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Planning Resources for COVID-19

The word “pandemic” changed everything causing significant disruption in our day-to-day living and expectations. In this unprecedented time, it is even more important than ever that we keep our connections alive as we support one another and help higher education develop the solutions that will ensure our students and institutions continue to thrive.

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Topics List: Planning Resources for COVID-19

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SCUP Resources

Continuity Planning and Crisis Management

Online Learning/Remote Learning Resources

Assessing Online/Remote Learning

Strategic Planning

Campus Planning

Higher Education Association/Organization Resources

Media Resources

Health-Related Resources


SCUP Resources (return to topics list)

SCUP Report

Integrated Planning in a VUCA Environment: Advice You Need in the Age of COVID-19

Nicholas Santilli, Senior Director of Learning Strategy, SCUP, and Former Provost, John Carroll University

There is no doubt that the present environment for higher education has become significantly more complex. What makes the current circumstances more difficult is COVID-19 has intensified the impact of the range of forces already pressing on higher education.

For many institutions, institutional viability and constituents’ health and wellbeing are the most pressing concerns—strategic plans are no longer top of mind. How to move forward? SCUP suggests that the principles of good planning serve as a blueprint for responding to COVID-19.

Published and added to this page April 8, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #1: How Data Can Power Crisis Response and Accreditation Insights During COVID-19

William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University

In this conversation, William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success. He then discusses trends he’s noticed at HLC and thoughts on how campuses can begin discussions around staff capacity, curriculum success, and sunsetting programs, ultimately strengthening their sustainability and easing accreditation work.

Published and added to this page April 7, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #2: Business is Not So Usual at a (Mostly) Online Institution During COVID-19

Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University

While the majority of their students are online, it’s not so easy to take the same methodologies to deliver on mission when quickly switching their residential students to an online environment when expectations are different. Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University talks about how this faith-based institution with a personal touch is working through the transition for students, athletes, and summer programs.

Published April 9, 2020. Added to this page April 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #3: From Crisis to Collaboration and Creativity

Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health, John Carroll University

The past month has been trying for all of higher education. How do we transition our constituents from crisis to collaboration in order to meet the needs of the entire campus community? In this conversation, Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.

Published April 10, 2020. Added to this page April 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #4: Empowering Underrepresented Students for the Long Term During Crisis and Contingency Planning

Pat McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University

Support for underrepresented students must continue now and in a post-COVID-19 world. How is this getting tackled in an all-women’s undergrad program that serves underrepresented students? Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University (DC), discusses her university’s approach—from crisis planning through contingency planning.

Published April 27, 2020. Added to this page May 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #5: Leaning In to Level Up

Doreen Larson, President, Edison State Community College

Dr. Doreen Larson, president of Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio, discusses the ways her team used the power of advance planning to take control and thrive during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn about their online initiative, expansion of technology in a rural community, and how they’re growing enrollment in an uncertain time.

Published May 14, 2020. Added to this page May 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #6: Leveraging Communication and Integration for Success Online

Laurie Shanderson, Founding Dean, School of Health Sciences, Northcentral University

When the world went online, what were the inherent advantages (and challenges) for an institution already based on a distributed education model? Laurie Shanderson discusses the ways her university’s established operations made the transition easier, and why connected communication and integrated planning have been essential to their continued success.

Published May 20, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #7: Beyond Academics: A Supportive Faculty Helps Ensure Continuity

Bret Danilowicz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bret Danilowicz discusses how their online-experienced faculty stepped up to assist colleagues, how he’s prioritizing to ensure continuity and assess capital projects, and the importance of pulling together as a community to find ways to help beyond academics.

Published May 26, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #8: Normal Business Doesn’t Stop: Maintaining Operations while Expanding Services

Rick Miranda, Provost and Executive Vice President, Colorado State University

Colorado State University Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda shares what his team learned during their COVID-19 response: upgrading their teams’ ability to communicate regularly was what kept things moving forward, allowing critical everyday elements to proceed without interruption.

Published May 29, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #9: Captive Creativity: Finding New Ways to Meet Established Goals

John Stalvey, Interim Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Interim Provost John Stalvey explains their “alternate delivery” model, how flexibility and creativity allow them to meet student learning outcome goals during COVID-19, and how they’re supporting the local economy and moving ahead with current capital projects.

Published May 29, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Coffee Chat: Scenario Planning

Jim Downey, Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Chris McCord, Acting Executive Vice President and Provost, Northern Illinois University

Jim Downey, VP for planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Chris McCord, acting executive VP and provost, Northern Illinois University, moderated this Coffee Chat on Scenario Planning.

Published April 24, 2020. Added to this page May 18, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: Speculating Higher Education Priorities & Trends Post PandemicLocked

Jessica Leonard, Associate Principal, Ayers Saint Gross | Laura Hall, Associate, Ayers Saint Gross

From Ayers Saint Gross, Jessica Leonard, Associate Principal, and Laura Hall, Associate, moderated this Coffee Chat on how will the COVID-19 pandemic might impact how we teach, use space, and think about interdisciplinary opportunities.

Published April 29, 2020. Added to this page May 18, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: Maker Movement: Innovation and EntrepreneurshipLocked

Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner, University of Massachusetts | Heather Taylor, Campus Planner and Architect, Phillips Exeter Academy | Shira Epstein, Director of Campus Maker Spaces, University of Massachusetts

Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world?

In a world where we have to be apart, how do creative minds come together? What will be the demand for maker spaces in our new normal? Will programs that haven’t yet integrated maker spaces soon demand them? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.

Published May 13, 2020. Added to this page May 18, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: Planning for an Uncertain FutureLocked

Deborah Shepley, Principal, Gensler | John White, Executive Director, Bond Program and Facilities Planning, College of the Desert

Campuses and businesses share a common challenge—business continuity in a new landscape. How is it working? How do we plan for an uncertain future? Where should we invest and prioritize? SCUP members Deborah Shepley and John White moderated this discussion.

Recorded May 21, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning DesignLocked

Brady Mick, Director of Strategic Design, SHP | Lauren Della Bella, President, SHP

The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. College and university planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. The future of learning will demand change, and gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.

Recorded May 27, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Blog Post

Planning for: Professional Development for Online Faculty

Sadie Wutka, Director of Content Strategy, SCUP

Interview with Dr. Joel Domingo, Associate Professor and Chair, Research Institute, City University of Seattle (formerly Academic Program Director/Associate Professor of the online Ed.D. in Leadership Program).

Published and added to this page April 6, 2020.

Example Plan

Consolidated Business Continuity Plan for Academic Affairs

California State University-Northridge

“As those who managed through the 1994 Northridge earthquake know, decisions about how to best continue campus operations are dependent upon many variables. Decisions are influenced by the nature and effect of the disruption, as well as the academic calendar, particularly during periods when classes are in session. It is this event- and time-dependency that determines which responses can be planned in advance and what response is best determined at the moment, based on available resources.”

Originally published 2008; updated 2019. Added to this page April 17, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

‘Smart Change’ for Turbulent Times: Planning for Survival Requires Speed, Flexibility, and Committed LeadershipLocked

Linda Baer, Senior Consultant in Higher Education | Ann Hill Duin, Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Published May 20, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Planning for University Crisis Management: The Seven-Step ApproachLocked

Daniel I Prywes, Bryan Cave LLP | Scott Sobel, Media & Communications Strategies

Published in 2015. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Strategic and Collaborative Crisis Management: A Partnership Approach to Large-Scale CrisisLocked

Timothy Mann

Published in 2007. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Totally Virtual: Northcentral University’s School of Business Succeeded in Integrated Strategic Planning in an All-Distance EnvironmentLocked

Tammi Cooper, Dean, Northcentral University School of Business | Abigail G. Scheg, Associate Dean, Northcentral University School of Business

Published March 27, 2020. Added to this page March 30, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Using Positive Turbulence for Planning and ChangeLocked

Robert Brodnick, Sierra Learning Solutions | Stan Gryskiewicz, Association for Managers of Innovation

Published in 2018. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

SCUP Conference Slides

Get a Week’s Worth of Strategic Planning Done in One Day

Erica Eckert, Kent State University

Strategic planners must engage a wide variety of important stakeholders in strategic planning. Fast-paced, high-impact, productive planning retreats can achieve this goal in a one day. We will discuss how we planned and implemented an 8-hour strategic planning retreat with over 100 participants, including faculty, staff, partners, friends, and students. We will cover how we prepared both facilitators and participants, and share specific activities to engage stakeholders in strategic discussions that contribute to innovation solutions and ideas for the strategic plan.

Presented in 2019. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

SCUP Conference Slides

The Physical Campus in a Digital World

Michael Haggans, Georgia Institute of Technology

Until recently, the campus and the institution were the same organisms, as shell and snail. The campus was an analog reflection of the institution’s mission and scale. Mission was linked to place and size of place linked to scale. The institution required physical places for all its students, faculty, and staff. This link began to fray in the last decade of the 20th century, as the placeless, non-physical potential of a digital world became more obvious and increasingly functional. What are the physical consequences of these fraying relationships? How must campuses adapt? What remains after the environmental forces of a digital world?
Presented in 2019. Added to this page March 26, 2020.


Continuity Planning and Crisis Management (return to topics list)

The Planning for Higher Education journal articles in this section were written with the intent to aid crisis plan development, but you will still find valuable insights for the current situation.

SCUP Report

Integrated Planning in a VUCA Environment: Advice You Need in the Age of COVID-19

Nicholas Santilli, Senior Director of Learning Strategy, SCUP, and Former Provost, John Carroll University

There is no doubt that the present environment for higher education has become significantly more complex. What makes the current circumstances more difficult is COVID-19 has intensified the impact of the range of forces already pressing on higher education.

For many institutions, institutional viability and constituents’ health and wellbeing are the most pressing concerns—strategic plans are no longer top of mind. How to move forward? SCUP suggests that the principles of good planning serve as a blueprint for responding to COVID-19.

Published and added to this page April 8, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #1: How Data Can Power Crisis Response and Accreditation Insights During COVID-19

William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University

In this conversation, William Knight, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Miami University, addresses how his team has developed data dashboards for administration and faculty to provide insight into Learning Management System (LMS) use, enrollment projections, and overall student access and success. He then discusses trends he’s noticed at HLC and thoughts on how campuses can begin discussions around staff capacity, curriculum success, and sunsetting programs, ultimately strengthening their sustainability and easing accreditation work.

Published and added to this page April 7, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #3: From Crisis to Collaboration and Creativity

Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health, John Carroll University

The past month has been trying for all of higher education. How do we transition our constituents from crisis to collaboration in order to meet the needs of the entire campus community? In this conversation, Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.

Published April 10, 2020. Added to this page April 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #4: Empowering Underrepresented Students for the Long Term During Crisis and Contingency Planning

Pat McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University

Support for underrepresented students must continue now and in a post-COVID-19 world. How is this getting tackled in an all-women’s undergrad program that serves underrepresented students? Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University (DC), discusses her university’s approach—from crisis planning through contingency planning.

Published April 27, 2020. Added to this page May 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #5: Leaning In to Level Up

Doreen Larson, President, Edison State Community College

Dr. Doreen Larson, president of Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio, discusses the ways her team used the power of advance planning to take control and thrive during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn about their online initiative, expansion of technology in a rural community, and how they’re growing enrollment in an uncertain time.

Published May 14, 2020. Added to this page May 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #8: Normal Business Doesn’t Stop: Maintaining Operations while Expanding Services

Rick Miranda, Provost and Executive Vice President, Colorado State University

Colorado State University Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda shares what his team learned during their COVID-19 response: upgrading their teams’ ability to communicate regularly was what kept things moving forward, allowing critical everyday elements to proceed without interruption.

Published May 29, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Coffee Chat: Scenario Planning

Jim Downey, Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Chris McCord, Acting Executive Vice President and Provost, Northern Illinois University

Jim Downey, VP for planning and institutional effectiveness at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Chris McCord, acting executive VP and provost, Northern Illinois University, moderated this Coffee Chat on Scenario Planning.

Published April 24, 2020. Added to this page May 18, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: Planning for an Uncertain FutureLocked

Deborah Shepley, Principal, Gensler | John White, Executive Director, Bond Program and Facilities Planning, College of the Desert

Campuses and businesses share a common challenge—business continuity in a new landscape. How is it working? How do we plan for an uncertain future? Where should we invest and prioritize? SCUP members Deborah Shepley and John White moderated this discussion.

Recorded May 21, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

COVID-19 resources and guidance

American Council on Education

ACE is offering free access to their Engage portal through mid-July 2020. Creating a free account is required to join.

Added to this page April 8, 2020.

COVID-19 higher education resource center

Entangled Solutions

Entangled Solutions is a strategy and innovation consultancy for education. Get the latest on COVID-19 emergency planning resources, helpful tips, and resources from experts. Of special interest is the interactive map tracking the latest decisions by US higher education institutions.

Added to this page May 18, 2020.

COVID-19: Resource Allocation Considerations

NACUBO

Chapter 13 of College and University Budgeting, 5th Edition by Larry Goldstein, discusses the difficult decisions that arise when an institution faces severe economic challenges—whether driven by broad-based economic catastrophes, natural disasters, or simply poor management—and offers both short- and long-term responses to difficult financial times.

Added to this page June 1, 2020.

Example Plan

Consolidated Business Continuity Plan for Academic Affairs

California State University-Northridge

“As those who managed through the 1994 Northridge earthquake know, decisions about how to best continue campus operations are dependent upon many variables. Decisions are influenced by the nature and effect of the disruption, as well as the academic calendar, particularly during periods when classes are in session. It is this event- and time-dependency that determines which responses can be planned in advance and what response is best determined at the moment, based on available resources.”

Originally published 2008; updated 2019. Added to this page April 17, 2020.

Example Plans

Remote teaching resources for business continuity

Daniel Stanford, Director of Faculty Development and Technology Innovation, DePaul University’s Center for Teaching and Learning

A growing collection of links to teaching continuity resources posted on US institution websites. The list was initially established based on contributions from members of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education listserv with many additional submissions from other networks.

Regular updates. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

‘Smart Change’ for Turbulent Times: Planning for Survival Requires Speed, Flexibility, and Committed LeadershipLocked

Linda Baer, Senior Consultant in Higher Education | Ann Hill Duin, Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Published May 20, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Planning for University Crisis Management: The Seven-Step ApproachLocked

Daniel I Prywes, Bryan Cave LLP | Scott Sobel, Media & Communications Strategies

Published in 2015. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Strategic and Collaborative Crisis Management: A Partnership Approach to Large-Scale CrisisLocked

Timothy Mann

Published in 2007. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

Are IT Business Continuity Plans Ready for COVID-19?

EDUCAUSE

Published March 13, 2020. Added to this page April 7, 2020.

CIO Strategic Minute: Thinking about Change Control Documentation

Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Sometimes IT departments must fast-track changes to expand services and infrastructure to meet new organizational demands. This free workbook is an opportunity to document important changes that could have long-term impact on costs, resources, operational efficiencies, and information security controls.

Published April 3, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

Survey of College Presidents on Future Repercussions of Coronavirus (PDF)

AAC&U and ABC Insights

In this survey, members of AAC&U’s Presidents’ Trust detail their perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the actions they anticipate taking to mitigate its impacts. A majority of college and university presidents anticipate reengineering operations, providing student refunds, cutting costs, freezing hiring, implementing furloughs, or laying off staff.

Published April 6, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

Coronavirus updates: Higher education

Kaufman Hall

News and insight on COVID-19 and its effect on colleges and universities. Kaufman Hall provides management consulting services, enterprise performance management software, and benchmark data and analytics that help clients to sustain success in a changing environment.

Regular updates. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

After the Pandemic: Finding the New Normal in Higher Education

Suzanne Drapeau, Higher Education Consultant—Strategic, Institutional and Academic Planning

“As the higher education sector, …we need to forge a path forward that considers and integrates both lines of business that we are in—providing individual learning and fostering empathy and resilience in our students so they can thrive in whatever the ‘New Normal’ becomes.”

Published April 2, 2020. Added to this page April 17, 2020.

Hope Center response to #COVID19 for #RealCollege students

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

“The COVID-19 pandemic has particularly acute implications for #RealCollege students and the institutions they attend. They are deeply affected by wealth inequality, economic insecurity, and basic needs insecurity that existed before the crisis. Read more about how The Hope Center is supporting #RealCollege students during this national crisis.”

Regular updates. Added to this page April 20, 2020.


Online Learning/Remote Learning Resources (return to topics list)

SCUP Blog Post

Planning for: Professional Development for Online Faculty

Sadie Wutka, Director of Content Strategy, SCUP

Interview with Dr. Joel Domingo, Associate Professor and Chair, Research Institute, City University of Seattle (formerly Academic Program Director/Associate Professor of the online Ed.D. in Leadership Program).

Added to this page April 6, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #2: Business is Not So Usual at a (Mostly) Online Institution During COVID-19

Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University

While the majority of their students are online, it’s not so easy to take the same methodologies to deliver on mission when quickly switching their residential students to an online environment when expectations are different. Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University talks about how this faith-based institution with a personal touch is working through the transition for students, athletes, and summer programs.

Published April 9, 2020. Added to this page April 15, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #6: Leveraging Communication and Integration for Success Online

Laurie Shanderson, Founding Dean, School of Health Sciences, Northcentral University

When the world went online, what were the inherent advantages (and challenges) for an institution already based on a distributed education model? Laurie Shanderson discusses the ways her university’s established operations made the transition easier, and why connected communication and integrated planning have been essential to their continued success.

Published May 20, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #7: Beyond Academics: A Supportive Faculty Helps Ensure Continuity

Bret Danilowicz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bret Danilowicz discusses how their online-experienced faculty stepped up to assist colleagues, how he’s prioritizing to ensure continuity and assess capital projects, and the importance of pulling together as a community to find ways to help beyond academics.

Published May 26, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #9: Captive Creativity: Finding New Ways to Meet Established Goals

John Stalvey, Interim Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Interim Provost John Stalvey explains their “alternate delivery” model, how flexibility and creativity allow them to meet student learning outcome goals during COVID-19, and how they’re supporting the local economy and moving ahead with current capital projects.

Published May 29, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning DesignLocked

Brady Mick, Director of Strategic Design, SHP | Lauren Della Bella, President, SHP

The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. College and university planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. The future of learning will demand change, and gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.

Recorded May 27, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

Making the Move to Online Courses: Resources to Inform Teaching and Learning

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

The NILOA team invites the community to suggest new resources for this doc. NILOA will also be hosting short weekly webinars on bite-sized chunks of information throughout this transition, for faculty who are migrating their courses in real time.

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

EDUCAUSE

Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.

Published March 27, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

Shifting to Online Teaching? How to Keep Your Sanity and Create a Great Course

Gray Associates—Demand Trends Blog

“If you are new to online teaching, this may seem terribly daunting. Having incorporated a variety of technologies into my teaching over the years, I am glad to share a few perspectives and tips. I will guide you through the process of transitioning your course online and provide steps for staying sane. I hope this information helps make your transition online a bit more manageable.”

March 22, 2020. Added to this page March 25, 2020.

ACUE’s online teaching toolkit

Association of College and University Educators

Added to this page April 6, 2020.

Moving Online Now: How to keep teaching during coronavirus

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A free Chronicle article collection with advice guides and opinion pieces on online learning.

Added to this page April 7, 2020.

Free higher ed resources during coronavirus pandemic

University Business

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

Corporate resources for higher ed going online during COVID-19

EDUCAUSE

A list of corporations and service providers who are offering special discounts on technology, open educational resources, or support for higher education institutions transitioning to remote work and online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. The list is sorted in three tabs including technology, OER, and access service offerings.

Regular updates. Added to this page April 8, 2020.

Responding together to COVID-19

Southern New Hampshire University

Free learning resources topics such as effective online teaching, best practices for those testing for COVID-19 (in partnership with Guild Education & Penn Foster), and ways frontline workers can support their wellness—both at work and at home.

Added to this page April 8, 2020.


Assessing Online/Remote Learning (return to topics list)

Resources for assessment during the COVID-19 outbreak

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Added to this page April 7, 2020.

A Framework for Quality for These Times

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Key questions for presidents and chief academic officers as institutions navigate the challenging waters of accreditation and assuring quality.

Published April 7, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

CHEA- and USDE-Recognized Accreditors and COVID-19 Information

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

A listing of the institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations that are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and are providing information about any changes that these accrediting organizations are making to their standards or practices during COVID-19.

Published March 27, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

Helping you deliver on your online promise

Quality Matters

Quality Matters is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments.

Added to this page April 7, 2020.

Resources for assessment, teaching, and learning online

Hunter College Office of Assessment

Regular updates. Added to this page April 14, 2020.


Strategic Planning (return to topics list)

SCUP Conference Slides

Get a Week’s Worth of Strategic Planning Done in One Day

Erica Eckert, Kent State University

Strategic planners must engage a wide variety of important stakeholders in strategic planning. Fast-paced, high-impact, productive planning retreats can achieve this goal in a one day. We will discuss how we planned and implemented an 8-hour strategic planning retreat with over 100 participants, including faculty, staff, partners, friends, and students. We will cover how we prepared both facilitators and participants, and share specific activities to engage stakeholders in strategic discussions that contribute to innovation solutions and ideas for the strategic plan.

Presented in 2019. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Totally Virtual: Northcentral University’s School of Business Succeeded in Integrated Strategic Planning in an All-Distance EnvironmentLocked

Tammi Cooper, Dean, Northcentral University School of Business | Abigail G. Scheg, Associate Dean, Northcentral University School of Business

Added to this page March 30, 2020.

SCUP Journal Article (members only)

Using Positive Turbulence for Planning and ChangeLocked

Robert Brodnick, Sierra Learning Solutions | Stan Gryskiewicz, Association for Managers of Innovation

Added to this page March 26, 2020.


Campus Planning(return to topics list)

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #7: Beyond Academics: A Supportive Faculty Helps Ensure Continuity

Bret Danilowicz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Bret Danilowicz discusses how their online-experienced faculty stepped up to assist colleagues, how he’s prioritizing to ensure continuity and assess capital projects, and the importance of pulling together as a community to find ways to help beyond academics.

Published May 26, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video

Voices from the Field: Episode #9: Captive Creativity: Finding New Ways to Meet Established Goals

John Stalvey, Interim Provost, University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Interim Provost John Stalvey explains their “alternate delivery” model, how flexibility and creativity allow them to meet student learning outcome goals during COVID-19, and how they’re supporting the local economy and moving ahead with current capital projects.

Published May 29, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: Maker Movement: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Locked

Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner, University of Massachusetts | Heather Taylor, Campus Planner and Architect, Phillips Exeter Academy | Shira Epstein, Director of Campus Maker Spaces, University of Massachusetts

Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world?

In a world where we have to be apart, how do creative minds come together? What will be the demand for maker spaces in our new normal? Will programs that haven’t yet integrated maker spaces soon demand them? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.

Published May 13, 2020. Added to this page May 18, 2020.

SCUP Video (members only)

Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning DesignLocked

Brady Mick, Director of Strategic Design, SHP | Lauren Della Bella, President, SHP

The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. College and university planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. The future of learning will demand change, and gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.

Recorded May 27, 2020. Added to this page June 1, 2020.

Crisis Management: How Facilities Teams Will Use Data for Coronavirus—and Beyond (PDF)

FM:Systems

“One of the most valuable tools possessed by facility management leaders is highly accurate facilities data including spatial information of both employees and assets associated with the day-to-day business operations. FM:Systems created this guide to help you think through employee health and business continuity issues, including how to use workplace management solutions to support your organization.”

Added to this page April 15, 2020.

SCUP Conference Slides

The Physical Campus in a Digital World

Michael Haggans, Georgia Institute of Technology

Until recently, the campus and the institution were the same organisms, as shell and snail. The campus was an analog reflection of the institution’s mission and scale. Mission was linked to place and size of place linked to scale. The institution required physical places for all its students, faculty, and staff. This link began to fray in the last decade of the 20th century, as the placeless, non-physical potential of a digital world became more obvious and increasingly functional. What are the physical consequences of these fraying relationships? How must campuses adapt? What remains after the environmental forces of a digital world?

Presented in 2019. Added to this page March 26, 2020.

This is the end of the office as we know it

Vox

The pandemic already pushed millions to work from home. Many of them will likely go back to a very different office.

Published April 14, 2020. Added to this page April 20, 2020.

What Will Tomorrow’s Workplace Bring? More Elbow Room, for Starters

The New York Times

The pandemic may result in fundamental changes, altering how office buildings are designed. In the short term, expect more hand sanitizer and less “hot-desking.”

Published April 7, 2020. Added to this page April 20, 2020.


Higher Education Association/Organization Resources (return to topics list)

Crowdsourced higher education resources

EdSurge

Regular updates. Added to this page March 25, 2020.

Resources for higher education and academic libraries

ITHAKA-S+R

Regular updates. Added to this page March 25, 2020.

ACE Guidance for Institutions

American Council of Education

Added to this page March 25, 2020.

Resources for assessment during the COVID-19 outbreak

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Added to this page March 25, 2020.

Helpful things to keep in mind

Association of College and University Educators

Added to this page March 25, 2020.

COVID-19

EDUCAUSE

Added to this page March 25, 2020.

COVID-19 resources

American College Health Association

Added to this page March 25, 2020.


Media Resources (return to topics list)

Latest coronavirus news

Inside Higher Ed

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

Complete coverage: Coronavirus hits campus

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

Tracking how the coronavirus is impacting colleges

Education Dive

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

COVID-19 news

Evolllution

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

COVID-19: Higher Ed Put to the Test

University Business

The president of Adelphi University describes the institution’s first steps toward continuity planning in the time of COVID-19.

Added to this page April 8, 2020.

EDUCAUSE COVID-19 QuickPoll Results: 2020 Commencement Plans

EDUCAUSE

Traditional commencement gatherings may not be possible in 2020, considering the social distancing practices that have been put into place around COVID-19. Campus leaders are exploring alternatives to these cherished convocation ceremonies.

Published March 30, 2020. Added to this page April 8, 2020.

Coronavirus and education

The Hechinger Report

Regular updates. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

College in the Time of Coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

A conversation with Hechinger Report higher education editor Jon Marcus on how learning and the college experience are changing, and what’s yet to come.

Published April 9, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on College-Going High School Seniors

Art & Science Group

“This special edition of studentPOLL provides a snapshot of prospective students’ current thinking about their college plans as of March 17–20, recognizing that their thinking is likely to continue to evolve over the next few months given the fluidity of what we are facing.”

Published end of March, 2020. Added to this page April 14, 2020.

Student Success

Inside Higher Education

“The articles in this compilation feature colleges that are changing requirements—and colleges that are putting more resources in front of students. Students need both approaches.”
Fill out the brief contact form to access the free PDF.

Published in 2019. Added to this page April 15, 2020.

2020 Survey of College and University Student Affairs Officers

Inside Higher Education

“This is the first-ever Inside Higher Ed survey of student affairs leaders, conducted by Gallup. The survey was conducted from Jan. 16 to Feb. 12, before the coronavirus left most campuses without students.”
Fill out the brief contact form to access the free PDF.

Published March 26, 2020. Added to this page April 16, 2020.


Health-Related Resources (return to topics list)

United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

World Health Organization

Regular updates. Added to this page March 24, 2020.

COVID-19 resources

American College Health Association

Added to this page March 25, 2020.