The transition to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic may turn out to have a positive impact on the re-enrollment of students who have earned some college credit but no degree.
College students who can’t afford course materials and rely on library copies are struggling this fall as campus closures cut off library access and quarantines of print materials take resources out of circulation.
Historically Black colleges and universities are used to making the most of limited resources—a mindset that is helping the institutions support students during challenging times.
Recent research has shown that a growing number of students are struggling with mental health problems amid the coronavirus pandemic—and colleges are looking for new ways to support them.
Colleges are finding new ways to connect food-insecure students with needed meals, recognizing that the pandemic has separated many students from essential campus resources.
As the pandemic causes students to reconsider their college plans, admissions counselors at some institutions are intensifying their enrollment efforts—emboldened by a newly relaxed code of ethics.
In the wake of campus closures, colleges and universities are transitioning to online counseling to support students’ mental health in unique settings and across state borders.
Federal officials are beginning to make available the $14 billion set aside for higher education in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, but college leaders are seeking guidance on how to distribute the limited aid for maximum impact.
As COVID-19-related distancing requirements and campus closures sideline medical and nursing students’ clinical rotations, officials are debating what comes next. Should they maintain stringent training requirements? Or accelerate students’ path to care delivery?
The NCAA this week said it will allow schools to extend spring-sport student-athletes’ eligibility, given how coronavirus derailed this season. But coaches say that there may not be enough scholarship dollars to cover those athletes’ cost of attendance.
Decisions to mandate—or make optional—a switch to pass/fail grading for the spring semester have generated strong reactions as university communities seek ways to alleviate student stress.
In an unprecedented effort to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education will automatically halt interest collection on all federal student loans until further notice.