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What We're Reading RE: COVID-19

May 5, 2020

In the whirlwind of the last few weeks, my inbox has been slowly piling higher. That looming tower of emails (akin to my laundry basket) is the last thing I want to sort through when there is so much to do. I’m sure you can relate with all this “remote work” and “digital classroom” business, right? 

Along with inboxes and laundry baskets, news threads are also bursting at the seams. With new information coming out every  ̶d̶a̶y̶ ̶ hour, it can be difficult to keep up. 

To help you sort through the noise, we’ve created this growing list of good reads re: COVID-19 and higher education. This list is comprised of articles, webinars, ebooks, and other resources that gave us a new or unique insight into the situation and where we’re headed. 

*Disclaimer: In an effort to maintain neutrality, none of the following articles are politically-based. You’ll have to search elsewhere for that. 

What We’re Reading
  • The Chronicle of Higher Ed puts out a weekly newsletter of the most recent updates. It means more emails, but it’s one of our favorite sources for new information. Sign up for the newsletter here.  
  • This list of colleges’ plans for the fall semester.
  • This article on the virus-inspired productivity pressure by Aisha Ahmad, an author and professor versed in conditions of crises. 
  • The traits of a resilient college.
  • How to lead remote meetings. Spoiler: Step 1 is to have fewer of them. 
  • Webinar on the future of college admissions.
  • This form will help you build a continuity plan in response to COVID-19.
  • A complimentary video library from Gartner on managing the response to COVID-19. Lots to unpack here. 
  • Pandemic planning 101. You probably didn’t take this for your undergrad. 
  • New York Times regularly updates this post on when states will reopen. 
  • The Tambellini Group is offering free 30-minute consultations here.
  •  The results to a recent EDUCAUSE QuickPoll on how this remote learning situation affects students.
  • Here experts weigh on in how emergency remote teaching is different than online learning. 
  • A guide on returning to campus.
  • This webinar on how 3 leaders are automating processes during the pandemic.
  • Gartner makes recommendations on how to lead through the emotions of COVID-19 here
  • An opinion piece from Ms. Christina Paxon, President of Brown University. 
  • NACUBO’s guidance for colleges and universities. 
  • Analysis, resources, and how you can help. From social media updates to funding opportunities to academic resources, dig as deep as you like with this one. 

This list would not be complete without links to the following resources, which you’ve likely been following already. 

Do you have a must-read (or listen) that we didn’t include on this list?

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