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.
"Responding to COVID-19: What postsecondary career schools need to know now"
March 19th | 2:00pm EST
Presented by Steve Gunderson, Steve Gonzalez and Nicholas Kent
"Recruiting, Enrolling & Engaging Students When Campus Visits Aren’t an Option"
March 25th | 2:00pm EST
Panel/Presenters: Ken Boutelle, Sr. VP of Enrollment Services, National Education Partners; Dr. Joe Sallustio, COO/EVP, Claremont Lincoln University; Bill Ojile, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
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). Recording of the webinar is available at their web center.
School Responses to COVID-19
Universal Technical Institute Transitions to Online Learning
Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of transportation technician training, will move to online instruction next week and suspend all in person classes at its 13 campuses nationwide starting Thursday, March 19.
Lincoln Tech Provides Remote Learning to Address Virus Outbreak
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that their campuses across the country will temporarily transition from classroom instruction to remote, distance learning in light of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) healthcare crisis.
How to Quickly (and Safely) Move a Lab Course Online – The Chronicle of Higher Education
In the vast shift to online teaching caused by the new coronavirus, one of the most common questions raised was: But what about lab classes? Is it even possible to move a lab course quickly online and still meet your learning objectives?
Information for Accrediting Agencies Regarding Temporary Flexibilities Provided to Coronavirus Impacted Institutions or Accrediting Agencies
Because of the highly unusual circumstances and challenges presented to the postsecondary education community by COVID-19, the Department provides the following guidance to accreditors, who should view this additional flexibility as a unique and temporary departure from the Department’s accreditation agency requirements.
Moving Face to Face Courses Online as An Emergency Initiative – Wallace Pond
On the other hand, as a last resort response, it is possible to create a bridge that keeps students enrolled through the end of the term. In most cases, this bridge will be pedagogically weak (so weak as to be indefensible under normal circumstances), but as mentioned previously, the objective is not a best practice learning experience, it is short-term survival.
Emergency fix for GI Bill payouts at colleges shuttered by coronavirus advances, but final passage uncertain – Military Times
The Senate on Monday rushed through emergency legislation to help tens of thousands of student veterans whose GI Bill benefits could be disrupted in coming weeks, but the fate of the measure in the House remains unclear.
University of the People Opens Its Online Courses to Any University – Campus Technology
A tuition-free university, the University of the People, said it would make its online courses available to American universities, enabling their students to take courses for credit. That includes 115 accredited courses in general education, business, computer science, health science and education.
Admissions Fears – Inside Higher Ed
Survey of enrollment leaders finds them to be depressed about their prospects, given the coronavirus. Strategies vary. Admissions officers are deeply worried about the potential impact of the coronavirus on enrollment, a new survey suggests.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Webinar, Fact Sheet for Protecting Students’ Civil Rights During COVID-19 Response
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education released today a webinar on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Federal efforts pertaining to COVID-19 – Community College Daily
The U.S. Education Department (ED) soon will release more guidance on federal student aid as the number of colleges closing campuses and making programming adjustments increases.
‘This is online education’s moment’ as colleges close during coronavirus pandemic – Market Watch
As more colleges move to hold remote classes amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Zoom Video Communications Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. are among tech companies offering deals to attract institutions looking to offer online lessons.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage - Updated Daily
Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6275); Edtech companies offer free tools to colleges affected by COVID-19 – edscoop; 2U Offers Partner Universities Help in Training Faculty for Online Instruction – Campus Technology.
Education Politics and Policy
California Attorney General’s Draft CCPA Regulations Continue to Evolve – Duane Morris
Overall, most of the changes were of a technical nature and not substantive. This Alert highlights the notable changes.
7 key trends in education for 2020 – eCampus News
A few years from now, we may look back at 2020 and recognize a watershed moment for education. With many schools facing increasing danger from changing demographics, we’re at a point where some of the business models underlying higher education are going to start to shift.
The promise of blockchain and its impact on higher education – University Business
Decentralized technologies such as blockchain raise a number of legal challenges. And studying those challenges and related solutions is where Primavera De Filippi’s passions lie.