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UNCF Partners With Strategic Education to Offer Remote Learning Training Sessions to HBCU and PBI Faculty
In collaboration with Strategic Education, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) plans to offer professional development opportunities for faculty members at predominantly Black institutions (PBIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). Last year, under the partnership, 400 faculty members at 14 HBCUs engaged in training sessions to adjust to remote learning. Afterwards, participants’ confidence […]
April 28, 2021
Study: COVID-19 Plus the Recession is Leading to Decreased Enrollment
Low-income students are particularly hard hit as people cancel or reduce postsecondary plans. An analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), titled “When Back to School Meets Stay at Home,” noted that 75% of households in which at least one person intended to take postsecondary classes changed their plans. Some opted not to take any classes (37%) and some reduced their course load or changed programs, institutions or format.
January 19, 2021
NYU’s LEARN Highlights Results from “College in the Time of Corona” Survey
During a virtual discussion Sep. 30, New York University’s (NYU) Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) highlighted data from its most recent study focused on students’ experiences with remote learning during the spring semester.
October 2, 2020
America’s School Districts at the Decision-Making Crossroad
Following the first Coronavirus cases in the United States, most school districts across the United States paused in-person instruction in March 2020. Thereafter, these districts scrambled to provide quality virtual instruction that would continue the continuity of face-to-face instruction for the remaining two months of the 2019-2021 academic year. After students and teachers departed for their annual support vacation, most school administrators spent the summer planning for a virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face instruction for the 2020-2021 academic year.
October 1, 2020
Gallaudet University’s Fall 2020 Semester Focused on Robust Student Support Programs
Washington, D.C.-based Gallaudet University, like all colleges and universities nationwide, faced the decision of whether to bring students back to campus for the fall semester amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Gallaudet ultimately decided to offer all courses remotely. However, on-campus priority housing was given to up to 100 students who are DeafBlind, experience an unsafe […]
September 25, 2020
With Fall Semester Approaching, Opinions Clash Over the Safety of U of Michigan’s Hybrid Model
As the University of Michigan prepares for classes to start on Aug. 31, differing opinions have been clashing over the school’s hybrid model, reports The Detroit Free Press. Currently, the school plans to offer some form of a remote option for 70% of its classes, with smaller classes more likely to meet in person. But […]
August 19, 2020
Global Manufacturer of COVID-19 Test Kits Partners with HBCUs to Ensure Safe Return to Campus
On Wednesday, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world’s largest maker of scientific tools, announced a project to support testing, at no-cost, to the nation’s HBCUs, including establishing national HBCU testing centers to process COVID-19 tests and provide timely results throughout the academic year.
August 12, 2020
Transitioning to Online Learning
The spring of 2020 will not be the semester that goes down in history as an example of higher education at its best. In mid-March, the novel coronavirus forced colleges and universities to pivot from in-person course delivery and traditional on-campus experiences and thrust them into a modality of remote instruction.
August 5, 2020
A Look at Colleges’ Fall Reopening Plans
With many colleges and universities choosing to reopen for in-person instruction this fall, campuses will look different for returning students.
July 8, 2020
Hampton University Goes Remote-Only for Fall Semester
Hampton University (HU) announced plans to continue remote-only learning for the fall semester. With 2.9 million COVID-19 cases and 130,000 deaths in the U.S. as of July 6, the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution for the health, safety and welfare of our students as well as the faculty, administrative staff, administrators, […]
July 6, 2020
Roger Williams University Reopening Plan Includes Mix of In-Person, Remote Instruction
With higher education institutions choosing whether to continue online learning for another semester, return to campus for in-person courses or implement a hybrid model amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Roger Williams University is allowing students to choose.
July 2, 2020
Boston U Students Can Choose Remote or In-Person Classes in Fall 2020
This fall, undergraduate students at Boston University (BU) can choose whether to attend classes in person or virtually under a new hybrid teaching format the university is calling “Learn from Anywhere” (LfA), reported BU Today. The format aims to provide the same academic content and classroom discussion to all students, regardless of whether they are […]
June 1, 2020
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