but they cannot close their ears if the audio is crummy.
Coronavirus - CARES Act Summaries
Coronavirus - Resources
CER Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Coverage
We have put all of our coronavirus coverage regarding higher education on one page. View coverage here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Web Center - NASFAA
This web center has been created to keep NASFAA members and the financial aid community updated on pertinent news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
*NEW* Follow-Up Webinar — COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: What We Know
Join us Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 p.m. ET for this special follow-up webinar as NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and policy teams review some of the most common questions related to Title IV aid and COVID-19.
Financial Aid/Student Loans Issues
Student Loan Debt Relief Companies Agree to Settle FTC Charges They Falsely Promised to Lower or Eliminate Consumers’ Student Loans – FTC
According to the FTC’s complaint, SLAC (which also uses the name Aspyre), Navloan, Student Loan Assistance Center, and Owens told consumers that, for an upfront fee of $699 and a monthly fee of $39, the defendants would permanently lower or eliminate consumers’ student loans.
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