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, August 05 2020
Academic Innovators and Stevens & Lee/Griffin: Strategic Alternatives for Private Colleges and Universities
Stevens & Lee/Griffin and Academic Innovators have developed a series of complimentary on-demand webinars on strategic alternatives in higher education, the first of which is, Strategic Planning in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond: Tactics to Survive the Pandemic Now and Evaluating Your Strategic Alternatives for the Future. This initial presentation will focus on the value of an independent strategic alternative study that helps to (1) evaluate the impact of the evolving external landscape on your institution, (2) affirm and validate your financial viability, and (3) provide a feasible assessment of the long term alternatives for your institution. A strategic alternative study is also one way that officers and board members can meet their fiduciary responsibilities to their organization and constituents. Access.
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.
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
- TimelyMD: Supporting the Mental Health of Students of Color
- CDC (updated): Health Considerations and Tools for Colleges & Universities
- Cushman & Wakefield: Cleaning & Operational Solutions that Promote Safe Property Operations
- Moody's: Higher Education Sector Comment
- Shifting focus to a comprehensive COVID-19-monitoring infrastructure