COVID-19 Resources for ILEA Partners

COVID-19 Resources for ILEA Partners

In response to the rapidly transformed environment created by the coronavirus pandemic, the PCC team has crowdsourced a variety of resources purposed to support your institution in navigating this challenging time. Through this page, find support for teaching online, maintaining a focus on equity, and addressing students' basic needs during this still-developing public health crisis. We will be updating this page weekly.

In response to the rapidly transformed environment created by the coronavirus pandemic, the PCC team has crowdsourced a variety of resources purposed to support your institution in navigating this challenging time. Through this page, find support for teaching online, maintaining a focus on equity, and addressing students' basic needs during this still-developing public health crisis. We will be updating this page weekly.

Resources

  • The Future of the Faculty

    Target Audience: Faculty

    Authors: Bryan Alexander and Ian Wilhelm, The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description: Hosted by Ian Wilhelm, a Chronicle editor, and featuring Bryan Alexander, futurist and author of Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education, the discussion will be a much-needed glimpse into a crystal ball for faculty members who may have not had the bandwidth or time to consider the long-term changes that will affect the professoriate. A live webinar will take place on Friday, May 14 with a recording available to all registrants.

    Format: webinar
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    Title: It’s Time to Take Time Out of Learning and Reinvent Higher Education

    Target Audience: Faculty and staff

    Author:
    Paul LeBlanc, Forbes

    Description:
    This perspective from the president of a private university points to how the current infrastructure of higher education requires a major adjustment in order to stay relevant and support workforce needs in response to our global crisis and looming recession. Specifically, the author calls for greater flexibility with the time it takes for learners to earn credentials and demonstrate their mastery of skills and knowledge.

    Format:
    article
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    8 Ways to be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching

    Target Audience: Faculty

    Authors:
    Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sath, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description:
    From longtime inclusive teaching advocates, this article highlights eight specific ways that faculty having to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to remote teaching via Zoom can still ensure inclusivity in their practice. By acknowledging that faculty are learning just as much as students are in this process along with utilizing the break-out room tool and offering resources for asynchronous learning, faculty can effectively role model inclusive teaching. 

    Format: article
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    Want to Reach All of Your Students? Here's How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive?

    Target Audience: Faculty

    Authors:
    Viji Sath and Kelly A. Hogan, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description:
    This guide was developed by a team of STEM faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill to advise any instructor on how to adapt their pedagogy to be more inclusive of students of different identities and backgrounds. In addition to tips such as checking in with students and collecting qualitative data on teaching effectiveness, this guide includes links to journal articles, podcasts, training opportunities, and other resources to empower faculty on responding to shifting demands of their work. 

    Format:
     website
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    What One College President Learned about Remote Teaching by Becoming a Student

    Target Audience: Faculty and staff

    Author: Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description: The President of Morgan State University, a Historically Black University in Baltimore, decided to audit two online classes in order to both connect with students virtually and to gain perspective on the abrupt shift to remote instruction. The experienced influenced how he is able to advocate and empower his university community members.

    Format: article
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    Transforming the Institution: The New Future of Online Programs

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Description:
    A new series by the Chronicle of Higher Education will focus on the evolving transformation of education in response to the Coronavirus. This webinar to be hosted on April 30th will feature academic experts sharing insights about improving student attitudes toward remote instruction and online learning. 

    Format: Webinar
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    Rethinking the Academic Calendar

    Target Audience: Faculty

    Author: Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Education

    Description: Beloit College, a private four-year liberal arts institution in Wisconsin, is moving this fall from traditional semesters to two-course modules in order to adjust for the potential of campus closures well after the summer term. Beloit’s Academic Strategic Committee assessed the impact of remote learning on faculty and students before recommending changes to a traditional semester calendar.

    Format: online article
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    Nudge Strategies to Improve Student Success in Online Learning

    Target Audience: Faculty and staff

    Author: Behavioral scientists, ideas42.org and University of Virginia

    Description: Designed for college faculty and administrators, this guide includes a wealth of nudge strategies such as goal-setting, eliminating hassles and managing attention to empower students learning remotely. Nonprofit design-firm, ideas42 collaborated with a team of researchers at the University of Virginia’s Nudge Solutions Lab to produce the guide which also includes links to additional resources. 

    Format: PDF
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    THE KEY with Inside Higher Education

    Target Audience: Faculty and staff

    Author: Multiple 

    Description: Listen to a new podcast with support from Inside Higher Ed and the Lumina Foundation that features higher education newsmakers commenting on how institutions are managing the global pandemic and recession. The podcast centers equity and low-income students.

    Format: Podcast
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    The Online Learning Research Center at the University of California-Irvine


    Target Audiences
    : Faculty and Students

    Description
    : This Center just launched with a mission to provide guidance and resources that improve achievement and equity in online education. Instructors can access information about course design, adapting curriculum to online platforms. Students can learn study skill strategies for online education as well as tips to navigate Zoom, Canvas, and other communications tools.

    Format
    : Website
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    Article: The Coronavirus Has Pushed Courses Online. Professors Are Trying Hard to Keep Up

    Author, Publication:
    Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Target Audiences
    : Students, Faculty, Staff

    Description
    : Professors representing multiple disciplines and institutions offer their reflections about shifting expectations for their teaching and student learning in response to COVID-19.
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    Keep Teaching During Prolonged Campus or Building Closures

    Target Audience
    : Faculty

    Authors
    :
    University of Maryland

    Description
    : An online repository of articles, strategies, and other tools designed to support instructors adapting course material for remote delivery. Whether instructors need help organizing checklists to move a course to an online platform or they need guidance on designing course assessments, this website from the University of Maryland has them covered.

    Format
    : Website with downloadable documents and links to additional resources
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    Keep Learning During Prolonged Campus or Building Closures

    Target Audience
    : Students

    Authors
    :
    University of MarylandDescription: A centralized online resource offering students extensive guidance on adjusting to remote learning and campus services now offered virtually in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Format
    :
    Website with downloadable documents and links to additional resources
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    Sustaining Higher Education in the Coronavirus Crisis

    Target audiences: Faculty, Staff, Students

    Authors: EdSurge

    Description: EdSurge, a community of education technology entrepreneurs and educators, is sponsoring Sustaining Higher Education in the Coronavirus Crisis, a series of articles and resources crowdsourced to empower students and educators adjusting to remote delivery of teaching, learning, and other support services.

    Format: Website
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    Adjusting your study habits during COVID-19

    Target audiences: Students

    Authors: The Center for Academic Motivation at the University of Michigan

    Description: This four-page resource guide is designed to offer students concrete ways to devise a plan, modify study strategies, and care for self amidst a pandemic. While the guide includes some resources unique to the University of Michigan, there are links to services such as learning remotely and counseling and wellness which can be helpful for non-Michigan students to consider.

    Format: PDF
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    ACPA-College Student Educators International

    Target audiences: Staff and Faculty

    Authors: Various student affairs scholars and practitioners

    Description: ACPA is sponsoring a series of webinars focused on responding to student needs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is required to gain free access to all webinar recordings. Topics include: connecting in a virtual environment, working remotely in a student affairs role, moving courses online, and student programming in virtual spaces.

    Format: Webinars
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    Safeguarding Quality, Equity, and Inclusion as Learning Moves Online

    Target audiences: Staff and Faculty

    Authors: Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) faculty experts

    Description: This webinar will address a wide range of student success issues and opportunities now confronting faculty, staff, and administrators across the higher education landscape. Presenters will offer practical advice and effective pedagogical strategies for creating and sustaining high-quality, equitable, and inclusive learning environments online.

    Format: Webinar
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    How to Recover the Joy of Teaching After an Online Pivot

    Target Audience: Faculty

    Author: Flower Darby, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description: Flower Darby is Director of the Teaching for Student Success program at Northern Arizona University. In an effort to acknowledge the swift shift by faculty to remote instruction while also considering the transactional nature of this delivery during a stressful crisis, the author provides guidance to recapture the joy of teaching given her years of experience with distance learning.

    Format: Online news article
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    ‘Zoombies’ Take Over Online Classrooms

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Education

    Description: Not only are students and faculty navigating a massive disruption to traditional in-person instruction, but over the past several weeks, there is a surge of disruptors sharing racist, sexist, and offensive content during classes delivered by Zoom videoconferences. This article expands on the concept of “zoombombing” and general ways to minimize this disruption

    Format: online news article
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    Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning 

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Kara Newhouse, KQED

    Description: Dr. Alex Shevrin Venet is a college professor and consultant who recently led a webinar about trauma-informed distance learning. This news story captures Dr. Venet’s priorities for faculty to consider when cultivating trauma-informed classrooms – predictability, flexibility, connection, and empowerment. 

    Format: online article 
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  • How Neurodivergent Students are Getting Through the Pandemic

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Education

    Description: Another critical student population facing barriers to success heightened by COVID-19 are students with a range of disabilities. This article expands on neurodiversity as it applies to ADHD, autism, learning disabilities and other invisible disabilities that often require accommodations for students to thrive academically and socially. The disruption created by an abrupt move to remote instructions adversely affects neurodivergent students who benefit greatly from structure and routine.

    Format: article
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    UC President wants SAT/ACT mandate suspended through 2024 and new exam created

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Larry Gordon, EdSource

    Description: President Janet Napolitano of the University of California public university system is recommending that Board of Regents not require standardized exams be considered in the freshmen admissions cycles through 2024. Instead, Napolitano is suggesting that a new exam which aligns more with curricular expectations across the UC system be developed and integrated into the admissions process. Opponents of the SAT/ACT continue to cite this course of action as a means to diversify the student body.

    Format: article
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    Interfaith Cooperation Is the Future of Higher Education

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core

    Description: Interfaith scholar and founder of Interfaith Youth Core, Eboo Patel makes a compelling argument for practitioners and scholars engaged in diversity, equity, and inclusion to further highlight the value proposition of their work as it will serve us greatly in rebounding from the current pandemic.

    Format: blog
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    Undocumented Students Generated Up to $132 Million in Relief to Colleges – But They Won’t Receive A Dime from the Stimulus

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Viviann Anguiano, Center for American Progress

    Description: More than $6 billion from the CARES Act was designated for emergency aid to college students, many of whom have faced urgent expenses related to COVID-19. Based on a directive from the federal Department of Education, only students eligible to receive federal student aid are eligible to receive CARES stimulus funding. This excludes an estimated half million students who are undocumented with or without DACA status.

    Format: article
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    How to Help Students and Survive

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Nick Ducoff, Inside Higher Education

    Description: The author offers six specific practices for higher education leaders to consider or scale in response to the global pandemic: debt-free college degrees, innovative experiential learning opportunities, online mentoring networks, accepting transfer credits, shifting varsity athletics, and waived enrollment deposits.

    Format: article
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    5 Ways Higher Education Can Better Serve Latino Students

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Patty Reinert Mason, Strada Education Network

    Description: Excelencia in Education leverages demographic data trends to urge colleges and universities to pay attention to Latinos and African Americans as growth populations. Specifically, investing in Latino student success will have positive implications for the nation’s future. The author shares five strategies to be more responsive to Latinos such as provide high-touch interventions, acknowledge that students are balancing myriad responsibilities in multigenerational households, and addressing disparities in technology access.

    Format: article
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    Title: Don’t Forget About Rural Higher Education Students: Addressing Digital Inequities

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Ty McNamee, Jenay Williams, Karen M Ganss, Sonja Ardoin and Vanessa A. Sansone, Diverse Issues in Higher Education

    Description: A team of higher education scholars argue that with college and university closures, students are facing challenges to accessing effective online learning tools, sheltering in place with family, and feeling even more disconnected from an educational experience that provides benefits beyond academics. The article also highlights the need for lawmakers, corporate entities, and higher education to coalesce behind policies that extend broadband to rural America.  

    Format: article
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    Distanced Learning

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Eric Hoover, Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description: This article profiles a college counselor at a college-prep high school in Washington, DC serving majority students of color from underresourced communities. The counselor’s story illustrates a further digital divide affecting his and many students whose lives have been severely disrupted by COVID-19.

    Format: article
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    Education Equity in Crisis: Prioritizing Vulnerable Students with Federal CARES Act Stimulus

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: The Education Trust-West

    Description: In partnership with UnidosUS, Alliance for a Better Community and the University of California Student Association, the Education Trust-West pushes California leaders to prioritize equity-minded stimulus spending decisions. Specifically, this website breaks down considerations for K12 and higher education funding that centers students of color, English language learners, students with disabilities, and low-income students. 

    Format: website
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    Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Boys and Young Men of Color in Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Multiple faculty and administrators from Texas community colleges and universities

    Description: This webinar is a part of a series from the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color based at the University of Texas-Austin. The series is curated to provide faculty and administrators across K12 and higher education opportunities for in-depth discussion about the social and educational experiences of male students of color.

    Format: webinar
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    Reimagining Higher Education Post-Coronavirus

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Steven Mintz, Inside Higher Education

    Description: The author, who serves as a special adviser to the president of Hunter College in New York, identifies this current global crisis as an opportunity to challenge the status quo delivery of student services, teaching, and higher education overall. He makes a case for prioritizing transfer students, enhancing the quality of online learning, expanding dual degree programs, simplifying degree requirements, among other recommendations.

    Format: article  
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    No Emergency Aid for DACA Students

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff, and students

    Authors: Kery Murakami, Inside Higher Education

    Description: The federal Department of Education announced that a social security number is required for students to access emergency funds from the $2.2 trillion CARES Act stimulus package. This excludes international students and undocumented students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.

    Format: article
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    Campus Climate Issues Don’t Disappear When Campuses Close, Scholars Say

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff, and students

    Authors: Sara Weissman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education

    Description: Diverse hosted a webinar featuring critical race theory and higher education scholars Dr. Charles H. F. Davis III, Dr. Vanessa Sansone, and Dr. Leandra Parris, to address the growing importance of tending to campus climate concerns disproportionately affecting students of color amid a global pandemic. Presenters share insights about confronting incivility and microaggressions in virtual environments.

    Format: article with a link to recorded webinar
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    An Investment for Generations: A Q&A on Advancing Equity in Higher Education Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Viviann Anguiano and Marcella Bombardieri, Center for American Progress

    Description: This interview of two senior administrators at CSU-Dominguez Hills, a minority-serving institution in Los Angeles, about their response to their students amid COVID-19 illuminates how student’s basic needs has increasingly become a priority.

    Format: blog post
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    Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID Crisis

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Association of American Colleges & Universities

    Description: AAC&U is offering a series of webinars to support those at the forefront of efforts to maintain the commitment to quality, equity, and inclusion. Some of the webinars are designed for a faculty audience while others may benefit administrators. Topics include legal implications for campuses amid COVID-19, student voter engagement, and impacts on experiential learning.

    Format: webinars
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    Coronavirus left some college students without laptops or on campus jobs so help stepped in   

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Steve Strunsky, NJ.com

    Description: The article shines a light on the challenges particularly facing foster youth forced to pivot toward remote instruction or losing campus employment. Nonprofit organization, One Simple Wish, is profiled for its work with the philanthropic community.   

    Format:
    online article
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    Supporting Individuals with Autism during COVID-19


    Target audiences
    : Students, Faculty, Staff

    Authors
    : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Description
    : Developed by experts at UNC, this online toolkit offers guidance to caregivers supporting children and young people with autism to manage daily life during the COVID-19 crisis. Tips include calming strategies, social narrative techniques, and hand washing task analysis.

    Format
    : Website with links to external articles and downloadable guides
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    Impacts of COVID-19 on First-Generation Students Experienced Across Institutions of Higher Education

    Authors
    : NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success

    Target audiences
    : Students, Staff, and Faculty

    Description
    : A blog from staff of the Center for First-Generation Student Success poses critical questions for staff and faculty to consider when responding to student needs. In addition to a video message from CEO of NASPA, one of the largest professional associations for student affairs educators, this blog includes links to various news articles and resources with an eye toward equity.

    Format
    : Blog
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    The COVID-19 DEI Crisis Action Strategy Guide: Recommendations to Drive Inclusive Excellence

    Target audiences
    : Staff and Faculty


    Authors
    : Dr. Damon A. Williams, Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Innovation

    Description
    : Dr. Williams is a DEI expert and author who leads an inclusive excellence academy designed to grow individual and institutional capacity to lead with integrity and a focus on empowering marginalized students. This guide adopts the same principles of inclusive excellence, however it raises more urgent questions surrounding crisis response that prioritizes the needs of historically under-resourced college students.

    Format
    : Downloadable 48-page guide
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    Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can do Right Now

    Authors
    :
    The Justice Collective

    Target Audiences: Students, Staff, and Faculty


    Description
    : With a mission to support changemaking through building bridges linking policymakers, funders, and the communities they serve, The Justice Collective is a consultancy that offers this blog post about ways to center racial equity and justice in the wake of a crisis.

    Format
    : Blog
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    Tips for Socially-Distanced Interfaith Leadership  

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students 

    Author: Hannah Minks, Interfaith Youth Core

    Description: IFYC Program Manager, Hannah Minks offers tips for interfaith leaders at colleges and universities to exercise their leadership and care for their respective students and faith communities in a world more dependent on social media. 

    Format: Blog
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    UMBC leads research team to Study COVID-19-related discrimination against Chinese Americans

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Megan Hanks, UMBC

    Description: A team of researchers at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County have earned a National Science Foundation grant to study the increased racism targeting Chinese Americans in the wake of COVID-19. The team will also research coping strategies employed by Chinese American families. 

    Format: online news article 
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    Accessibility Suffers During Pandemic

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Education

    Description: This article illuminates the myriad barriers that students with a range of disabilities are facing in the massive conversion to remote instruction and services. The author interviews faculty, staff, and national advocates who amplify the need for greater accessibility to ensure students with a variety of needs are able to succeed in higher education.  

    Format: online news article
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    Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

    Target Audience: Faculty, staff and students 

    Authors: Akilah Johnson and Talia Buford

    Description: This article shines a light on how African Americans are disproportionately facing death and health complications as a result of COVID-19. Public health officials argue the need to collect and share more demographic data to arrive at equitable solutions. 

    Format: online news article
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    COVID-19 Strategy Survey of AAC&U Presidents 

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Author: Dr. Paul N. Friga, ABC Insights

    Description: Results of a survey among 285 presidents of American colleges and universities indicating their short-term strategies and considerations in response to COVID-19. 

    Format: PDF 
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    Dreamers Help Keep the Country Running During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

    Target Audiences: Students, staff, and faculty

    Authors: Stephanie Griffith and Claudia Flores, Center for American Progress

    Description: The article from the Center for American Progress profiles stories of DACA recipients who are working to contain the COVID-19 outbreak as well as provide essential services to residents throughout the country. Their work continues despite the looming decision from the U.S. Supreme Court about whether the DACA program is terminated or reinstated. 

    Format: online news article 
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    Successfully Supporting Diverse Students at Community Colleges

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Various administrators interviewed by HigherEdJobs

    Description: In honor of Community Colleges Month, the team from HigherEdJobs interviewed two senior level Latinx administrators who have dedicated their careers to supporting students in community colleges. Dr. Magdalena H. de la Teja and Dr. Edward Martinez share insights on how to navigate student affairs within community colleges and how to advise and support students in culturally relevant ways. 

    Format: online article 
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    Navigating Virtual Hate: Responding to Zoombombing

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur and Jade Agua

    Description: Race equity experts from the University of Southern California address the chilling effects of virtual hate on learning environments. Specifically, they provide tips on minimizing offensive disruptions during Zoom meetings and strategies for repairing harm caused by Zoombombers. 

    Format: Zoom webinar
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    Equity-Minded Student Services in Online Environments

    Target Audiences: Faculty and staff

    Authors: Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. J. Luke Wood, San Diego State University

    Description: In a series of webinars rooted in equity-minded practice, the presenters share strategies for student services practitioners to effectively reach and serve minoritized students during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Format: Recorded webinar 
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  • Covid-19 Has Worsened the Student Mental Health Crisis. Can Resilience Training Fix It?

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Authors: Sarah Brown and Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education

    Description: Before the onset of COVID-19, higher education was grappling with a surge in mental health concerns affecting students nationwide. Now in the era of this global pandemic, students are expected to exercise resilience in the absence of familiar coping mechanisms and support systems. The authors refer to several recent surveys among students and college presidents regarding the urgency of mental health.

    Format: article
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    How Colleges Can Advance Equity with CARES Act Emergency Student Aid

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Peter Granville, The Century Foundation

    Description: This report provides a brief review of emergency aid programs within institutions that provide a lifeline for students to overcome unexpected financial setbacks. The author draws upon guidance from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice such as institutions providing multiple forms of aid disbursement to accommodate students without bank accounts, communicating to students when to expect aid disbursement, and offering students the chance to apply for aid by phone.  

    Format: report
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    Launching a COVID-19 College Support Guide to Help Students in Need

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Edquity

    Description: Guided by its mission to help individuals by rising up financially, Edquity launched a website – COVIDCollegeSupport.com – as a means to disseminate basic needs resource information to students reeling from COVID-19. These categories include food, housing, income, legal support, healthcare, and mental health resources.

    Format: article 
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    Self-Care, Preventing Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Dr. Tara Powell, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work

    Description: This webinar will provide practical strategies for social workers and other individuals in the helping profession to reduce stress during the Covid-19 outbreak. Psycho-education, mindfulness, and solution focused techniques will be provided. Additionally, the webinar will discuss strategies that can be used at home or in the workplace during the pandemic.

    Format: webinar
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    Drive-Up Wifi Map

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Multiple Illinois state agencies

    Description: Through a collaborative of various agencies including the Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Community College Board, an interactive map has been developed that features the geographic location for public drive-up WiFi hotspots in Illinois. They are intended to support remote learning as educators and students navigate the global pandemic.

    Format: website with link to external link and virtual map
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    4 out of 5 College Students Face Financial Troubles due to Coronavirus Pandemic

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: Rebecca Safier, Student Loan Hero

    Description: Results are shared from a survey of more than 1,000 college and university students regarding the financial challenges they are encountering in the wake of COVID-19.

    Format: article with survey results
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    Beyond the Food Pantry: Surviving Covid-19-A #RealCollege Guide for Students


    Target audiences: Staff and Faculty


    Authors
    : The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University

    Description
    : The Hope Center led by Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab has become an expert on addressing college affordability and the increased hardship faced by college students nationwide. This is part of a series of resource guides generated in response to COVID-19 which has exacerbated students’ ability to secure stable housing, food, and employment. The guide includes links to external resources for student consideration.

    Format
    : Downloadable Resource Guide
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    DACA Update and COVID-19

    Target Audiences: Students, staff, and faculty

    Author: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 

    Description: An online repository for immigrants seeking information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and social services. There is updated information for DACA beneficiaries seeking to file for unemployment insurance due to COVID-19 job loss. 

    Format: Website with downloadable documents and links to other resources
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    #RealCollege Student Resources

    Target Audiences: Faculty, staff and students

    Author: The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice

    Description: The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University is offering two unique opportunities for college leaders to assess basic needs insecurity that students are facing as a result of COVID-19. The first survey is aimed at students and the deadline for colleges to sign up and participate is this Friday, April 17. A separate survey is designed for college leaders to share what their institutional response has been to address students' basic needs. The Hope Center generated this brief survey in partnership with philanthropic organizations and policymakers.

    Format: website with access to surveys, webinars, and other resources
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