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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.
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.
NASFAA Webinar - COVID-19 and Federal Student Aid: Ongoing Coverage
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 1:00PM ET
Join NASFAA President Justin Draeger and NASFAA staff from the AskRegs and Policy teams as they review and follow up on the most recently passed COVID-19 legislation and guidance from the Department of Education, and answer some of the most common questions related to Title IV and COVID-19. Time will be provided for open Q&A during this 75-minute webinar.
Pearson Resources to Assist Transitioning Your Classes Online During COVID-19 and Beyond
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 2:00PM ET
Presenter: Diane Hollister, Customer Success Manager, Faculty Advisors, Pearson
Join Diane Hollister as she walks through Pearson’s website dedicated to schools moving their courses online. Diane will explore the complimentary resources available to you and your institution; to you as a parent, and to you as a person who may now be working from home. If you need to move your courses online quickly, Pearson has made available free tutorials and resources to help.
Diane is an educator at the Univ of Maine, and also manages the Pearson Faculty Advisor Program. She will show how she has used these resources as a faculty member. She will also explain how you can use these resources if you are now working from home and homeschooling. Pearson has provided resources for these life changing transitions as well.
Pearson Education is the world’s learning company operating in 70 countries. We provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are committed to helping equip learners with the skills they need to enhance their employability prospects and to succeed in the changing world of work. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.
Reboot: Getting Your Marketing Ready for the Restart.
Wednesday, May 6 | 2:00PM ET
Gregory Gragg, CEO and Chairman of Gragg Advertising
Darryl Mattox, President of Gragg Advertising
Lisa Olmedo, VP of Business Development at Gragg Advertising
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.
Salute to Nurses - West Boca Medical Center
Diana Grana is a registered nurse in the telemetry unit at West Boca Medical Center. Grana graduated from Keiser University, earning her associate degree in nursing. She says being a nurse is rewarding because each day when she wakes up, she knows she is making a difference in someone’s life.
North-West College Donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Emanate Health to Aid in the Fight Against COVID-19
Coordinating with health care professionals at Emanate Health, North-West College (NWC) recently donated hundreds of much-needed masks and gloves designated for doctors and nurses caring for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in the San Gabriel Valley. The personal protective equipment (PPE) will be distributed as needed among Emanate Health’s facilities, which include Queen of the Valley Hospital, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, and Intercommunity Hospital.
Modern Students Develop Strategic Marketing Plan for Home Builders Association of Dayton’s Homearama
As The Modern College of Design wrapped up the first year of its new Bachelor’s Completion Program in Design Leadership, 16 students were challenged to develop a strategic marketing campaign for the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Dayton’s premiere event, Homearama, through a unique experiential learning project. HBA CEO Eric Farrell contacted The Modern looking for a fresh approach to marketing this exciting annual event.
Coronavirus Education News
S&P Slashes Outlook for 127 Colleges – Inside Higher Ed
S&P Global Ratings dropped outlooks on more than a quarter of the colleges and universities it rates because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on higher education.
Anxiety builds as California colleges consider how and when to resume on-campus fall courses – EdSource
Millions of California college students and their families are anxiously waiting to hear whether on-campus classes will resume this fall while college administrators are weighing the options to safely return students and faculty to campuses.
How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses – EdSurge
But now that so many students are taking courses remotely, in improvised environments that may not be especially conducive to learning, it may take some extra effort to redesign instruction, assignments and assessments to address everyone’s needs.
At Davidson College, a Virtual Salon Sustains Creative Community During a Crisis – EdSurge
When these two virtual spaces connect, the performers—students and faculty at Davidson College—will use webcams to share their art with classmates and colleagues who are watching at home, or from wherever they go these days to get internet access.
BOGO Sale at Your Local Community College – Inside Higher Ed
Community colleges in all parts of the country are offering discounts and deals for the summer. Some experts doubt it’s what students need, but others see it as a win-win for institutions and students if done right.
Additional Coronavirus Coverage
Angry Undergrads Are Suing Colleges for Billions in Refunds – Bloomberg; China Warns of Student Boycott of Australia – Inside Higher Ed; Economists explain why US college students won’t be getting big refunds on spring tuition -Quartz.
CARES Act News
Secretary DeVos Delivers Nearly $1.4 Billion in Additional CARES Act Relief Funds to HBCUs, Minority Serving Institutions, and Colleges and Universities Serving Low-Income Students
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that nearly $1.4 billion in additional funding will be directed to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), as well as institutions serving low-income students to help ensure learning continues during the coronavirus national emergency.
How to Get Emergency Coronavirus Aid at One University: Sign Up for Summer School – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Eastern Michigan University appears to be distributing Cares Act student-relief funds to summer-school students in the form of tuition credit, a move that may violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the coronavirus-stimulus law.
Coronavirus stimulus to for-profit colleges spurs fears of another predatory student loan boom – Yahoo Finance
For-profit colleges in total were slated to receive over a billion dollars from the federal government via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, which gave U.S. colleges and universities $14 billion overall to fight the pandemic.
Managing Institutional Closure: The Role of States in Connecting Systems to Protect Students – New America and NGA
In this so-called “triad,” states are responsible for authorizing institutions to operate and providing consumer protection to students.
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