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 and Action
U.S. Department of Education has compiled a list of resources from federal departments and agencies for higher education institutions.
New legislation allows Veterans Affairs to treat online learning from institutions closed because of COVID-19 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.
Explore Where the Money for Higher Ed in the CARES Act Might Go on the Open Campus site.
Southern Education Fund’s summary of Cares Act funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Allocations for section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act from the Office of Postseconary Eduation.
Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Federal Student Aid office.
Guidance from the Department of Education on the Clery Act from Education Dive
Press release from the Department of Education: Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Underscores Need for Department of Education’s Proposed Distance Learning Rules
Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
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.
Covid-19 resources for institutions and accreditors from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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.
Emergency Meals-to-You -A national effort coordinated by the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to distribute food boxes to students in rural counties while schools are closed.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has a number of free resources, including:
- a collection of advice for teaching online
- a private Facebook group for campus officials
- a tracker with the latest updates on coronavirus.
State Policy Flexibilities in Response to COVID-19: Avoid Failing the Next Cohort of New Teachers - An SREB brief provides policy recommendations to ensure this year’s graduating teacher candidates are able to enter the workforce for the next school year.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s COVID-19 resource page
Student-Teachers In Limbo During School Shutdowns. Here’s How States Can Help from Education Week
Shifting the Clinical Experience Using Virtual Formats - tips and advice from U.S. Prep.
WEBINAR from U.S. Prep: High-Quality Clinical Experiences in Virtual Settings on Monday, April 13 from 10 a.m. - noon EST. Register here.