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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.
Yielding your fall 2020 class amid COVID-19
In a series of virtual working groups EAB held last week, our partners discussed how the challenges they always face this time of year are more complicated now.
How to distribute CARES Act funds to students
Read the answers to some of your most pressing questions on the CARES Act, and outline three potential policies to guide the distribution of your awarded funds.
4 ways COVID-19 has impacted graduate and adult learner recruitment
Read about the top four trends from our survey of 175+ graduate, adult, and online education leaders about their institution’s response to COVID-19.
How 57 of your peers are rethinking summer orientation during COVID-19
Read how 57 of our student affairs and enrollment partners are changing summer orientation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
10 ways you can address equity challenges during COVID-19
Read examples from schools doing the necessary work to create connection points for students.
Engage incoming students through and beyond virtual orientation
Read about the seven key areas to guide your institution’s programming through the summer and early fall.
COVID-19 Student Success Response Audit
Review each topic and use the corresponding checklist to reflect on your institution’s COVID-19 response.
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.
How to include experiential learning opportunities in virtual courses
We’ve identified immediate and long-term strategies instructors and institutional leaders can adopt to include more experiential, project- and problem-based learning activities into their virtual courses.
5 questions every provost should ask
Read five key questions chief academic officers should address as this stressful academic term nears its conclusion.
6 ways instructors should revise student evaluation and assessment practices
Use the checklist below to guide conversations and brainstorming on temporary course-level changes to scheduling, testing, and student academic engagement.
Learn about four consequences that advancement teams are already seeing and how EAB believes they will affect future fundraising efforts.
How advancement leaders can prepare for a potential downturn
Read three lessons from the Great Recession and imperatives that advancement leaders can take in the coming months.
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.
Rethink class reunions during
Read three different options for institutions rethinking class reunions during COVID-19.
As institutions prepare for potential reopenings, senior leaders must consider what protective measures to introduce to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Discover four critical areas leaders must focus on and see early case studies from within and outside the higher education industry.
Preliminary steps for scheduling space to safely ramp up on-campus research
Learn about several scheduling software solutions that institutions can use to better plan and monitor use of research lab space.
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.
The impact of COVID-19 on Facilities work and staff
Review the results of our survey on campus operations and Facilities activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Administrative Cost Containment Playbook
Get 60+ cost containment tactics to consider including in COVID-19 financial contingency plans.
Explore our best practice approach to cost savings and cost containment by pursuing thoughtful strategies to “bend the cost curve” over time.
CARES Act Higher Education FAQ
Get the answer to education leaders’ most pressing questions on the policies that may impact their institution.
How higher ed institutions are responding to the financial pressures
Read the results from EAB’s survey of over 100 business and finance officers.
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 leaders are supporting employees through difficult budget decisions
Learn about six considerations for designing and implementing COVID-19 furlough plans that balance savings with staff support.
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The decisions that colleges and universities make across the next few months will determine the extent of the financial shock and whether the institution is positioned not only to recover, but also to emerge stronger on the other side. Based on our conversations with over a thousand college and university leaders, we have identified the five greatest mistakes in current COVID-19 response that are jeopardizing crisis recovery and post-crisis strategy.
Plan for both the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19
Learn how to plan for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak long after campuses reopen.
3 questions guiding fall term scenario planning for academic leaders
Read the top three questions that are guiding fall term scenario planning.
Is your cabinet prepared for the next COVID-19 emergency?
Created for cabinet leadership, use our exercises to help anticipate potential crises, accelerate decision-making, and identify critical vulnerabilities in existing policies.
Perspectives from 45 chiefs of staff on higher ed’s COVID-19 response
Read about the institution-wide concerns, initiatives, and lessons we took away from virtual working sessions with 45 chiefs of staff.
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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.