Surveys of College and University Presidents
Responding to the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis and to Calls for Racial Justice:
A Survey of College and University Presidents
In July 2020, four months into the pandemic, AAC&U partnered with ABC Insights to conduct a follow-up to the March 2020 survey of members of the AAC&U Presidents’ Trust. With the spring semester behind them, and with planning for the fall well underway, how had the views and priorities of college and university presidents changed with respect to the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis? This follow-up survey also explored presidents’ planning in response to calls for racial justice and to address anti-Black racism within their institutions and on their campuses.
COVID-19 Strategy Survey of AAC&U Presidents
In March 2020, as states were declaring public health emergencies and as the World Health Organization declared the global outbreak of COVID-19 to be a pandemic, college and university campuses across the country were closed and the sudden and historic transition to remote learning and online education got underway. To gain insights into the thinking of campus leaders as they planned to respond strategically to the financial fallout from this unprecedented crisis for higher education, AAC&U partnered with ABC Insights and rpk GROUP to survey members of the AAC&U Presidents’ Trust.