COVID-19: Higher Education Resource Center
Get the latest on closures, emergency-planning resources, helpful tips, and resources from experts
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Our hearts go out to families, friends, and people around the world as we all struggle to adapt to the unique challenge ahead of us. We believe that times of great need require service, sacrifice, and commitment. We owe it to our learners, schools, and communities to do our part. Our goal is to help as many organizations as we can and work within our robust network to find additional support for those whom we cannot directly assist. Please reach out if you have any specific questions and/or needs.
Colleges and universities impacted by COVID-19
Which college campuses are closed or otherwise impacted? This map indicates the latest U.S. Higher Education Institutions impacted due to COVID-19 and an estimated number of students affected. We update this map twice a day.
Entangled Solutions is helping to provide new resources, information, and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the education landscape. Our team of practitioners and subject-matter experts are providing real-time guidance to support crisis mitigation and business continuity across fields.
Our team’s latest insights:
- A Mom’s View: What to Do When Coronavirus Turns Your Home into a School: Kate Finnefrock provides tips and guidance for making the most of teaching at home.
- Successful Remote Teaching Needs More than Tech and Content: Doug Lynch makes the case for reimagining content as institutions move to remote teaching.
- Constructive Turbulence: Driving Vision through Virus and Volatility: Bob Wise shares how higher-ed leaders can use this moment to drive positive long-term change.
- COVID-19’s Long-Term Impacts on Education in 2020 and Beyond: Michael Horn and Entangled experts forecast COVID-19’s potential impact on education, including K-12, higher ed, and corporate learning.
- Change Federal Rules so Colleges can Survive and Thrive: Michael Horn and Paul Freedman make the case for DOE emergency approvals for online degree programs.
- COVID-19 Response Guided Questions & Checklist: Lisa McIntyre-Hite, PhD, shares guided questions and checklists institutions can use as they discuss making the move to distance education. We will continue to update this list as the situation evolves.
- FutureU Podcast Episode 51: The Quick Pivot to Remote Education: Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn discuss turning a residential campus to a virtual one overnight.
- COVID-19 Leadership Checklist: Bob Wise shares a checklist to help higher education leaders address the coronavirus crisis.
- Locked Down, But Looking Up: Patrick Erker explores how a shelter-in-place order can inspire positivity, and lead us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.
- Covid-19 Boost to Online Learning May Backfire: Michael Horn shares his perspective on why quick moves to online learning may be detrimental to the digital learning movement.
- As coronavirus concerns rise in US, colleges look online for continuity: Terah Crews weighs in on approaches to maintaining substantive student engagement as institutions move to distance learning.
Resources from the Field
We will continue to update this page with the latest resources from the field, including crowd-sourced links and repositories related to online teaching and learning, emergency planning, and more.
- Emergency Remote Teaching Checklist from Quality Matters: Quality Matters created this free checklist to assist Higher Ed and K-12 in emergency remote teaching.
- Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity: Daniel Stanford, Director of Faculty Development and Technology Innovation at DePaul University links to emergency plans from a wide variety of institutions.
- Online Learning Consortium: includes helpful links to webinars and curated resources to help institutions move online.
Status Updates, Cancellations & Closures
- Academic Conference Cancellations & Postponements: Crowdsourced list from Anne Marie Gruber, Assistant Professor of Library Services, University of Northern Iowa
- International School Closure Information: UNESCO resource for tracking closures internationally
Public Health Info
Higher Education Town Halls
Thursdays at 10 am PT/1pm ET
Each year, thousands of students and hiring managers convene on campus for recruiting events and career advising opportunities. With so many institutions making the shift to remote teaching and learning, the impact on hiring, recruitment, and building social capital are significant.
We’ll hear from Farouk Dey, Vice Provost for Integrative Learning and Life Design at Johns Hopkins University; April Neumann from Ultimate Medical Academy, and Diane Holman from Moody’s Corporation. We will hear alternative strategies advisors, schools, and talent acquisition leads can use to create job connections and recruit students impacted by COVID-19 campus closures.
Previous Town Halls
- 4/2/20 Higher Ed’s Role in Serving in Times of Crisis
- 3/26/20 Lessons from Digitally-Forward Institutions
- 3/19/20 Leading from Crisis to Constructive Turbulence