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.
COVID-19 Response Webinar
"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
GI Bill Guidance Provides Some Relief and Real Challenges for Veteran Students – WCET Frontiers
Today’s Frontiers post will examine the status of GI Bill benefits for recipients whose institutions are converting courses through a shift in modality and/or closing campuses.
As Coronavirus Pandemic Develops, ACE Webinars Help Campuses Respond – ACE
As campuses close and move online across the country and the federal government begins to issue guidance, ACE has created a hub for resources and discussion around coronavirus on ACE Engage®.
The Real Lesson of the College Closures – The Atlantic
Outside the Ivy League, students who go home for the semester are at risk of leaving school for good.
Thousands will be out of college: What does that mean for students and institutions? – University Business
The implications of closing campus and/or turning to online learning, and 10 concrete suggestions for helping students cope.
Will Trump’s Promise Really Help Borrowers? – Inside Higher Ed
President Trump got attention for promising to waive the interest on student loans. But experts say it’s unclear if borrowers will pay less. Or even if it’s legal.
The Census, students and COVID-19 – Community College Daily
The bureau said in a press release this week that it is monitoring the coronavirus and making some changes to how it collects Census data.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
How the Coronavirus Can Disrupt Your College Financial Aid – U.S. News; What ‘Distance Learning’ Looks Like For Students Without Computers Or Wi-Fi – HuffPost; Crisis Leadership and the Higher Education Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak – The Evolution.
NASFAA Webinar - COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: What We Know
Open to NASFAA members and non-members. March 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET.
Will Regional Accreditation Go National? – Inside Higher Ed
The federal government opened the door for regional accreditors to operate in other parts of the country, and one agency is taking advantage, Judith Eaton writes. Is this a good idea or a bad one?
How to Help Students Who Are at Risk of Dropping Out – Real Clear Education
While student under-preparedness and the high cost of college are reasons for non-completion, the reality on the ground is much more nuanced.
What Would Biden and Sanders Do Without Asking Congress? – Inside Higher Ed
The presidential candidates differ on higher ed policy, including how much student debt to forgive. Also important are the different ways they’re likely to wield administrative power.