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In the face of long-term stress and uncertainty, here's what can higher ed leaders do to support their staff and students.
While online learning is the most conspicuous part of this new reality, a quieter but arguably more successful achievement has been the ease with which institutions shifted overnight from campus-bound to remote administrative operations. To its surprise, higher education learned that it had an infrastructure and a workforce flexible enough to adopt new modes of work.
For all districts, whether they begin this school year remotely or in-person, epidemiologists explain that resurgences in the virus’s spread are expected, which will likely result in school re-closings. Here are six actions districts need to take now to prepare for potential re-closures this fall.
Read the takeaways and then get started with our tools to create an infrastructure of policies and staffing strategy to optimize, scale, and support remote work cost savings.
The COVID-19 pandemic quickly forced many students, teachers, and staff to operate remotely. District leaders rapidly learned how to coordinate online classwork, distribute technology, and support staff in a virtual environment. As the pandemic subsides, leaders must now decide how their districts will operate in a post-pandemic world, balancing student and staff preferences with district priorities.
In May, 80% of teachers reported feeling anxious, worried, exhausted, and depressed. Reports indicate that these rates have only increased in subsequent weeks. District and school leaders can use this step-by-step guide to better protect the mental health of teachers and staff throughout the school year.
This toolkit enables managers to create remote onboarding plans for higher ed that uniquely support remote new hires.
Guests share strategies university leaders should adopt to prepare their students and institutions to succeed in a digital-first work environment.