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COVID-19 Planning


Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era – ACHA

Higher Education COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Checklist

"Decision Points Loom for College Leaders." Inside Higher Ed, April 30, 2020. Scenario planning is getting attention as a tool for navigating an uncertain time. But when will leaders need to make big decisions?

"Here's a List of Colleges' Plans for Re-Opening in the Fall." Chronicle of Higher Education, Updated April 29, 2020.

"Early signs of fall 2020: three paths, three scenarios for higher education." Academia Next: The Futures of Higher
Education, Bryan Alexander
, April 27, 2020.

"Fall Scenario #4: First Year Intensive." Insider Higher Ed, April 27, 2020

"Fall Scenario #3: Moving Fall to Spring." Insider Higher Ed, April 26, 2020.

"College Campuses Must Reopen in the Fall. Here's How We Do It." New York Times, April 26, 2020.

"What if Colleges Don't Reopen Until 2021?" The Atlantic, April 24, 2020. Millions of families face a question that was once unthinkable.

"Fall Scenario #2: A Late Start," Inside Higher Ed, April 23, 2020. A look at what is one of the more commonly discussed options for residential and commuter campuses alike: starting later in the semester.

"Not 'Should We?' But 'How Do We?," Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2020. The questions institutions should be asking.

"Fall Scenario #1: Back to Normal: What Might be Different?" Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2020. Yesterday, we wrote about 15 potential scenarios for the fall semester. Over the next few weeks, we plan to look at each of these scenarios in more detail, exploring the challenges and opportunities of each.

"15 Fall Scenarios: Higher education in a time of social distancing." Inside Higher Ed, April 22, 2020Here are 15 scenarios for the fall that we think schools will be considering.

"How Should Colleges Prepare for a Post-Pandemic World?" Chronicle of Higher Education, April 13, 2020. Anticipate and plan for change rather than merely hope that it will not arrive.

How Will the Next Recession Impact US College Enrollment, Persistence and Completions?,” US National Student Clearinghouse, April 15, 2020. This release looks at student enrollment trends during and after the 2008 recession to consider potential similarities and differences today.

Measuring COVID-19’s Impact on Higher Education,” ICEF Monitor, April 15, 2020.  This article looks at the global impact of the novel coronavirus on higher education, specifically focused on Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, and the projections for domestic and international students.

How Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education?,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2020. This article sets forth expectations regarding finances, online learning, and fundamental changes about the nature of research and learning.

Coronavirus: How Should US Higher Education Plan for an Uncertain Future?,” Public Sector Insights, McKinsey & Company, April 2020. With American campuses largely empty of students, higher-education leaders need to shift their thinking to what happens next.

COVID-19 Information and Support Page - The emergence of COVID-19 is creating challenges for communities worldwide, including our campus. Working together, we will meet those challenges. We will learn, teach, and continue to do meaningful work in innovative ways. We are Volunteers: when challenges arise, we step forward and serve others. That is our history, and that is how we will persevere in this moment.

Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (COVID-19) - The Coronavirus-19 Outbreak Response Experts (CORE-19) team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a network of researchers in public health, economics, public policy, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and other disciplines who seek to: Provide timely and evidence-based information for policymakers, industry, and the public on pressing questions regarding the global pandemic.

COVID-10 Information (System Level Page) - The University of Tennessee System, and all UT campuses and institutes, are monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak for the safety and health of our University community and the state of Tennessee. The outbreak has been declared by the World Health Organization as a pandemic.

Coronavirus Expert Guide (System Level Page) - The UT System leads the state of Tennessee in researching public health and how it intersects with all aspects of our lives. The following experts are available for media to answer questions about the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

CDC Guidance for Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Higher Education Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19),” US National Conference of State Legislatures, April 16, 2020. This report focuses on immediate challenges, as well as long-term concerns, and covers state legislation and federal action.

AAU’s Phase Four COVID-19 Relief and Stimulus Legislative Recommendations,” Association of American Universities (AAU), April 14, 2020. The AAU urges Congress and President Trump to implement these recommendations to provide relief and stimulate economic recovery.

Secretary DeVos Announces $3 Billion in Emergency Education Block Grants for Governors,” US Department of Education, April 14, 2020. With an eye on state funding for higher education, the US Department of Education provides some funding.

CARES Act Higher Education Provisions,” (PDF) Congressional Research Service, April 7, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted in the US on March 27, 2020, to address income, health, and economic security in response to the national emergency. This brief provides short descriptions of several higher education provisions included in the law. According to the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, the US should expect more stimulus packages. See the above item for the latest grants.

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