COVID-19 Recovery Resources
The APCU has compiled a list of resources that can help to inform your planning and decision-making related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be updated as new information from multiple sources becomes available. Please check back on a regular basis for items that can support your work.
Monday, June 29 2020
This is a very well-organized set of guidelines that address multiple condition levels on the UPike campus related to the presence of the COVID-19 virus. The information is applied to a range of operational areas and includes appropriate responses that would be implemented in the event of any escalation. Access.
Saturday, June 20 2020
This webinar from TimelyMD will address how you can create an efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive medical and mental health services program. In addition, the webinar will also address 1) How to provide continuous care that supports the physical and mental health of students; 2) How to improve consistency of campus healthcare; and 3) How to create a meaningful impact on admissions and retention. June 26 webinar | June 30 webinar
Friday, June 12 2020
This white paper addresses operational procedures related to on-campus student housing facilities. In developing plans to prepare student housing for student move-in and beyond, Cushman & Wakefield believe that all colleges and universities should give thoughtful consideration to the areas identified in this whitepaper. Access.
Thursday, June 11 2020
This is the recorded version of a webinar that took place on June 10, 2020. The presenter is an attorney who has worked with EIIA for a number of years on Title IX related issues and she covers a number of items related to the updated regulations, including responsible officials, training requirements, notifications, and emergency measures. Access.
A follow-up webinar that is scheduled for June 25 will address changes to the grievance procedures. You can learn more about this webinar and register to participate through this link.
Thursday, June 04 2020
This article was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and discusses the results of a 2007 pandemic preparedness study by the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine. In particular, the study focused on the impact of social distancing and quarantine during the 1918 influenza pandemic on death rates in U.S. cities and how what we can learn from that to assist our current planning efforts. Access.
Saturday, May 30 2020
This article leads to a series of resources from the CDC that have been updated in light of the fact that a number of colleges and universities have announced their intent to re-open for the fall semester. The CDC offers these considerations to help protect students and employees (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrators) and slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Access.
Wednesday, May 27 2020
This whitepaper examines the emerging “workplace” as an ecosystem, rather than a building, that provides flexible and on-demand places to support convenience, functionality, and wellbeing. Access.
Sunday, May 24 2020
This article details five specific actions universities could take in the next few months to help improve student learning, engagement, and experience while operating remotely. Whether students are able to return to campus for the fall term or remain remote for longer, these moves may inspire institutions to pilot new initiatives, learn what works, iterate, and position themselves to create capabilities that will enhance instruction permanently. Access
Friday, May 22 2020
This report examines increased giving that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses how foundations can maintain a responsive, engaged and nimble approach to giving. While the focus is on institutional philanthropy, there are best practices identified that should be of value with regard to how colleges and universities utilize endowment funds. Access
Thursday, May 21 2020
This document includes talking points related to the CARES Act that can help you in conversations with your Congressional leaders. The items include deeper insights into various components of the Act that fall short with regard to their value for colleges/universities as well as statements of support for expanding the scope of other funding channels to include the higher ed sector. Access.
Wednesday, May 20 2020
This new report from McKinsey & Company summarizes the results of a recent survey of high school seniors regarding their plans for the fall and how those plans have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. The results are similar to other recent surveys but the observations and conclusions provide additional benefits to support both short and longer term financial scenario planning. Access
Wednesday, May 20 2020
This is a collection of articles/essays from the Chronicle Review that are either directly or tangenially related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include student strikes, adjunct unions, the academic labor market, and the personal devastation wrought by a system increasingly perceived as deeply unjust. Access
Friday, May 15 2020
This is great article on how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact how organizations tdo business, and how they can initiate "radical, positive change" to improve their performance and enhance their desired outcomes. Access
Thursday, May 14 2020
NAICU has created a summary of the major funding components and key provisions of the HEROES Act. The bill provides more flexibility for the use of funds for private, nonprofit colleges than the division between “student” and “institutional” funds in the CARES Act. Access
Wednesday, May 13 2020
This is a comprehensive webinar from the corporate consulting firm Kaufman Hall that addresses how strategic and financial plans will need to change at colleges and universitities to account for fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Access
Sunday, May 10 2020
This page on the NAICU website includes links to a number of resources, including summary information about the CARES Act, guidance from the Department of Education and relevent news items pertaining to private colleges and universities. Access
Thursday, May 07 2020
This sequel to the American College Health Association’s Guidelines: Preparing for COVID-19 addresses administrative, medical, mental health, health promotion/well-being, and campus-wide considerations in reopening college/university campuses as the COVID-19 pandemic abates. Access
Wednesday, May 06 2020
This page from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges includes resources that target trustees and senior administrators, including webinars that address risk-management and endowments. Access
Thursday, April 30 2020
This is a comprehensive white paper from Cushman and Wakefield that contains relevant information for any organization with a complex physical plant, particularly those organizations that need to accommodate large numbers of customers in addition to employees. Access
Wednesday, April 29 2020
This is a great market sector analysis from McKinsey & Company that can be shared with trustees to emphasize the broader, longer-term implications of the Covid-19 on higher education and its connectivity to other sectors of the economy. Access