The APCU has compiled a list of strategic and tactical resources that can help to inform your planning and decision-making related to the re-opening of your campus for the fall and beyond. 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.
Sunday, July 26 2020
Born out of the COVID-19 global pandemic, The College Crisis Initiative (C2i) is an initiative of Davidson College to learn how colleges and universities innovate in a crisis mindset. Seeking to enhance understanding of institutions' responses to the COVID-19 global crisis and to help plan for other potential crises, C2i presents this dashboard as a data resource for the higher education sector's leaders and researchers. Access
Thursday, July 23 2020
One of our longest-tenured APCU presidents, Roger Parrott at Belhaven University, recently led a series of online discussions about the future of higher education. Roger has experienced a great deal of success as Belhaven’s president and shares some meaningful insights and practical ideas to help carry your institution through the current pandemic and beyond.
Wednesday, July 22 2020
The CDC has dedicated a section of its website to the work of colleges and universities. This section contains a series of articles and white papers that address issues specifically related to the higher education sector and the re-opening of colleges and universities. This content includes guidance on cleaning and disinfecting, student travel, worker safety and support, and updated considerations for college administrators. Access.
Tuesday, July 21 2020
This July 30 webinar, hosted by former APCU-member president and current NAICU president, Barbara Mistick, will offer an update on the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines and recommendations for re-opening campuses, and identify the tools and resources available to help colleges and universities prepare for the fall semester. The webinar will feature the director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, along with Howard University president, Wayne Frederick, and St. Mary's University president Thomas Mengler. Access
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.
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.
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