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.
Tuesday, September 15 2020
This set of solutions from Cushman & Wakefield addresses operational complexity related to health, safety and government-mandated operational changes that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The interactive map you can link to details considerations for no-to-high-cost solutions that can be implemented in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing (MEP); Cleaning and Operations to help promote safe, compliant property operations and business environments. Access.
Sunday, August 30 2020
Moody's most recent report on higher education indicates that many universities will hasten their efforts to bolster online learning and expand certain nondegree/certificate programs with the coronavirus accelerating a transformation in higher education business models. Some universities previously resistant to change will have to take more expansive steps to adapt to the transformation. While highly disruptive over the next one to two years, with varied credit effects on individual universities, the initiatives will ultimately be credit positive for the sector as a whole, driving innovation and growth. Access.
Friday, August 28 2020
Broad implementation of a range of COVID-19-monitoring methods, with a goal of creating an overarching monitoring infrastructure,2 is likely critical, given both the contagious nature of COVID-19 and the high rate of asymptomatic presence of the disease. A COVID-19-monitoring infrastructure could increase the ability to anticipate potential outbreaks and uncontrolled spread in time to prevent them. There are several approaches to COVID-19 monitoring that can be used in conjunction with one another. Access.
Tuesday, August 18 2020
The Chronicle of Higher Education has been tracking the reopening plans of colleges and universities for several months. The information is being updated regularly and provides thumbnail information about each school's current plan as well as a link to detail reopening information on each school's website. (Note that you must have a Chronicle account to access this information.) 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.
- McKinsey: Shaping university boards for 21st century higher education in the US
- Academic Innovators and Stevens & Lee: Strategic Alternatives for Private Colleges and Universities
- McKinsey: Reimagining higher education in the United States
- TimelyMD: Supporting the Mental Health of Students of Color
- CDC (updated): Health Considerations and Tools for Colleges & Universities