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In this new survey from AAC&U and ABC Insights, members of AAC&U’s Presidents’ Trust detail their perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions they anticipate taking to mitigate its impacts. A majority of college and university presidents anticipate reengineering operations, providing student refunds, cutting costs, freezing hiring, implementing furloughs, or laying off staff.
AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and more than sixty other organizations in asking governors to take immediate action to ensure their states provide reciprocity in licensing health care and mental health care professionals. This step is crucial to enable medical professionals to practice across state lines to remotely support students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 8, AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella participated in the first in a three-part series of virtual discussions cohosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ABC Insights: “Colleges and the Coronavirus: Time to be Proactive.” The discussion focused on what colleges and universities should be doing now to plan for strategic changes on campus—and what they should not do during a recession. The recording is available online, and registration is free.
AAC&U joined the American Council on Education and other higher education associations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education to move quickly to provide higher education institutions and students with urgently needed funds from the $2 trillion federal stimulus legislation signed into law last week.
Sign up today for the VALUE Institute’s 2020 Calibration Training. Those who complete this training on rubric-based assessment and meet our calibration standards will be certified as VALUE Institute scorers and may be hired to score student work over the summer. The free online training begins in late spring.