Coffee Chat: Re-Opening
Returning to the New Normal
Published 2020Recorded July 1.
As campuses consider re-opening plans, from staff for summer hours to students in the fall, environmental health and safety is critical. Michelle Santoro and Frank Baxter from Skanska USA Building moderated this Coffee Chat about strategies, lessons, and plans for safely re-opening.
Voices from the Field: Episode #17
Common Good and Community Care
While transitioning to a fully remote experience in response to the pandemic, rural Pennsylvania’s Juniata College stayed true to its founding tenets of peace, simplicity, and community. Provost Lauren Bowen talks about the liberal arts institution’s deliberate framing of the crisis response as a shift in format, encouraging each constituency to be mindful of its individual needs while managing connections and expectations.
Coffee Chat: Planning for Fall Revenue
Published 2020Recorded June 24.
The pandemic changed the higher ed landscape, and as we look ahead, this discussion will help you think through enrollment challenges, discuss tuition increases, examine current perceptions of the value of an online education, and consider financial aid for fall 2020.
How Students are Feeling & How Institutions are Planning
Published 2020Recorded June 24.
Inform your planning and decision-making for the fall as you prepare for a new academic year by using data from a recent national student survey and institutional perspectives gathered from more than 60 institutions. In this program, we offer five recommendations for acting on these insights so that colleges and universities can adapt and enhance the programs and places they offer, how they operate, and how they are organized.
Checklist of Checklists for Returning to Campus
Published 2020Recorded June 25.
This webinar was hosted by the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) and extended to SCUP members. It focused on the various resources publicly available for higher education institutions to review as they begin to contemplate how and when to re-open their physical locations.
Who Guarantees That Your Campus is Safe for Return?
Published 2020Recorded June 23.
In this webinar, Harvard’s Joseph Allen and John Macomber discussed their new book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity
, and in particular, what are best practices today as organizations think about prudent return.
Voices from the Field: Episode #15
Your Character is Showing! Inclusive Community Care Amid the Crisis
As a campus built on standards of social justice and experiential learning, Roger Williams University used COVID-19 as an opportunity to think creatively about ways to serve its community. Chief of Staff Brian Williams shares how the school showed its character throughout the crisis, coming up with personal ways to connect with prospective families, support off-campus communities, and open pathways to learning.
Voices from the Field: Episode #14
Two Campuses, One Crisis: Comparing COVID-19 Response
Having had the opportunity to shadow the president of the University of Maryland at College Park for her ACE Fellowship just prior to the onset of COVID-19, Deputy Provost Juanita Cole of National Defense University got a firsthand look at the difference in crisis responses taken by two unique institutions with distinctive missions.
How to Transform Your Learning Environments for COVID-19
Space Planning for Healthy Classrooms
Published 2020Recorded June 18.
While it’s daunting to have to reconfigure classrooms and reexamine pedagogy and campus operations, in the best light this pandemic offers an opportunity for rapid experimentation and innovation. Panelists from leading planning and design firm Sasaki and Smith College discussed how institutions can dig into their existing classroom data to engage in scenario modeling and clearly understand how classroom capacities and scheduling will shift this fall.
Coffee Chat: Emotional Intelligence
Time for a Check In
Published 2020Recorded June 17.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and harness your emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving, to regulate your own emotions when necessary, and to help others do the same. The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the greatest test of emotional intelligence in a generation. It’s time for a check-in.