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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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 

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Thursday, April 23 2020


This is a slide deck from a NACUBO-sponsored webinar featuring Paul Friga, founder of ABC Insights, and several public university presidents. The focus is on increasing ROI in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the content is generally applicable to both private and public institutions. Access

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Sunday, April 19 2020

This is an impact and response overview prepared by a New York Marketing Firm called {swellSHARK}. While the paper targets marketing professionals across a number of industries, the information addresses a wide range of implications and potential responses that could have great value to colleges and universities. Access

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