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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 3/13/20
“As long as you give it a little bit of time, soap will do its job.”
- The Palli Thoradarson
Covid-19 responses and updates continue to fill our news feeds this week as institutions address study abroad programs, and colleges and universities begin shifting classes online. The Chronicle offers guidance on quickly moving classes online and continues to update on Covid-19’s impact on colleges and universities. WCET also provides resources for addressing Covid-19. NPR reports this week on 6 ways universities are responding to Covid-19 including supporting international students.
The Department of Education offers guidance regarding Federal Financial Aid compliance. Specifically, recommendations cover students who are unable to finish or start a scheduled study abroad due to coronavirus and students who cannot attend class due to quarantine or illness. Additional guidance addresses students who fall below 12 credit hour minimum due to internship or class cancellation as a result of Covid-19. The Department of Education provides options and flexibility with regards to moving education online including: approval to offer distance education on a temporary basis, permitting accrediting agencies to wave distance education review requirements andre-examining residential requirements.
March 13, 2020