Guidance and Information for Institutions


COVID-19 Supplies – Cooperative Purchasing Contracts

Midwestern Higher Education Compact offers a list of cooperative purchasing contracts available to higher education (public and private not-for-profit), K-12 districts and schools, cities, counties and local subdivisions, andstate government.


Federal Guidance and Action

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 

Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Federal Student Aid office. 



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. 


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has a list of SACS colleges that have submitted Temporary Emergency Relocation of Instruction related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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.


Teacher Preparation

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

What Happens to Student-Teachers When Schools and Colleges Close Due to Coronavirus? from Education Week

Shifting the Clinical Experience Using Virtual Formats - tips and advice from U.S. Prep.


Resources From Other Regional Higher Education Compacts 

New England Board of Higher Education

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Resources from State Agencies

State Council for Higher Education of Virginia