The breakdowns in COVID-19 testing have left colleges and universities with only one lever to pull: more de-densification. Learn why the first weeks of term—even for the best-prepared institutions—suggest that it’s time to limit the number of students on campus as much as possible.
Why many universities are changing plans and reducing the number of students on campus this fall
Explore four major trends why institutions are reducing the number of students they plan to have return to campus.
The Future of Higher Ed—According to 100+ University Presidents
EAB recently conducted a “Presidential Listening Tour” to identify best practices university leaders are employing to sustain themselves financially, but also to invest in areas that will help differentiate their schools.
Forecasting the Impact of COVID-19
Watch to learn the three scenarios for how to forecast the impact of COVID-19 on university enrollments, finance, and student success over the next 12-18 months.
How will we know that an outbreak on campus has become uncontainable?
Read suggestions for how to determine when an outbreak on campus is uncontainable.
Restrictions on travel and large gatherings has led to institutions making seismic changes to orientation programming. Student affairs and enrollment leaders can use these resources as a guide through the transition to virtual orientation, and access best practices from peer institutions.
COVID-19 Fall 2020 Enrollment Diagnostic
Use this resource to explore actionable advice and quick-win tactics to make sure you have a measurable impact on Fall enrollment numbers over the coming weeks.
Rethinking pricing & financial aid amidst COVID-19
Read EAB recommendations for thinking through both pricing and aid strategy – what to expect and offer and how to communicate it – to maximize enrollment and access in 2020-21.
Top findings from over 200 enrollment leaders on how they are gearing up for fall admissions during COVID-19
See the top three findings from over 200 enrollment leaders on how they are preparing for the fall semester.
Drop in college enrollment deposits and FAFSA filing raises equity concerns
Recent EAB analysis of over 500 thousand admitted students uncovered several red flags that highlight how acute the issue of equity in access to higher education will likely be in the fall.
Nothing replaces a physical campus tour, but Virtual Tours are the next best thing.
With fewer students physically visiting before applying, institutions need a virtual tour that can differentiate, convey culture, and tell their unique story. Supplement visits by letting prospective students explore your campus from anywhere on any device with EAB virtual tours.
Support the mental health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff
Learn about resources to support the wellbeing of the school community, both virtually and in person.
Traditional developmental education will fail students experiencing “coronavirus slide.” Here’s what higher ed can do to fix it.
Learn how to support student success by improving 3 areas of developmental education.
Is your career services website engaging students and employer partners during COVID-19?
Take our flash diagnostic to assess your career services website’s current state and to determine if you will benefit from an in-depth audit.
Is Your Institution Ready to Implement and Enforce Physical Distancing?
Explore the resource to review three key physical distancing strategics and complete a diagnostic to assess your institution’s physical distancing measures.
COVID-19 is mirroring societal inequalities across race and socioeconomic status. In this short video, Meacie Fairfax describes three things colleges and universities can do amid the pandemic to provide all students a path back to campus.
Remote Instruction Resource Center
Find resources to support remote instruction across different types and sizes of courses, guidelines for maintaining equity and accessibility.
Why campus de-densification is a complicated set of decisions at the core of college re-opening plans
Read our insight for more information on the complicated set of decisions at the core of re-opening plans.
Supporting accessibility in a remote learning environment
EAB researchers have narrowed down the top considerations for institutions looking to make their remote learning environments accessible for all.
How to include experiential learning opportunities in virtual courses
EAB has identified immediate and long-term strategies instructors and institutional leaders can adopt to include more experiential, project- and problem-based learning activities into virtual courses.
We assembled four key strategies that can increase fundraiser efficiency and productivity, both during COVID and beyond.
Filling fiscal year 2021’s proposal pipeline
Read the top strategies advancement leaders are using to circumvent the shrinking of proposal pipelines.
Insights from the Great Recession and what they mean for fundraising
Explore our analysis of the data from 1,100 institutions’ fundraising performances during the Great Recession.
Virtual alumni engagement during COVID-19
See four examples of how universities have shifted alumni engagement techniques to fit the new COVID-19 context.
How COVID-19 pushed alumni engagement into the future
Read how the shift online and transformation of alumni relations’ business model will better serve our constituents and our institutions in the future.
Evaluating the options for residential de-densification on campus
EAB researchers have identified several options for reducing residential density on campus.
IT COVID Resource Center
Find IT practices from your peer institutions and resources from the broader community on how to support campus and IT staff through the coronavirus.
5 things SFOs need every campus leader to know in repopulation planning conversations
Read the 5 things that senior Facilities officers need campus leaders to know when planning campus repopulation.
We asked HR leaders what’s top of mind heading into the summer, fall, and beyond. Here’s what they said.
Read our insight to discover seven top-of-mind issues for HR and finance leaders as they plan for the summer and fall.
Explore our best practice approach to cost savings and cost containment by pursuing thoughtful strategies to “bend the cost curve” over time.
COVID-19 Administrative Cost Containment Playbook
Use this compendium as a picklist to evaluate and choose the cost containment tactic best suited for your institution.
Tracking—and predicting—higher ed furloughs
EAB researchers have analyzed institutional furlough plans from the Great Recession through today and predicted how furloughs will evolve as the coronavirus crisis continues.
Toolkit for Building a Tiered Financial Contingency Plan
Use our step-by-step guide to update your financial contingency plans with tactics applicable during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
How higher education leaders should approach labor cuts during COVID-19
Watch to learn why most institutions that make across-the-board cuts to staffing end up paying more in labor costs over the next three years.
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Dr. Christine Riordan, president of Adelphi University, shares what she’s learned from a unique collaboration of more than 100 independent colleges and universities across New York State to help each prepare for the fall term.
How 1000+ adult learners said COVID-19 impacted their plans—and what this means for enrollment strategy
We surveyed 1000+ current and prospective adult learners. Here’s how the pandemic has impacted their graduate, online, and professional education plans—and three key takeaways for your strategy.
Four principles to keep in mind when building your college’s Facilities COVID-19 FAQ page
Read the four principles to keep in mind when building your college’s Facilities COVID-19 FAQ page, and explore the best-in-class examples of COVID-19 FAQ pages.
Foster connections in a physically distant environment
EAB researchers have identified four strategies to foster connections among your student body in a physically distant environment.
View all of the COVID-19 resources for higher education
Explore research, tools, resources, and examples related to COVID-19 response and campus repopulation planning.
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If you have any questions or resource requests regarding the coronavirus that you think EAB could help with, please contact your strategic leader or email AskEAB@eab.com.