Many faculty went back to school this summer with one goal: improve online classes - The Boston Globe
Institutions like MIT, UMass Boston, and all the state’s community colleges made plans early to go primarily remote, and professors have been focused on making the online transition. Reinvention has meant reworking syllabuses, prerecording lectures, reconsidering how to test students — and even how to bond with them virtually.
Citing an “untenable situation” caused by a spike in coronavirus cases after the first week of classes, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Monday that it would shut down in-person instruction for undergraduates and move entirely online.
College wait lists used to be where dreams died. The pandemic changed that - The Boston Globe
The pandemic has thrown the traditional admissions cycle entirely off-kilter. Uncertain about how many students will show up this fall and fearful that enrollment will drop, colleges and universities are scrambling to fill freshman seats.
Colleges plan for on-campus classes, even as scientists warn of risk for COVID-19 - The Boston Globe
The leaders of major Boston-area colleges and universities say they are hoping to hold some or all of their courses on campus this fall, even as epidemiologists warn that colleges by their very nature might put students and faculty at risk for COVID-19.
On the Senate floor this week, Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, accused Ms. DeVos of “exploiting congressional relief efforts.” He said she had been “using a portion of that funding not to help states or localities cope with the crisis, but to augment her push for voucherlike programs, a prior initiative that has nothing to do with Covid-19.”
Colleges anticipate big drop in international student enrollment due to coronavirus pandemic - The Boston Globe
Close to 90 percent of US colleges and universities are preparing for a drop in international enrollment for this upcoming academic year.
From Dr. Fauci, a reality check for colleges and students as they look toward fall - The Boston Globe
During a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that coronavirus vaccines or treatments are unlikely to be widely available by this fall, leaving both colleges and students alike with uncertainty about the fall semester.
Amid coronavirus pandemic, a growing list of colleges in financial peril - The Boston Globe
Nationwide, 110 more colleges and universities are in peril because of the financial impact of the coronavirus, bringing the total number to 345 institutions, Edmit found.
Some institutions are projecting $100 million losses for the spring, and many are now bracing for an even bigger financial hit in the fall, when some are planning for the possibility of having to continue remote classes.Administrators anticipate that students grappling with the financial and psychological impacts of the virus could choose to stay closer to home, go to less expensive schools, take a year off or not go to college at all. A higher education trade group has predicted a 15…
‘Be gentle with yourself’: teaching and learning in troubled times | News
While the routine of schoolwork can be good for kids, families and teachers should cut themselves a lot of slack, says education professor Anita Charles.