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Strategic Resources

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.

Wednesday, March 17 2021

Many institutions of higher education recognize the need to transform their educational and business models in ways that can help drive student success. One way to do this may be forming a partnership with one or more other institutions. The Transformational Partnerships Fund (TPF) supports colleges and universities interested in exploring partnerships that could fundamentally improve how they operate and serve students — especially students of color, students from low-income families, and other underserved populations. Access.

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Monday, March 15 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the pressures that higher-education institutions face. Even some of the most notable and stable institutions are experiencing significant declines in tuition and auxiliary revenues as well as increasing budget shortfalls. A transformation approach that enables institutions to operate more flexibly and resiliently in the long term can help institutions emerge on a stronger footing from today’s challenges and brace for those of the future. We provide five inspiring case examples that prove a transformation approach is not only possible but also essential for the long-term success of institutions. Access

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Friday, March 12 2021

Colleges and universities strive to meet the needs of all students by providing access to the latest learning tools and resources. For remote learning, you need the technology and inspiration to creatively transform the classroom and campus while keeping students connected and engaged.Microsoft is committed to helping you navigate this challenge. We've put together a handful of resources to help you reimagine events and classes in a digital world and prepare you for success.  Access

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Wednesday, February 24 2021

The Eighth Edition of CIC's fact sheet, “Student Debt: Know the Facts” contains new research to set the record straight by countering myths and providing facts about student debt. Access.

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Wednesday, February 17 2021

The law firm of Stevens & Lee and the APCU strategic partner Academic Innovators have completed a series of complimentary on-demand webinars that are now available to APCU presidents. The introductory webinar addresses how to effectively evaluate post-pandemic survival strategies. The other webinars address four potential survival strategies, from remaining independent, to considering partnerships, mergers, and even closure. You can view any (or all) of the five webinars by clicking Access. When prompted for a password, enter 'EdWeb2020'. 

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Monday, January 25 2021

College and university efforts to support greater mental health and well-being were already increasing prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past decade, several presidents, chancellors, and provosts appointed mental health task forces and produced public-facing task force reports. This report analyzes and synthesizes 16 of those reports to surface general operating procedures and common themes across task force recommendations. Interviews and insights from 10 task force leaders also inform the considerations. Access.

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Wednesday, January 20 2021

Last year tested colleges and universities in unparalleled ways; we expect to see the impacts for a longtime to come. In our view, revenue forecast updates and management teams' ability to adjust budgets will remain critical. We enter 2021 with 39% of our rated colleges and universities on negative outlook, highlighting our opinion that the increasing pressures in the sector will continue to stress the lower end of the rating spectrum or schools that were already struggling operationally pre-COVID. Access.

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