Webinar Recordings

Impact of COVID-19 on Campus

An Overview
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Delivered June 3, 2020
Presented by Host: Debi McDonald, Co-Chair, BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable | Moderator: Deirdre Fernandes, Reporter, Boston Globe | Panelists: Michelle Maheu, Director for Planning, Design & Construction, Wellesley College | Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, President, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Wellesley College

This is the first in a series of webinars, “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus,” jointly sponsored by SCUP’s North Atlantic Region, BSA, and their BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable focused on the impact of COVID-19 on campuses.

Panelists Michelle Maheu, Wellesley College, and Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, shared their insights about developing response processes and the potential outcomes on their respective campuses, especially when making decisions when information is limited and the variables are unknown. This session was moderated by Deirdre Fernandes, a reporter with the Boston Globe, who has authored recent articles related to the impact of COVID-19 on Boston campuses.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify strategies to address the new student experience in a COVID-19 environment.
  2. Identify strategies to reconfigure existing facilities to accommodate reduced occupancy requirements.
  3. Compare and contrast opportunities and challenges for full re-opening on campus, limited re-opening on campus, and online learning for a semester or two.
  4. Develop an incident response team to identify approaches to address new campus-wide dynamics related to COVID-19 response.


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Recorded June 3, 2020.