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For faculty and leaders at colleges and universities, resources on protecting and supporting students, continuing education online and managing other challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Guidance

U.S. Department of Education has compiled a list of resources from federal departments and agencies for higher education institutions.

Centers for Disease Control offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, including Resources for Institutes of Higher Education 

New legislation allows Veterans Affairs to treat online learning from  institutions closed because of COVID19 the same as face-to-face courses so the VA doesn’t reduce student housing allowances and other payments.

Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Funds for K-12 and Postsecondary Education - SREB’s summary of the Education Stabilization Fund portion of this emergency relief package.

Testing

ETS is temporarily offering an at home option for the GRE General Test and TOEFL iBT in selected areas where students are unable to go to test centers. 

Accreditation

Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions COVID-19 page

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
says nearly all SACS colleges have submitted notices of closure and are moving to online instruction.

From the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, quick links to programmatic accreditors and changes to their policies.

Planning for Closures and Continued Learning

How University of Kentucky College of Education students are completing field experiences/student teaching 

Beyond the Food Pantry – The Hope Center has created this guide to help colleges support students during this crisis.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a number of free resources, including:

Resources From Other Regional Higher Education Compacts 

New England Board of Higher Education

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Higher Education News Coverage

Coping With Coronavirus: How faculty members can support students in traumatic times, a special collection of articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education (email form required)

Inside Higher Ed’s Coronavirus coverage and live updates 

The Chronicle of Higher Education is offering open access to their COVID-19 coverage 

Related Articles and Resources

The Campus Closure Divide from Inside Higher Ed

Go Home? For Some Students It’s Not Easy from Inside Higher Ed

How to close colleges without hurting vulnerable students from The Washington Post 

Are Any Colleges Insured Against Coronavirus Fallout? from Inside Higher Ed

Spring outbreak: Universities issue strict warnings as coronavirus spreads from The Washington Post 

Rules Eased on Colleges Seeking to Close Their Campuses Amid Outbreak from The New York Times