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BCI Newsletter – April 2020

During this difficult time, higher education institutions are facing many obstacles with little to no resources, and time is a coveted commodity.  As an expert team of long-time higher education supporters, BCI has curated a number of pertinent resources and articles that can help shepherd you through some of your immediate and future challenges.

We recognize that many of your faculty have vast experience teaching face-to-face, but not much with delivering their programs in an online modality.  As such, we’ve assimilated best practices from our industry experts and combined them in a practical resource guide that includes:

COVID-19 Response Planning for Higher Education:  A Three-Phase Approach for Transitioning Online – Whitepaper.  

Reimagining Higher Education Post-CoronavirusHow to make colleges and universities less fragile and higher education more affordable, accessible, equitable, resilient and sustainable.

6 Domains of Knowledge for College Leaders During Crisis Timesa framework that higher education leaders can use to help make sense of their role during a situation that evolves daily, if not hourly.

Colleges Are Not Light Switches  – Colleges must start planning now for reopening in the fall, as adjusting to our new educational environment won’t be fast or easy

Adjusting to Remote Instruction at Community CollegesFaculty members at community and technical colleges face challenges in the pivot to remote learning and are trying new technology, assessment tools and ways to communicate

How the Coronavirus Has Upended College AdmissionsAs high schools close, seniors are scrambling to sort out financial aid and college decisions without guidance from counselors

How the Coronavirus is Affecting AdmissionsSessions for admitted students are going online, and graduate programs are worried, as are undergraduate programs that are well-known enough to have applicants from far away. And then there’s next year.

How COVID-19 Will Affect the 2020 College Admissions CycleThere is a growing worry that the coronavirus will affect admissions decisions

Colleges Across the US Brace for Impact as the Coronavirus Batters Their Already Tenuous Financial GroundThe last several years have been tumultuous for many colleges in the United States, as undergraduate enrollments have declined, endowments have shrunk and many private institutions have become increasingly dependent on tuition for survival. Now, many in higher education fear that the unprecedented combination of difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic could sound a death knell.

Degrees of SeparationResearchers say their results finding high levels of interconnectedness by virtue of students’ course enrollments suggest caution is warranted when it comes to resuming in-person instruction.

How Should Colleges Prepare for a Post-Pandemic World?  – Anticipate and plan for change rather than merely hope that it will not arrive.

Online-Only College Classes Pose Some Distinct Challenges for Instructors – Colleges and universities are moving courses online, as students and teachers stay at home to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. That means instructors have to quickly rethink their plans for teaching students who are not meeting in person, and who might not even have stable internet access. 

Everybody Ready for the Big Migration to Online College?  Actually, NoOne consequence of coronavirus: It will become more apparent that good online education is easier said than done.

Will Shift to Remote Teaching Be Boon or Bane for Online Learning?Because of COVID-19, most professors and students suddenly find themselves forced to use technology as they teach and learn. A panel of experts explores whether that will help or hurt attitudes about online education.

Coronavirus Forces Colleges Online.  Will Learning Ever Be the Same? – Colleges and universities have been at the forefront of the nation’s response to the alarming spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, with many turning to remote online learning to meet social distancing goals. Though the changes are currently viewed as temporary, they could have lingering impacts on higher education.

How the Coronavirus Will Affect Summer College Classes, ProgramsWhile summer classes and programs move online as colleges grapple with a response to the coronavirus, the fall forecast is uncertain.

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About Beyond Campus Innovations

Beyond Campus Innovations (BCI) is a wholly-owned entity of the Colorado State University (CSU) System Foundation. As a leading eLearning development and consulting company, BCI partners with businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions to deliver state-of-the-art eLearning solutions that meet the needs and demands of modern learners. BCI draws upon CSU’s experience as a highly successful and well-respected institution of higher education, both in the eLearning space and as a traditional brick and mortar institution. Using advanced custom education technology solutions and the knowledge of proven experts and credentialed faculty, we bring effective learning strategies and tools to every level of learner.

Published 4/22/2020

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